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Ray Hastings19/12/2021 07:41:00
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I have been browsing the site and like others have decided to put my head above the wall so to speak. I have plans and castings for ETW’s “Wallaby” and would like to build the 1831 locomotive to put it in! I believe that ETW had articles on the building of the loco in ME but I have not managed to source any relevant information so would be extremely grateful to anyone who could furnish any copies of the pertinent articles. I hope you are all are staying safe from the weather and the dreaded covid!

Mike Hurley19/12/2021 10:06:43
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Welcome to the forum Ray. Lots of info here and plenty of knowledgable folk who can advise on most issues! I think most of us are trying to keep our heads down and avoid this bloody covid, but life has to go on.

Keep safe. All the best Mike

Howard Lewis19/12/2021 20:22:28
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Yes, Welcome to the Forum

Enquire within on almost any subject that comes to mind, and someone will have the knowledge and experience to solve the problem.

Expect a bit of leg pulling as well!


Ray Hastings19/12/2021 22:05:33
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Mike and Howard, many thanks for the welcome, I will certainly be asking many questions!
As for the leg pulling, being an Englishman living in Australia especially during cricket and rugby competitions is a test of character and resilience !


Perko720/12/2021 11:35:19
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Hi Ray, what part of Qld are you in? I'm in Ipswich. There's a few other ex-pats and natural Aussies involved in this forum too so expect the usual light-hearted banter at times, particularly around Ashes test time (we won't mention the second test in Adelaide which finished today!)

There are a couple of other people on this forum also interested in the 1831 and a mate of mine in Ipswich is building a Wallaby too but just out of interest in the engine itself, not to go in a loco.

I'm building a 5-inch gauge petrol-powered Qld Railways DL loco (some photos in my album) which is nearly complete but has had some reliability issues during testing so is currently having a heart transplant.

Hope you find what you need for your 1831.

Geoff P.

Ray Hastings20/12/2021 19:13:59
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Hi Geoff, I am up in central Queensland near Gladstone. The wallaby is a “slow build” as I am having to use my father in laws lathe while I search for a suitable second hand one. There is certainly more choice in the UK regarding used machinery than here! You will have to post more images of your DL loco


Harry Wilkes20/12/2021 21:00:22
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Welcome to the forum


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