Emu Bay Railway - Now it gets scary....EBR Beyer Garratt
EBR Beyer Garratt at Rosebery, mid 1950's - Tom Rogers Collection
(Copyright Burnie Pioneer Museum, Burnie)
The Emu Bay Railway was a user of Garratt locomotives from the 1930's when the first type (as shown in the diagram above) was brought into service, through successful employment of Australia's ASG type post war, to the end of steam in the early 1960's. To model the late steam/early diesel era of the EBR then, Garratts are necessary. I have decided to model the original Beyer Garratt type as my next model. I will be using two Hollywood Foundry Bullants with WD Models/SEM wheels as the basis, with the remainder of the locomotive being scratchbuilt. Scary? Absolutely. An achievable challenge? I think so.
Welcome - Some Australian 3'6" Railway Modelling in HOn3.5
Welcome - this site canvasses some of my modelling of Australian 3'6" gauge railways in HOn3.5. Most work is intended to be on railways in South Australia whether Government or Private, with some Tasmanian stock also.
My models are in HO scale (3.5 mm/foot) on 12mm gauge track - this combination (HOn3.5) has been chosen for its' fidelity to 3'6" gauge. HOn3.5 is a "modeller's scale" with no commercially available RTR rollingstock for South Australia or Tasmania. Everything here then is hand built.