Re: The gauge question ...

Peter Evans <pevans@...>

Thanks Brad,
Point taken. I think this group is an excellent idea and congratulations on getting it up and running.

From: LRRSA@... [mailto:LRRSA@...] On Behalf Of BLI BLI
Sent: Tuesday, 15 August 2006 2:22 PM
To: LRRSA@...
Subject: Re: [LRRSA] The gauge question ...

Hi Peter,
         The front page may require a rewording I
think. I just threw it together in a hurry this
  Such operations would of course be considered in
topic. I tend to consider logging railways to be an
industrial operation and thus fit into #1 on the front
page. This may indeed be a wrong decision on my part.
  The main reason for having the 3ft6 in #2 was to
avoid items like Queensland Rail which isn't within
the scope of Light Railways.
  I pretty much use Light Railways as a guide to
topics covered with a small diversion in the inclusion
of modelling of industrial topics.

  Anyway welcome to the group guys, it is great to
have you here.


--- sawdustoz wrote:

> Hi All,
> Perhaps this group might like to consider light
> railways with a gauge
> greater than 3-ft 6-in? Victorian lines that spring
> to mind are the
> McIvor firewood line (5-ft 3-in), the early horse
> trams of the Wombat
> Forest south of Bendigo (also 5-ft 3-in), and the
> David Mitchell
> firewood tram (3-ft 6-in and, later, standard
> gauge). In addition,
> there were heaps of very traditional "light
> railways" with a gauge of 3-
> ft 6-in, especially in the Otway Forest and east of
> the Powelltown line.
> Cheers,
> PeterE.

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