German V19 in Austrailia


Two images of Graeme Driscoll's 1" scale, 5" gauge  German V19 class,  8 cylinder Steam Loco

Images by John Lyas, December 2008

Two audio files of this loco can be heard here: starting and working

Information on the history of this remarkable loco can be read here

Information on the valve gear for this loco can be read here

A video animation of the valve gear can be see here


Vancouver Island Roundhouse construction

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With steam on the HSB


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New Zealand Live Steam Convention

January 2008


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Ladies of Live Steam



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Worlds first steam loco running on Bio diesel


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Union Pacific

Images from 2007

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My time with the first, last and largest and their miniatures in the 21st Century.


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South Australia 



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Hiroshi Mori's

Akubi Light Railway


Hiroshi Mori's garden railway in Japan

Mr. Mori wanted to build a garden railway but did not have the money so he became a novelist and with the money generated from book sales realized his dream.

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Chama & Durango 

October 2007


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Portugal and the Douro Valley

September 2007



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Vancouver Island 

continuing track construction

Updated to February 2008



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West Africa


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England and Wales

Summer 2007


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March 2007


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