Dutton Bay Tramway - What's New

What's New

This information has only been added since the major update in June 2000. The first set of entries will cover only the significant changes to the site.

9 July 2004 A new covering the introduction of trees to the Dutton Bay has been produced here
21 June 2004 A new page detailing the revamp of Saltpan has been created
A new page giving a summary Timeline of the history of the Dutton Bay has been created
24 May 2004 A new page displaying my attempts at rolling stock weathering has been created
A new page showing the results of the Catastrophic Failure has been created
27 April 2004 A new page showing off the Windmills has been created
21 May 2003 The Anunaka and River Dutton pages have been split.
16 April 2003 The Wirrandra and Wanilla Forest pages have been split.
7 January 2003 The Operations page has been extended to show the randomly generated goods movements.
5 December 2002 In response to many questions, a new page has been added giving information about the Suppliers of Blue Styrofoam and Casting Materials.
15 November 2002 A new page detailing work on the newly named West End Hill section has been added.
4 November 2002 The Operations page has been modified to reflect operating sessions on the new, expanded layout.
23 September 2002 A new page showing modifications to the Kelvin Control Panel has been created.
21 August 2002 A new page covering the progress of the First Train over the new layout arrangement was added. Go to the First Train page
07 June 2002 A new page detailing the work on the new connecting section, River Dutton and modifications to Anunaka was added to the site
16 April 2002 The diary, or "progress" page was split so that older data is found on the 1998-1999-2000 page.
9 April 2002 Photos of the "big move" added to the Wirrandra page.
6 April 2002 Progress photos of Wirrandra added.
20 March 2002 A new page detailing work on Wirrandra has been created.
1 January 2002 The Permanent Track Plan page has been updated with the current trackplan, which has three stations for operation, plus allowing room for my On30 "Blinman" layout.
22 May 2001 The Goods Rolling Stock page has been updated with photos of the DBT cattle wagons, and a Second Goods Stock page has been added with photos of some more vehicles.
An updated photo of the EIMCO, loco #66, has been added to the locomotive page, along with an updated description of locos #62 and #51
18 May 2001 A new page has been added with photos of the replacement goods shed and little grain agent's shed
Photos of the newly painted 28-ton Baldwins, along with the smaller 6-wheel Baldwin have been added to the locos page.
22 February 2001 A new page has been added to the "permanent layout" description. This Interim Arrangement page contains photos of Anunaka and Kelvin in temporary locations on the permanent framing, and also has photos of the bridging sections.
4 February 2001 A new page has been added to the "permanent layout" description. This Track page discusses the new Micro-Engineering code 70 flex track, and compares with other brands and sizes of flex.
17 January 2001 Photos of the Staging Yard in place in the layout after completion of wiring, showing the "gap" between the yard and Kelvin, have been added to the Backdrop & Staging Yard page.
27 December 2000 Photos of the technique used to switch the frog power with Switchmasters added to the Backdrop & Staging Yard page.
3 December 2000 More photos of progress on the backdrop and the staging yard have been added here.
29 November 2000 New links added to the Australian NG Web Exhibition and the Broughton Vale Tramway
16 November 2000 An image showing a train at Kelvin under four different types of lighting was added to the lighting page.
11 November 2000 A new page showing the tests performed to determine the best lights has been added.
9 November 2000 Photos of progress on the backdrop and the staging yard have been added here.
1 November 2000 Details of the amazing coincidence and discovery - narrow gauge on the Eyre Peninsula.
7 October 2000 Photo of the Bemo HF-130-C, which will become DBT No. 9, included in the Locos under construction page
5 October 2000 Modifications have been made to the Loco page, including images of locos under construction or "ordered".
4 October 2000 New link added, to Bill Russell's Victorian Narrow Gauge Railways site.
Photos of the two new locomotives, in primer, were added. Initially to the "progress" page they will shortly be added to the loco pages
12 September 2000 New links added, to Laurie Green's Rio Grande Southern and the LRRSA Sugar Cane Railways
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6 August 2000 The trackplan for the permanent layout has been modified to incorporate the changes made to Warunda and the Fiddle/Staging Yard.
A new page containing the plans for the small sheds to be used at Wepowie has beed added
24 July 2000 The planning for Warunda has progressed. Hopefully the final version is now shown.
17 July 2000 A new page showing the proposed plan for Warunda was added, linked off the permanent layout page.
15 July 2000 The Home page was modified to include the first three lines from the progress page.
7 July 2000 A new page, containing details and photos of the modified L-girder benchwork was added to the site.
2 July 2000 Link added to the Fiddle Yard plan from the Permanent Layout page. Fiddle Yard drawing produced in colour.
1 July 2000 New page added to provide a "home" for the Permanent Layout information.
23 June 2000 Update to various pages following Hobsons Bay exhibition
Added two new galleries to the Gallery. Look for "New Images" and "Train Time".
Added the trackplan for the permanent layout under construction
Added information about new locos to the locomotives page.
Added a new page covering the use of Digital Command Control (DCC) page on the Dutton Bay.
Added a new diary page which monitors the progress of the permanent DBT.

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