How to store a train in a tube!
As shown in the video above and in the photos below, what may look like a model subway system is in actual fact an expansion of our train storage through the installing a culvert beside the miniature train depot. Michael Guy reports on progress as follows:
"For some time we have been awaiting delivery of some steel culvert for a miniature train storage tube. Today (September 11th, 2014) it arrived! As planned we quickly assembled the two 10 metre lengths and rolled the now 20 metre long tube into its previously prepared space. At 1,050 mm (41.5") diameter and some sixty-five feet in length, it was a formidable looking bit of pipe. Once it was in place, we bolted stored track panels together and pulled them into the tube. As we see below. Aaron was first passenger on the new TRHA 'subway' system.
The crew that tackled the task were Dan (Cheer), Carlton, Aaron and Len with myself on the forklift and in the overseers hat. Tomorrow we will make a start on the end doors and connecting the tube track up to the yard track."
This new storage will free up much needed trackage in the miniature train depot for easier train storage and accommodate new equipment.
Posting by Russ Milland; Photo by Michael Guy
Click on each image for a closer look!