Category Archives: Woodlark Central

2018 Ballasting in progress

2017 was a great start to the Woodlark Central.  The core railroad was built and operated three times.  2018 on the other hand has been a disappointment.  As of Thanksgiving the railroad has not yet been run and most of … Continue reading

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Success! Woodlark Central’s first run is a party…

On August 18th 2017, the Woodlark Central ran for the first time!  My 50th birthday reunion celebration was a success.  My son, nephew and others all ran the trains and made trips around the track on the hand car.  There … Continue reading

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WCRR – Ballast Complete

In July we completed the basic ballast on the Woodlark Central

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Woodlark Central – Latest track plan

Dad made an accurate plan so that he could manufacture the track for the Woodlark Central.  This is what he is building to. I’ve sketched the location of the shed and track to it.  The site of the shed is … Continue reading

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Woodlark Central #3 – What’s the grade?

Yesterday my son and I surveyed the grade.  I setup a laser level on my camera tripod.  It was not easy making it perfectly level when rotating round and round.  Then my son rotated the level and I took measurements … Continue reading

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Woodlark Central #2 – Proposed design for 28′ radius

Here is a proposal for a 28′ minimum radius version of the Woodlark Central.  Click here to understand the Woodlark Central. Thoughts The house is not shown, it as at the bottom of the drawing.  The house sits 4-5 feet … Continue reading

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Woodlark Central #1- Background, Givens, and Druthers

Ever since I was a boy, I’ve thought it would be cool to have my own live steam railroad.  Now that I’m a grown up, I working to put that dream into play. Background When I was a boy, we’d … Continue reading

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