The world's greatest NG prototype

KiwiRail Oct 18, 2003

  1. KiwiRail

    KiwiRail TrainBoard Member

    Want to know where the world's greatest narrow gauge model railroad prototype is? Check out Every prototypical justification you need for anything you want to do on a model layout [​IMG] Spiral mainline, vertical scenery, viaducts plunging into tunnels. Heavy freight and passenger, alongside bush tramways. Steam and diesel sharing right up to 1971. Pre WW1 electrics....

    Note: Fixed URL

    [ 18. October 2003, 00:15: Message edited by: slimjim ]
  2. Greg Elems

    Greg Elems Staff Member

    Welcome KiwiRail. I agree, NZ railroading is a fasinating subject. I really like the old EE cab units, can't remember the designation for them. Nice web page too. Is that you next to the engine?

    Greg Elems
  3. Catt

    Catt Permanently dispatched

    Rob,your website makes me wish I were 20- years younger.I would definately give very serious thought to imigrating to New Zealand.
  4. watash

    watash Passed away March 7, 2010 TrainBoard Supporter In Memoriam

    Hey Kiwirail, welcome to the TrainBoard!

    Come by often!

    Beautiful place to live looks like!

    (How is the cost of living down there for an old retired duffer and one foxy lady, compared to here in the U.S.?) Heh heh :D
  5. KiwiRail

    KiwiRail TrainBoard Member

    hi guys

    thanks for the kind words. sorry to take so long to reply - I'm not a regular web surfer [​IMG]

    NZ is pretty cheap vs USA, especially if you are retired ie it is great to live on NZ dollars so long as you aren't earning them! they are worth about US0.56c right now I think and that is a record high. In the Napier TrainWorld (photos posted to my website) I met an old bloke from the US who comes out every year with his wife to help out at trainWorld and just enjoy the Napier sun during the Northern winter.

    Come see. I'm thinking I might enjoy organising a rail-oriented tour one day.

    And if you can't, you could always create a little bit of NZ in your basement, as I just started doing


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