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HTN 142 - Cable drums acquired

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HTN 142 - Cable drums acquired

5th October 2006

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HTN 150 - South African Defence Force / School of Armour Officers visit Sandstone Estates.

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HTN 152 - The old Kommandonek fruit shed

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HTN 152 - The old Kommandonek fruit shed

14th November 2006

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HTN 160 - Sandstone's lattice bridges

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HTN 160 - Sandstone's lattice bridges

29th November 2006

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HTN 161 - The Sandstone Heritage Trust pays homage to the Rand Club

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HTN 174 - Massive DVD Sale - an opportunity for enthusiasts to own some classic videos

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HTN 179 - The man and the machines

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HTN 179 - The man and the machines

1st February 2007

Keith Steve…

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RN 352 - Restoring the Port Shepstone 2-ft Narrow Gauge trucks

12th March 200…

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HTN 191 - Alastair Saxton's cover design for the March issue of The Klaxton Chatter Magazine

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Sandstone Heritage Trust, Bloemfontein workshops.

Although Sandstone is reasonably well known as a destination it is less well known that we operate a major locomotive refurbishment programme at our Bloemfontein workshops. This is located in the old Steam Depot which was the home of constant Steam activity for many decades.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sandstone has agreed with South Africa's top model makers to host a special section on their web site which would concentrate on areas of interest for railway locomotive model makers worldwide. The idea was proposed by Andries Keyser, whose introduction features below.

One of our most steadfast supporters over the years and someone who has been of immense assistance to model makers around the world with respect to the provision of technical information is Hannes Paling. As a summary to the outstanding contributions that Hannes has made and continues to make he has prepared this introductory statement for us:

Since the start of the industrial revolution man has created many types of machines, the steam locomotive was one of these. The steam locomotive has held a special fascination to young and old for more than a century. With the withdrawal of the steam locomotive from active service a vacuum was formed which was ably filled by the Sandstone Heritage Trust's Unique collection in this country, especially narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock. It has from the smallest locomotive, a Decauville type 1, which is the only working example in the world, two examples of Lawleys with a rich history spanning more than a hundred years each, again the only working examples in the world and narrow gauge super power in the form of the NG15 and various Garratt classes, which don't need a introduction, with a good spread in between from all major manufacturers world wide.

Sandstone narrow gauge railway and website has been a inspiration to many model builders around the world, examples of Sandstone engines are built in Australia, the UK, the States, Europe, Germany and of course South Africa, from small H0 gauge models to one third size working models are built. Many of the models built in other countries were inspired by photo's on the Sandstone website.

To all model builders around the world, please let us have pictures of your work, perhaps we could share some of our experiences.

Best regards,
Hannes Paling

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