Railway Heritage

HTN 201 - A gallery of photographs from Tessa Joughin from our Edwardian Event

HTN 201 - A gallery of photographs from Tessa Joughin from our Edwardian Event

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HTN 202 - A gallery of photographs from John Middleton

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HTN 202 - A gallery of photographs from John Middleton

24th April…

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HTN 203 - Great pics from Gary Barnes at our Edwardian Event

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HTN 203 - Great pics from Gary Barnes at our Edwardian Event

25th Ap…

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HTN 204 - Our Edwardian Experience - letters in response

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HTN 204 - Our Edwardian Experience - letters in response

View the Ga…

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HTN 206 - The Sandstone Chronicles - New DVD Release

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HTN 206 - The Sandstone Chronicles - New DVD Release

Our brillian…

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HTN 207 - 1200 km to a Dinner Party? You must be crazy!  - by Andy Selfe

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HTN 209 - Literature Division

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HTN 209 - Literature Division

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Weekly Visitors at the Sandstone Heritage TrustHester Papenfus has been hosting visitors on a regular basis to the Sandstone Heritage Trust. We hav…

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Orenstein & Koppel locomotive, No. 12493

Orenstein & Koppel locomotive, No. 12493

3 December 2010 update

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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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