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No 777 --Early days at the Petone track

5" gauge, 1" scale 2-8-2 tender loco, designed and built by Harold Sinclair. This was Harold's first "big" engine and led to his building 7 1/4" gauge models of narrow gauge prototypes, examples of which are in use around the world

The club held its 50th Anniversary last year.

No 66

Harold Sinclair's loco, No.66 took to the track, with its own tender, for the first time on Sunday 26 July 1999.  It is a 2-6-2 outside framed loco following the pattern of Harold's earlier locos of this wheel arrangement.

No 66

Gavin McCabe, the owner of No 66, is driving. He looks slightly pleased with it!


Speedy is a club loco built by members many years ago its is used for steam driver training. Blastpipe Editor Peter Anderson taking Speedy for a run at the Raumati club track



Speedy at the beach steaming bays being readied for a run by John Fergusson

Speedy and Hercules II

Henry Cuttriss running #2970, and Alastair Maciver with Speedy 


Brian Wheeler having fun with Bridget!


Charlie Lear stops for a quick photo while running Springbok

No 99

On the weekend of 29/8/99, Harold Sinclair ran his new Mallet, #99, but with the tender off #26. The colours don't quite hit it off together! The loco colour is 'John Deere Green' from Protective Paints and is the same colour as Brian Wheeler's 'Bridget'.

Broken River Railroad #26

#26 in the station. John Olsen is standing behind the diesel, Quentin McLachlan is driving #26, and Harold Sinclair contemplates the paintwork.

Broken River Railroad #26

Harold Sinclair's loco, heading down the grade from the beach with Richard McLachlan at the regulator.This engine had its first steamup in January 1996 but its tender was not completed until the middle of the year.



One of the newest locos in the club but maybe the longest in construction. Started in the late 1980's. Pete completed his fathers Rob Roy in 2010

Harry Load Test

What was meant to be a test of pulling an empty wagon for the first time. However club members climbed aboard for the photo opportunity .



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