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Building the DJH AD60
Even before I started building my NGG16, a long living love of mine, I already eyed towards the Australian Class 60. This class may not be the biggest Garratt ever, but there is little to surpass this class. Actually I believe it to be the largest standard gauge Garratt built in substantial numbers.
I got a DJH kit via my modeller's network (thanks again Trevor and Andy!!) in May 2011 and started the kit almost immediately after finishing the then running projects, the NGG16 and parallel to NS Class 6200.
It is awesome to see them at work .
|While a was building my model of the AD60 no 6029 was being restored to operational condition. When it finally came to life it featured as the largest operational steam locomotive in the southern hemisphere, the UP3985 being the largest of the northern hemishpere and in fact the largest in the world until "Big Boy" UP4014 hits the rails somewhere between 2016 and 2018.|
|Undergoing yard trials at the Canberra Railway Museum, july 2014||Inaugural run, Feburay 2015|
April 7, 2016
Jan 27, 2016
Jan 24, 2016
Dec 31, 2015
The loco is essentially completed. Some minor jobs are needed to undo minor handling damage. But it runs and it runs sweet.
Dec 24, 2015
After completing my SHM 26 and NS 6228, progress on the AD60 picked up really well. The rear unit's chassis is operational. The last set of valve gear of the front unit is awaiting arrival of spare parts. Decals and brass number have been ordered. In the mean time I am working on small details.
June 1st, 2015
Many things have passed. Midway 2014 I picked up this model again and gradually advanced to this stage.
Both undercarriages have been blackened and lightly weathered.
I'm now getting to the stage where the rodding will be done and the electrical drives will be installed
May 1st, 2012
Status as per the summer stop of building
March 27, 2012
March 8, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
Status as of Feb 12, 2012
Feb 7, 2012