View Full Version : Screenshot of The Week: December 20 to December 27 2015 (Narrow Gauge)

December 22nd, 2015, 08:16 AM

Well the original plan for this week was "Christmas", but that's been done alot of besides just about anything qualifies as a Christmas shot - even the ones without snow. So instead say hello to our fun-sized cousins the narrow gauge railroads from around the world. Please send your theme suggestions for subsequent competitions via email or Skype by clicking on the little icons below my username.

One screenshot allowed per entrant. Screenshots must adhere to the theme and the Trainz Forum Code of Conduct.

Submission closes on December 27 at 12:00 noon UTC/GMT/Zulu time (http://www.everytimezone.com/).


December 22nd, 2015, 12:18 PM
http://www.hostthenpost.org/uploads/adcefefb76c1f36d045ef5fe34459fd1.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

December 22nd, 2015, 10:50 PM
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/3622b888fc2fea022e23d80b3f7e7d20.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)

December 23rd, 2015, 12:07 AM
http://hostthenpost.org/uploads/0af4cbf85af4bf1151a7c3dc5f3604d9.jpg (http://hostthenpost.org)


December 24th, 2015, 03:51 PM
David Lloyd George passes Groby Junction with a Ffestinog Railway 12 coach summer service.


December 24th, 2015, 05:24 PM
Tasmanian Government Railways English Electric Loco (42" Narrow Gauge) X17 is in charge of Train 171 as it passes through Mt Nicholas Siding on route to St Marys on the Fingal Line, c.1955

http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk192/pware/TGR/TANE%20TGR%20X17_zpslrfaxrfq.jpg (http://s280.photobucket.com/user/pware/media/TGR/TANE%20TGR%20X17_zpslrfaxrfq.jpg.html)

December 26th, 2015, 03:43 PM

The 3ft 6 gauge (42") is used by several National Railway Systems, New Zealand being one such Railway. One of the main advantages of the narrower gauges
is that it is far better suited for hill, and mountain, terrain, i.e. laying shorter radius curves, primary industry lines,etc.

Although the scene above is fictitious, it is prototypical of many Station/yard scenes found during the 50's & 60's in NZ.
Featured are twin (GM)Da engines, and a K class 4-8-4 (NZ built) locomotive.
Respects to Fender849 (NZ), and the late Billegulla (Aus), for their great NZRTS engines. And also 'Rugrat' for his URL logging cars.

December 26th, 2015, 10:34 PM

December 30th, 2015, 02:02 AM

December 31st, 2015, 07:03 AM
Submissions are now closed. There are 8 entries for this round so up to 1 vote is allowed. Voting will be from now until January 4, 1200nn UTC. Please post your votes below.

December 31st, 2015, 08:11 AM
Voting for... edh6.

I though you always granted us 2 votes for 6-10 submissions (1 for 1-5 and 3 for 11+)?

December 31st, 2015, 09:20 AM
Hi Onno. I thought that was a bit too "narrow" so I'm trying spreading it out a little to help make voting a bit more competitive for low-entry weeks; 10, 15, 25 for 1, 2 and 3 votes respectively.

December 31st, 2015, 10:04 AM
too "narrow"Fitting comment :P .

December 31st, 2015, 04:48 PM
I vote for edh6

December 31st, 2015, 05:38 PM
Some excellent shots ..... but I vote for


December 31st, 2015, 06:20 PM
I also vote for Kingstonflyer.

December 31st, 2015, 06:23 PM
Voting for edh6

December 31st, 2015, 06:36 PM
Kingstonflyer, although it is a very close call between kingstonflyer and edh6

January 1st, 2016, 10:55 AM
Some very excellent shots this week. I would have participated this week if I'd had any narrow gauge stock.


January 1st, 2016, 01:44 PM
Some great shots this week, but I'm gonna say Edh6. Beautiful shot and keep up the good work!

January 1st, 2016, 06:44 PM
My vote is for sp9813. All the shots were pretty good, however.

January 1st, 2016, 11:52 PM
My vote is for


January 2nd, 2016, 12:40 AM
A Shay, a decent screenie of narrow gauge in India and a Garrat leaving a shared public road and you only give us one vote?

my, my, the times, they are a-changing.

well, I had to stop and think about flyboy559's screenie, for I realised it is a Shay with a decent level of detail and a hefty load behind it.

captainkman and the darjeeling screenie. A set of contrasts, modern India and old; the bus has luggage on the roof, the road is narrow, the cars behind the loco have that distinctive Indian Railways design of permanently open windows (how do they keep the carriages warm in winter? I know, wear kashmiri shawls! ) And then the train is passing the abode of a rupee millionaire who certainly has a view. A garish abode, nonetheless.

And then we have Ffestinog Heritage with rather unusual (for me) railway crossing boards, the Welsh version of crossbucks and the service is leaving a shared roadway - and of course, the image makes you look closer to see where the Garrat is going. You spy a platform. And to think I lived 30 minutes from Blaneau-Ffestinog 20 years ago and never went down there to have a look .... tsk, tsk.

Well, I will make up for my Blaneau-Ffestinog mistake and vote for peterwise - under protest, only one vote - my, my ... ...

January 5th, 2016, 07:45 PM


January 10th, 2016, 11:56 AM
Voting is now closed, thank you all for participating.

4 edh6
4 kingstonflyer
1 firemanflyn
1 sp9813
1 peterwise