Tullamarine Live Steam Society (TLSS) has two ground level tracks. One is a dual gauge 7 1/4″ & 5″ track of 1.5km with a maximum grade of 1:80 on straights and 1:100 on curves. The second is a dual gauge 5″ & 3 1/2″ track of 600m also with a maximum grade of 1:80 on straights and 1:100 on curves.
Each track is serviced by a separate unloader, steam-up bays and turntable. All steam-up bays have compressed air, water and 12 volts supplied. The 7 1/4″ & 5″ facility requires the vehicle that is unloading to reverse to the unloader and can service one vehicle at a time. The 5″ & 3 1/2″ facility is drive through and has the capacity to service two vehicles at a time.
There is also a separate 7 1/4″ truck unloader that can unload high vehicles and heavy locomotives.
Due to the nature of the soil at Bulla Hill, which expands and contracts seasonally, the TLSS tracks are best suited to narrow gauge prototype locomotives.
Click here for a track plan.