CaneSIG: Modelling Resources

 

Assorted model images

Above: A selection of Queensland, Cuban, and Javanese sugar cane railway (tramway) models.

Modelling Resources

Items listed here may also be linked from other pages within this web site, but this is the primary link to most of CaneSIG's resources.

Items are NOT always cross-indexed, and my idea of an index term may not be yours, so look for alternate terms if you don't find something immediately.

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Early Huxley wholestick truck

The Image Collection extends this list in almost every category. Use simple search terms and sort through the results for photos, drawings, etc. There is, for example, a link on this page to an article on Java. Using Java or Isugar as the search term will provide links to a number of Indonesian steam and diesel era photos.


CaneSIG is a free resource for modellers of the world's sugar cane railways. Please contact the Coordinator if you have resources that you would like to share.

Materials have been provided by modellers and enthusiasts for the personal use of other modellers only. Please do not abuse this privilege; contact the copyright holders for any other use.

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  • Link: Angola: CE Rickwood's 1960s visit; Rickwood, CE (1967). 'Coconuts, Cane and Coffee', The Industrial Railway Record, 13: March, pp 20-25/33. Source: www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/13/coconuts.htm, mirror copy downloaded 17 April 2009.
  • Link Australian Canefield Locomotives (c 2004 petrol & diesel): by manufacturer and mill, from Chris Walters' photos and notes (pdf file).
  • Link: AMRM magazine article by Bob Dow (1997), scratchbuilding cane bins.
  • Link: Austoft A8000 Cane Harvester, Case IH advertisement in Australian Sugarcane, December 2016.
  • Weekend Australian: cane burning

  • Link: Australian Canefield Locomotives (petrol/diesel) 2004, originally compiled by Chris Walters on Geocities [Cane Tram Notes, 791 Mb]
  • Link: Australian Sugar Cane Mills, location and production from 2012 Australian Sugar Cane Annual
  • Link: Australian Sugar Industry, mill and locomotive lists, etc.
  • Link: Australian Sugar Industry Locomotives (1978), (mill rosters, maps, etc.): Browning, John & Mewes, David (1978). ANGRMS: Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society. Reproduced with permission (pdf file). Individual mill extracts available from the mill listings on the Sugar Industry page.
  • Link: Australian Sugar Industry Locomotives: 1978 Locomotive drawings only: Browning, John & Mewes, David (1978). ANGRMS: Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society. Reproduced with permission (pdf file). Individual mill extracts available from the mill listings on the Sugar Industry page.
  • Link: Australian Sugar Industry Locomotives: 1978 Mill maps only: Browning, John & Mewes, David (1978). ANGRMS: Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society. Reproduced with permission (pdf file). Individual mill extracts available from the mill listings on the Sugar Industry page.
  • Link: Australian Sugar Industry Locomotives (2005): Browning, John (2005). LRRSA: Light Railway Research Society of Australia. Reproduced with permission (pdf file). Individual mill lists (html) available from the mill listings on the Sugar Industry page.
  • Link: Baguley and Baguley-Drewry 2 ft gauge diesels supplied to sugar mills in Queensland and Fiji (Cane Tram Notes) [303 Kb]
  • Link: Beets, Sugar in Voie Libre International #85, prototype and model information.
  • Link: Interpretive brochure on Betteravia (California), the Sugar Mill and the Railroad; from Friends of the Santa Maria Valley Railroad [pdf file].
  • Link: Bibliography, selected list of print resources (Dec 2012, 10 pages) or
    Link: single page booklist
  • Link: Buildings, Queensland, a selection of Jim Fainges' pencil drawings/sketches from The Turntable newsletter (808 Kb pdf file); or the full set (6.3 Mb pdf file).
  • Link: Buildings, Queensland, photos and other details of Queensland's [sometimes] unique hotels, home, commercial buildings, railway structures, etc. Primarily Lynn Zelmer's photos, etc.
  • Link: Bundaberg Fowler Steam Locomotives (Cane Tram Notes) [1.7 Mb]
  • Link: Bundy's Last Great Adventure, Diary (Cane Tram Notes) [652 Kb]
  • Link: Cane Harvester, Austoft A8000, Case IH advertisement in Australian Sugarcane, December 2016.
  • Link: CaneSIG FAQs
  • Link: Cane Railway Modelling Basics (Handbook series)
  • Link: Cane Tram Notes
  • Link: Canefield Locomotives, Australian (petrol/diesel) 2004, originally compiled by Chris Walters on Geocities [Cane Tram Notes, 791 Mb]
  • Link: Cane truck, Wholestick, steel, Isis Mill (John Armstrong's detailed plans)
  • Link: Cane truck, Wholestick, timber, Moreton Central Mill (John Armstrong's sketch plan)
  • Link: Cane truck, wholestick, 3 ton, Robert Hudson, UK, for export
  • Link: Capricorn Sugar Rail Museum, the Coordinator's On30 micro-layout based on the premise that sugar production survived in the Capricornia Region into the 21st Century.
  • Link: Card models/kits - locomotive, cane bins, structures, etc., (downloadable free)
  • Link: Card Model Kits [Clever], Kitbashing, #38 in the Basic Handbook Series.
  • Link: Caribbean style 4w cane wagons (Freelance 009)
  • Link: Case IH advertisement from 2012 Australian Sugar Cane Annual
  • Link: Coconuts, Cane and Coffee: CE Rickwood's 1960s visit to Angola; Rickwood, CE (1967). 'Coconuts, Cane and Coffee', The Industrial Railway Record, 13: March, pp 20-25/33. Source: www.irsociety.co.uk/Archives/13/coconuts.htm, mirror copy downloaded 17 April 2009.
  • Colouring sheets: Bundaberg Sugar's Lorry (safety message); ASCR locomotives: BFC3, Germany, Invicta, Valdora,
  • Link: Country notes: Sugar cane industry in Angola, Argentina, Australia, Cuba, Egypt, Fiji, India. Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Taiwan, USA
  • Link: Creating Scale drawings from photographs using photogrammetry (Jim Fainges notes)
  • Link: CSR sugarcane transport (c 2007, statistics)
  • Link: Cuba, 2003, Sugar Cane Railways in (Cane Tram Notes) [800 Kb]
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  • Link: Douglas Shire Tramway Train Control Staff (Cane Tram Notes) [224 Kb]
  • Eimco 40t B-B DH locomotive drawings (1:48 scale): left side and rear, right side and front). Also notes for accurately printing the drawings.
  • Link: Fiji Over the Years - 1963-2008 (Cane Tram Notes) [2.6 Mb]
  • Link: Fiji, Sugar in: interpretive brochure c 1963 from SPSM, Fiji.
  • Link: Fijian On30 Cane Tram (Lomo Lomo). Steve Pettit's exhibition layout, #37 in the Basic Handbook series.
  • Link: Future of the Sugar Industry, 2003 (Cane Tram Notes) [224 Kb]
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  • Link: Garden/Large Scale model railways (Members' Models)
  • Link: Getting Started
  • Link: Goods Traffic on Cane and Shire Tramways (Handbook series)
  • Link: Goondi Mill Inquest, 1922 (Cane Tram Notes) [1.4 Mb]
  • Link: Growing and Processing Sugar, US Sugar Corp chart
  • Link: Handbooks, Modelling -- Cane Railway Basics, Loco Depots, Goods Traffic on Cane and Shire Tramways, Modern Cane Railways of Queensland, Passenger Trains on the Narrower Gauge
  • Link: Harvesters, Mechanical Sugar Cane (Cane Tram Notes) [1.4 Mb]
  • Link: Hawaii, Oahu Sugar Company, Waikane, Cane Tram Notes compiled by Nicholas Kalis, 2014 [1.3 Mb]
  • Link: HO/O Scale model railways (Members' Models)
  • Link: Image Collection: over 11,000 photos, drawings, etc.
  • Link: Introduction to Cane Railway Modelling (8 pages, prototype and model tips, 2008, 1.4 Mb pdf file)
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  • Link: Java (Indonesia): Browning, John (2012). 'Diesels in the canefields - Java', in Light Railways, 228, December 2012, pp17-19.
  • Link: Kitbashing Card Model Kits [Clever], #38 in the Basic Handbook Series.
  • Link: Large Scale/Garden model railways (Members' Models)
  • Link Offsite: Lautoka and area (Fiji) photos (over 500 including sugar mill, cane tram and harvesting), Dave Robinson photographer, 2005. Site still active March 2016.
  • Link: Locomotives, Australian Canefield (petrol/diesel) 2004, originally compiled by Chris Walters on Geocities [Cane Tram Notes, 791 Mb]
  • Link: Locomotives, Australian Sugar Industry (mill rosters, maps, etc.): Browning, John & Mewes, David (1978). ANGRMS: Australian Narrow Gauge Railway Museum Society. Reproduced with permission (pdf file). Individual mill extracts available from the mill listings on the Sugar Industry page.
  • Link: Louisiana cane railway layout in N scale; Model Railroader article of December 1972 explains industry at that time.
  • Link Louisiana Sugar Industry: American Sugar Cane League brochure.
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  • Link: Managing Farm Safety - Risk Management - Growers Checklist - Sugar Production [includes cane tram items]
  • Link: Mechanical Sugar Cane Harvesters (Cane Tram Notes) [1.4 Mb]
  • Link: Members' Models: N/HO/S/O scales
  • Link: Members' Models: Large/Garden scales
  • Link: Mills, Refineries and Bulk Terminals [in Eastern Australia, map courtesy of Bundaberg Sugar]
  • Link: Mills, Australian Sugar Cane, location and production from 2012 Australian Sugar Cane Annual
  • Link: Modelling Cane Railways, 4 page handout for the 2003 PNR 'Tunnel' Convention, Eugene, Oregon.
  • Link: Modelling Handbooks -- Cane Railway Basics, Loco Depots, Goods Traffic on Cane and Shire Tramways, Modern Cane Railways of Queensland, Passenger Trains on the Narrower Gauge
  • Link: Modelling in 7mm scale - Queensland sugar tramways: Malone, Chris (1990), in Continental Modeller (2 pgs pdf file)..
  • Link: Modelling Queensland Cane Locos In HO Scale: Greg Stephenson's list of model types and suppliers/sources (Handbook 34, pdf file).
  • Link: Modelling the Unusual: Queensland's Sugar Cane Railways paper and presentation from Modelling the Railways of Queensland 2008 (2.8 Mb pdf)
  • Link: Models/kits - locomotive, cane bins, structures, etc., in card (downloadable free)
  • Link: Modern Cane Railways of Queensland (Handbook series)
  • Link: Moreton Sugar Mill mill history and rail operations plus modelling ideas from AMRA Journal 235-237 by Steve Malone. Includes mill map.
  • Link: Mossman District/Mossman Central Mill, from the Ted Ward Collection (Cane Tram Notes) [528 Kb]
  • Link: Narrow Gauge Environment -- More than just canefields: Greg Stephenson's notes from the 2012 Modelling the Railways of Queensland Convention (pdf file)
  • Link: New South Wales sugar history: Sugar section of Chapter 5 extracted from Boileau, Joanna (2004). Tweed Shire Council: Community Based Heritage Study - Thematic History (26 pgs pdf file).
  • Link: O/HO Scale member model railways
  • Link: Oahu Sugar Company, Waikane Hawaii, Cane Tram Notes compiled by Nicholas Kalis, 2014 [1.3 Mb]
  • Link: Overseas Sugar Industry, general overview and resources.
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  • Link: Passenger Trains on the Narrower Gauge (Handbook series)
  • Link: Philippines, A Visit to Central Azucarera de Tarlac (Luzon Island), by Hans Hufnagel, 1985 (Cane Tram Notes) [1.6 Mb]
  • Link: Pickling lichen and related scenery materials: Extract from McClanahan, Bill (1958). Scenery for Model Railroads (760 Mb pdf file)
  • Link: Portable Track (Cane Tram Notes) [300 Kb]
  • Link: Portable Track: Template for On30 modelling (pdf file)
  • Link Offsite: Preserved Australian sugar cane locomotives: John Browning maintains an online list of preserved Australian sugar cane locomotives for the Light Railway Research Society of Australia (LRRSA).

  • Link: Queensland Buildings, a selection of Jim Fainges' pencil drawings/sketches from The Turntable newsletter (808 Kb pdf file); or the full set (6.3 Mb pdf file).
  • Link: Queensland Buildings, photos and other details of Queensland's [sometimes] unique hotels, home, commercial buildings, railway structures, etc. Primarily Lynn Zelmer's photos, etc.
  • Link: The Queensland Cane Industry and its Tramways (12 pages, illustrated, 1.5 Mb pdf file) with potential for modelling from Narrow Gauge Convention (2005) Notes
  • Link: Queensland's sugar tramways - fascinating prototype: Basic introduction to mill tramways, Continental Modeller article by Chris Malone, nd. .
  • Link: Queensland's uniqueness (slide shows, individual photos and illustrated notes).
  • Link: Radio Control modelling tips from garden railway modeller Jim Petropulos (56 K pdf file).
  • Link: Rail Safety: An Introduction, 2008 (Cane Tram Notes) [1.3 Mb]
  • Link: Refining, Sugar, US Sugar Corp chart
  • Reviews: Model Company (New Zealand) 7mm Malcolm Moore: kit (pdf file); Tootle Engineering's Moreton Mill 1:19 wholestick truck kits (pdf file)
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  • Link: Safety, Rail: An Introduction, 2008 (Cane Tram Notes) [1.3 Mb]
  • Link: Scale drawings from photographs, Creating using photogrammetry (Jim Fainges notes)
  • Link: Scratchbuilding models
  • Link: Selective Bibliography: list of print resources (Dec 2012) or
    Link: single page booklist
  • Link: SRI-developed 11-20 tonne cane wagon
  • Link: Steam Locomotives, Bundaberg Fowler (Cane Tram Notes) [1.7 Mb]
  • Link: Structures, Queensland, a selection of Jim Fainges' pencil drawings/sketches from The Turntable newsletter (808 Kb pdf file); or the full set (6.3 Mb pdf file).
  • Link: Structures, Queensland, photos and other details of Queensland's [sometimes] unique hotels, home, commercial buildings, railway structures, etc. Primarily Lynn Zelmer's photos, etc.
  • Link: Submitting items to CaneSIG (photos, drawings, modelling tips, etc.)
  • Link: Sugar Beets in Voie Libre International #85, prototype and model information.
  • Sugar Cane Fields, modelling using broom straw; Yarra Valley grass, She Oak needles; etc.; Couch grass; and wire armatures (Handbook Series)
  • Link: Sugar Cane Railways in Cuba, 2003 (Cane Tram Notes) [800 Kb]
  • Link: Sugar History, New South Wales: Sugar section of Chapter 5 extracted from Boileau, Joanna (2004). Tweed Shire Council: Community Based Heritage Study - Thematic History (26 pgs pdf file).
  • Link: Sugar in Fiji: interpretive brochure c 1963 from SPSM, Fiji.
  • Link: Sugar, Growing and Processing, US Sugar Corp chart
  • Link: Sugar Industry, 2003, Future of the (Cane Tram Notes) [224 Kb]
  • Link: Sugar, Its History, Manufacture and Modelling Benefits by Stan Parsons (pdf file)
  • Link: Sugar Refining, US Sugar Corp chart
  • Link: Suppliers for the niche market - sugar cane railway modelling
  • Link: Track, Portable (Cane Tram Notes) [300 Kb]
  • Link: Track, Portable: Template for On30 modelling (pdf file)
  • Link: Train Control Staff, Douglas Shire Tramway (Cane Tram Notes) [224 Kb]
  • Link: Uniquely Queensland (slide shows, individual photos and illustrated notes).
  • Link: US Sugar Corp chart: Growing and Processing Sugar
  • Link: US Sugar Corp chart: Sugar Refining
  • Link: US Sugar, Clewiston Florida: Steven Chapman's overview of the refining process, production rates, etc.
  • Link: Victoria Mill (Ingham, Qld) (Cane Tram Notes) [992 Kb] over the Years
  • Link: Video Resources, selected listing from Youtube: Queensland railways and tramlines, sugar cane in Australia and overseas, narrow gauge.
  • Link: Vilele Plantation, from the Ted Ward Collection (Cane Tram Notes) [160 Kb]
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  • Link: Wholestick cane truck, steel, Isis Mill (John Armstrong's detailed plans)
  • Link: Wholestick cane truck, timber, Moreton Central Mill (John Armstrong's sketch plan)
  • Link: Wholestick cane truck, 3 ton, Robert Hudson, UK, for export
  • Link: WW I locomotives in Voie Libre International #85; 60cm military locomotive development, use and demobilisation (Felin Hen as example).
  • Link: YouTube video listing: Queensland railways and tramlines, sugar cane in Australia and overseas, narrow gauge.
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