Carl Ronald STEWIEN 
- Born: 24 Jul 1932, Maylands, Adelaide, South Australia
- Died: 11 Aug 2013 at age 81
- Buried: 17 Aug 2013, Centennial Park Cemetery, Adelaide, South Australia
Chronicle (Adelaide) Thursday 4 August 1932
STEWIEN (nee Eileen Wagner). -On the 24th July, at "Rowan," Magill road, Maylands, to Mr. and Mrs. C. Stewien -a son. Both well.
News (Adelaide) Monday 15 September 1952
Looking Along Your Street:
A modern railway track is being renovated at Semaphore to carry a new Diesel-electric locomotive.
But you probably haven't seen the track yet - it's in the back yard of No. 97 Hall street, Semaphore, where Colin McLachlan lives. Colin, 20, is a model rail roader and he is busy improving more than 200 ft. of railway track, which circles part of the backyard. Many of his neighbors have spent hours watching a model electric train travel around the track, but Colin recently decided to pull some of it up and set the rails in concrete. He hopes to have the renovation finished by Christmas, ready for the first trip of the new model Diesel-electric locomotive he is building. It is being designed along the same lines as the SA Railways locomotive, Lady Norrie. Colin is building every part of the scale model of the Lady Norrie, except the electric motor.
30 hrs. a week:
Ronald Stewien, who lives close by in Semaphore road, is another railway enthusiast and spends, most of his spare time helping Colin in the construction. work. Both are clever with their hands. Colin is an apprentice marine engineer and Ronald is a trainee civil engineer with the SA Railways. In spite of his job, trade school, and being a member of the 1st Largs Bay Land Scouts Troop, Colin still finds about 30 hours a week to spend on his railroad. Often he works to Z a.m. All his spare money is spent in buying rails, carriage wheels, and other equipment for his hobby. Colin has no time for girls. His main preoccupation now is the building of a main signal cabin and equipping it with 40 levers to control signals and points on the track. The railway works this way. A centre third rail has a slight electric current running through it and contact is made by a brass slipper under the locomotive. The current operates the small motor and is earthed through the wheels.
Colin and Ronald agree that building model railroads is a young hobby in Australia with a big future. "Shops do not cater for the hobby here," said Ronald. "In America, where the hobby is perhaps the most popular of all, some firms do nothing else but sell equipment for model railways." Five years ago a club called the Adelaide Model Railroaders, was formed and membership now totals more than 20. Formerly the group-mainly older men than Colin and Ronald (who is secretary)-met once a week at the OBI, but it has now purchased an old railway carriage near the North Adelaide golf links for meetings. The boys have one other hobby, photography. But they take pictures of nothing else but locomotives, carriages, and other railway equipment. In building models they use the pictures to get every detail.
STEWIEN Carl Ronald (Ron) Funeral notice 21AUG2013 Funeral Adelaide Advertiser 17AUG2013
The Advertiser (Adelaide) Wednesday 14 August 2011
STEWIEN, Carl Ronald (Ron). -- Passed away suddenly on Sunday, August 11, 2013. Aged 81 years. Loving and devoted husand of Maureen. Loved father and father-in-law of Elizabeth and Howard, John and Jasmine. Loved grandfather of Tom, Jim, Violet and Belle. He will be greatly missed. Funeral Arrangements to be announced at a later date by Alfred James Unley Funeral Home Phone: 82728555.
The Advertiser (Adelaide) Friday 16 August 2013
STEWIEN, Carl Ronald (Ron). -- A founding Member of the ARHS (SA Division) Incorporated, railway enthusiast and author. Well remembered for those magnificent steam trips on the Peterborough Division. Sincere condolences to Maureen and family. From the ARHS Executive and SteamRanger Board of Management.
The Advertiser (Adelaide) Saturday 17 August 2013
STEWIEN. -- THE FAMILY and FRIENDS of the late MR CARL RONALD (Ron) STEWIEN are invited to assemble for his Funeral Service on WEDNESDAY, August 21, at 11.30 a.m. in the Heysen Chapel, Centennial Park, Goodwood Road, Pasadena. Alfred James Accredited Member Australian Funeral Directors Association Unley Funeral Home Phone: 82728555.
Ron married Living