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by farholmer
Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: a plea to all GnAtters
Replies: 12
Views: 1081

Re: a plea to all GnAtters

I don't know how to post photos here, but, if I did, I could send a picture of the stout picket fence and gate in my garden, there to keep the dogs from trampling the lawn in winter ...... all with nice rounded tops to the pickets. Our local fencing contractor supplies either pointed or rounded, and...
by farholmer
Fri Feb 24, 2017 12:14 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Petrol Locos
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Petrol Locos

Further detective work ...... I am reasonably certain that the loco is an Austrian-Daimler SL12A, the framing being very distinctive. https://www.dorotheum.com/cz/aukce/aktualni-aukce/kataloge/list-lots-detail/auktion/11419-historicka-motorova-vozidla/lotID/39/lot/1950785-austro-daimler-12-ps-feldba...
by farholmer
Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:54 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Petrol Locos
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Petrol Locos

Hmmm ...... I was so obsessed with the loco, that I didn't look at the track, and I think you are right that it isn't 15", but 24". So, it is either something "not the classic", laid temporarily at Eaton, or somewhere else altogether. To me, it has the look of a demonstration run...
by farholmer
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Petrol Locos
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Re: Petrol Locos

by farholmer
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:28 pm
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: ICM Female Mechanics 1910
Replies: 9
Views: 772

Re: ICM Female Mechanics 1910

So, what was the gender of the first person to make a motorcar journey of significant length; and, didn't she, famously, have to undertake running repairs herself? :)
by farholmer
Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:24 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Petrol Locos
Replies: 5
Views: 574

Petrol Locos

Hello Folks, Long time since I visited here, so I hope nobody will mind if I return with a question, well two actually. I've found a photo on Flickr, which shows a train of skips on the Easton Hall railway, with what looks like a petrol loco in the middle of the rake. To me, it looks like a Stanstec...
by farholmer
Thu Apr 04, 2013 3:06 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: A Real Minimum Gauge Farm Railway
Replies: 12
Views: 6221

It does, but the clay pit line was definitely 400mm/16". It was quite common for brickworks to have two distinct railways, one from the clay pit to the pug-mill, and another on the output side of the press (or hand-made bench) to the kilns, sometimes of different gauges. I can also think of sit...
by farholmer
Fri Jan 04, 2013 11:58 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Old World Charm
Replies: 160
Views: 48483

The emerging layout is looking really interesting! Dragging things back to fishing boats, if I may: the small ones I've seen in the Med have all been lateen rigged (or dieselised) double-ended, open boats, steered by rudder, not like North Sea boats that have to cope with long spells of 'orrible wea...
by farholmer
Mon Apr 30, 2012 11:37 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Billing Aquadrome Railway
Replies: 2
Views: 2733

Yes, 2ft gauge, latterly with an Alan Keef diesel loco and at least one toast-rack coach. It followed a continuous circuit, but I can't recall whether there were sidings. I saw it last c2005, when I was attending a Land Rover rally. The loco was standing on the "main line", having just bee...
by farholmer
Sat Jul 02, 2011 8:27 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: A Pizza - Swedish style
Replies: 11
Views: 4395

That's a lovely little layout. Both locos are good, but I am particularly taken by the Jenbach. Thanks for showing this. Kevin
by farholmer
Wed Jun 29, 2011 7:40 am
Forum: Trade tittle-tattle
Topic: (M) Gn15 skips and chassis
Replies: 9
Views: 14579

Excellent data sheet! Any chance of posting a high res PDF of it somewhere? Did they copy, or where they licensed? Yes! Koppel had agents world-wide and many manufactured locally, nominally to Koppel drawings, to avoid shipping costs. The locally built items do seem to have varied a bit from the sta...
by farholmer
Sat Jun 25, 2011 11:00 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) A Sous Soixante Selection
Replies: 0
Views: 1772

(F) A Sous Soixante Selection

First, the larger version of the Napton BW wagon photo that one of you requested: http://www.flickr.com/photos/64406567@N04/5868700513/ This next one is a 15" line that I haven't seen mentioned on here, at Bird Paradise, Hayle, Cornwall. The loco is a fairly unmolested 1938 Lister. More recentl...
by farholmer
Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:25 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: A Real Minimum Gauge Farm Railway
Replies: 12
Views: 6221

......... a further thought ........... This line shows up quite nicely on the 1:2500 views dated 1905 and 1925 on Old Maps.com There is a footbridge over the incline, part way down, which is presumably where the photographer stood. Also, notice that the wagons have those "fork-thingies" a...
by farholmer
Fri Jun 24, 2011 1:46 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: A Real Minimum Gauge Farm Railway
Replies: 12
Views: 6221

Chris - that first 'photo is brilliant. The clay pit at Napton is really unusual, being almost at the top of a hill (naturally, the windmill is at the very top), and I'd always wondered how the clay was got from pit to the brickworks by the canal at the bottom; I assumed that the 16" gauge tubs...
by farholmer
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: A Real Minimum Gauge Farm Railway
Replies: 12
Views: 6221

My goodness! Many thanks Steve ,(':lol:') I thought that this ******* machine had suddenly become helpful!

Presumably I messed up the way I entered it somehow???

All the best, Kevin
by farholmer
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:38 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: A Real Minimum Gauge Farm Railway
Replies: 12
Views: 6221

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by farholmer
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:51 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: A Real Minimum Gauge Farm Railway
Replies: 12
Views: 6221

A Real Minimum Gauge Farm Railway

It strikes me that this may interest The co Gn iscenti .......... There was a 16in/400mm gauge hand-worked railway at Napton Brickworks in Warwickshire, see Nicholson "Industrial Narrow Gauge Railways in Britain", Bradford Barton 1975, for a good photo. When the works closed, sometime in t...
by farholmer
Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:36 am
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: A confession
Replies: 4
Views: 3319

Thanks for the welcoming words gentlemen (or should I write "Gnentlemen"?). And,since model villages are neither dog nor small-boy proof, and too easily tip over into the twee, a building free, scale inspecific garden line sound like a very good idea. And, and, I think i've worked out who ...
by farholmer
Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:30 pm
Forum: You really ought to gnow your who's wahoo
Topic: A confession
Replies: 4
Views: 3319

A confession

Hello, i've just signed-up, and I feel obliged to confess that i'm not a Gn15-ist. I have, however, been into sub-two-foot railways for a very long time, my favourite being the Brede Waterworks Tramway, and i'm a great admirer of the work of various members of the Gn15 clan. If you search the late C...

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