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by Voyager
Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Gn15 and Gnine at Gorleston
Replies: 10
Views: 3023

Well done Jon and Barry for flying the Gn15 and Gnine flags. I particularly like the Ship Inn - looks like a really plausible scenario for a Heywood-minded landlord!

Thanks for sharing.
by Voyager
Mon Dec 23, 2013 11:23 pm
Forum: GnAtterBoxes
Topic: APA Christmas
Replies: 1
Views: 2103

APA Christmas

Was out dealing with some errands in the wet and murk first thing this morning, which happened to be pre-Christmas wheelie bin day in our part of town. Stood next to a bin I passed was a discarded but intact APA. Suffice to say it is I rather one of our bin men who will now be building an APA module...
by Voyager
Wed Nov 27, 2013 10:54 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 74
Views: 33992

Looks like a practical plan. When's the working party to lay it???
by Voyager
Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:58 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Windmill Farm & Southport Special Event, 18th July 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 3522

Here at long last are a selection of my photos from the day - Windmill Farm is home to what is certainly a comprehensive and varied collection as you will see from the small selection below. Well worth a visit if you find yourself in that part of the world. http://my.gn15.info/wf01.jpg Ex-Fairbourne...
by Voyager
Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:40 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Windmill Farm & Southport Special Event, 18th July 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 3522

A very interesting and enjoyable event. I shall attempt to write up some notes and post some photos on Flickr in the next few days.
by Voyager
Wed May 15, 2013 9:58 pm
Forum: gNot Minimum Gauge
Topic: Some photos from the BC forestry museum
Replies: 4
Views: 3042

Yes please Trevor.

What is the other vehicle behind the Davenport?
by Voyager
Fri May 10, 2013 9:50 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Springfield Agricultural Railway Wickham loco
Replies: 3
Views: 2668

Most recent Industrial Railway Society Handbook update circulated to members suggests that it has gone to a private individual in Wiltshire.
by Voyager
Fri May 10, 2013 8:58 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Windmill Farm & Southport Special Event, 18th July 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 3522

Windmill Farm & Southport Special Event, 18th July 2013

Dear All, Withe the permission of the Industrial Railway Society (http://www.irsociety.co.uk) who are organising the event, I am cross-posting here. Subject to space remaining available, GnATTERboxers are also welcome to participate in the event. Advance booking is essential . Details below. Special...
by Voyager
Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:22 am
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Eaton Hall 2013
Replies: 3
Views: 2309

Eaton Hall 2013

Dear All, The Eaton Estate website advises that the Eaton Hall Gardens Open Days (with KATIE-hauled trains) for 2013 are on Sundays 26th May, 28th July and 25th August (the Easter Sunday opening was cancelled due to waterlogged ground conditions). Gates open 10am for parking in readiness for a 10:30...
by Voyager
Tue Nov 27, 2012 10:46 pm
Forum: Blether
Topic: Warley L&B display (and randon Gn15 thoughts)
Replies: 6
Views: 2671

Great ideas folks - perhaps the Duke could even be invited to be the honorary patron of "The Sir Arthur Heywood Centenary Year 2016"?

Just a thought.

Mark
by Voyager
Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:11 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 74
Views: 33992

Great to follow the continuing progress Stockers. Apologies if this is a bit of a diversion from the direction of your thread, but I happened to dip back into my copy of Smithers at the weekend whie trying to date an Eaton Hall photo and was reminded of Eaton's Simplex which made me wonder ... wheth...
by Voyager
Mon Aug 20, 2012 10:49 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Stockers' line: the Pell Wall Agricultural Tramway
Replies: 74
Views: 33992

Inspiration indeed Sir!

Look forward to seeing the photos in due course.

Will there perhaps be a railtour for GnATTERboxers in due course?

All the best with assembling and testing it.

Mark
by Voyager
Thu Mar 01, 2012 12:04 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: My first STEAMER
Replies: 43
Views: 16689

Chris, It has certainly got the look and character of a fireless - super model. Incidentally (and I know that this is really one for Prototype Prattles), does anyone know whether there were ever any 15" / 400mm fireless locos? I certainly know of some 2' examples, but don't think I've come acro...
by Voyager
Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:04 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Cadeby Light Railway
Replies: 15
Views: 10793

Just in case anyone else is after a copy of the Cadeby book I noted earlier this evening that there were a couple of copies listed on:

www.abebooks.co.uk
by Voyager
Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Cadeby Light Railway
Replies: 15
Views: 10793

Hi All, I was fortunate to visit several times in the final years - a good family outing on a Saturday afternoon, sometimes with a call at the Battlefield Line on either the way there or back. A good part of the 2' gauge diesel loco and wagon collection on site at Cadeby was owned by friends and ass...
by Voyager
Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:18 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: Rhiw Valley Railway
Replies: 9
Views: 7100

Chris (and others) As far as I am aware they tend to have one open day per year, a Sunday in September. I've not ever made it there yet, as it always seems to be "that" weekend in September which every railway seems to choose for their autumn event (is it just me or have others noticed thi...
by Voyager
Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) The Blakesley Book is out
Replies: 1
Views: 2931

(F) The Blakesley Book is out

Folks, Dr Bob Tebb's book on the Blakesley Miniature Railway and the Bartholomew family, published to celebrate the centenary of BLACOLVESLEY, is now out from Silver Link Publishing, ISBN 978 1 85794 339 9, see http://www.nostalgiacollection.com From a quick browse through on opening the post this e...
by Voyager
Sun Sep 20, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) 'Issing Sid - And Other Oddities
Replies: 6
Views: 6534

As guard on said freight train for the day on Saturday I can confirm that a jolly good time was had by all - the Simplex and driver competently shifted four seed hoppers, an RNAD box van and an RNAD brake van. Incidentally, the tall chap standing next to SID is Roy Etherington, President of the Indu...
by Voyager
Tue Nov 04, 2008 11:50 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Haywards Twilight Meet
Replies: 5
Views: 2990

Gavin, Thanks for posting these interesting pictures. I particularly liked the pictures of Paul's new project, which I instantly "named" in my head "Shifting Sands meets Moira Furnace" (no disrespect to Colin intended there in the first part, and any members who know Moira will i...
by Voyager
Fri Jan 11, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Useful Donor Chassis?
Replies: 24
Views: 9716

Ralph, Paul Catchpole at Mevagissey does do mail order. My experience was efficient and speedy. I placed my order by 'phone (01726 842457). Pictures of both locos are available on Model Power's website, see: http://store.modelpower.com/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWCATS and click on 0-4-0 and Plymouth re...
by Voyager
Fri Jan 11, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: Useful Donor Chassis?
Replies: 24
Views: 9716

Useful Donor Chassis?

Have just purchased from the Mevagissey Model Railway Shop (http://www.model-railway.co.uk) two Model Power US outline HO locos with a view to using them as donor chassis for Gn15 (or 1n18) projects. 4w Diesel - 40mm wheelbase, 12mm wheel diameter. 0-4-0 Steam - 28mm wheelbase, 14mm wheel diameter. ...
by Voyager
Fri Sep 22, 2006 10:05 pm
Forum: GNine
Topic: IT'S HERE!!
Replies: 38
Views: 16729

Ian,

I've just had a look at www.gnine.info

Well done with everything you've pulled together so far, some really good starting points there.
by Voyager
Thu Sep 21, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: GNine
Topic: Industrial gnine
Replies: 78
Views: 45521

Chaps, Just a thought, and apologies if it is a diversion from the main direction of the thread, but how about addressing the issue of space etc. for the driver by making it a remote control loco of the type where the driver (often doubling-up as the shunter) walks alongside with a remote control pa...
by Voyager
Fri Apr 07, 2006 11:57 am
Forum: Modelling Matters
Topic: BOGGER OR SHOVEL LOADER
Replies: 77
Views: 29629

Paul,

Fascinating project - I'll follow with interest.

Incidentally (1), where were the photographs of the prototype taken?

Incidentally (2), Ian Holmes' February "Link of the Month" about the Milwr Tunnel in North Wales featured the Eimco version of the machine.
by Voyager
Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:28 pm
Forum: Prototype Prattles
Topic: (F) Traffic Control on 15 inch gauge lines
Replies: 3
Views: 2964

Appendix 3 of Mark Smithers' excellent "Sir Arthur Heywood and the Fifteen Inch Gauge Railway" (Plateway Press) is a copy of the Eaton Hall Railway's Regulations of 1898. These regulations place emphasis on "The Engine-Driver" (singular) for "the efficient working of the line", implying that the "on...

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