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Aberfal Mining

Postby Cross Kitter » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:59 pm

Hi all,

I was exhibiting at Hayle in Cornwall Yesterday. It was only their small Christmas Show so I wasn't expecting to see anything else Narrow Gauge as my On30 layout was there. Boy was I wrong. Now I know some pics have been posted on here before but no overall shots. So feast your eyes on the following :lol: I think I spent more time chatting to the owner Phil and shooting video of and taking photographs of his layout than I did operating mine :roll:

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I will load up more when I get the time
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Postby foswaldy13 » Mon Dec 14, 2009 1:41 am

Can't wait to see some more photos Simon. Thanks for posting, I have never seen this layout before.
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Re: Aberfal Mining

Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:02 pm

Cross Kitter wrote:I think I spent more time chatting to the owner Phil and shooting video of and taking photographs of his layout than I did operating mine :roll:


You mean you found a way to get away from Phil to operate your layout, you must share the secret :lol:

:lol: I'm joking, he is a great character and good fun, have known him for years, but he can talk :lol:

Good to see an overall shot of the layout, I've never found I could get far enough away at a show to fit it all in.
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Postby greengiant » Mon Dec 14, 2009 12:55 pm

This is a gnice layout, I saw it at EXPONG, I think in 2008 but I could be wrong about the year.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:50 pm

greengiant wrote:This is a gnice layout, I saw it at EXPONG, I think in 2008 but I could be wrong about the year.


Yes, it was 2008 Martin, your pics are here :wink:

http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=4592
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Postby greengiant » Mon Dec 14, 2009 5:13 pm

Well done Steve, I can't even remember taking them :oops:
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Postby Adrian » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:45 pm

G'day Guys

I can see that the layout is 1/24 but can anybody fill in the track gauge and layout size please ?

The layout looks really great....pity (for me ) that it's on the other side of the world and so I stand little chance of seeing it in the flesh.

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Postby Cross Kitter » Mon Dec 14, 2009 11:56 pm

Hi Adrian,

It is a True Gn15 layout as it uses Peco On30 or 0 16.5 track ie HO/OO gauge.

The layout is 40 x 21 inches.

I will also post the picture I took of the description hopefully tomorrow if I can get away from visiting my Mom in hospital early enough.

I also took quite a few VGA videos of it which I hope to post up as well.

Steve: I know what you mean about Phil being able to talk, but it was great to be able to discuss Gn15 with someone who wasn't looking at me like I had lost a few marbles :lol: I mean - the fact that I have a few bats in my belfry just adds to my character :lol: :roll:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Dec 15, 2009 12:25 am

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Willow Creek Traction » Tue Dec 15, 2009 1:47 am

Cross Kitter wrote:... visiting my Mom in hospital early enough.

Hoping she does okay. :D
Hope you do okay with it all, too.
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Postby Adrian » Tue Dec 15, 2009 2:47 am

G'day Simon

Thanks for the info.....goes to show that almost everybody has sufficent room for a layout dos'nt it :?:

Hoping your mum does OK.

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Postby michael » Tue Dec 15, 2009 4:29 am

Hope your Mum is ok Simon, not a great time of the year to be in hospital.
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Postby Cross Kitter » Tue Dec 15, 2009 8:47 pm

Hi all,

Thanks so much for all your kind comments about my Mother. She is well enough to be annoyed that she isn't up and about :roll: She seems to think she should be able to run around just a few days after having a hip replacement :shock:

Back to railways:

A few more shots of Aberfal Mining:

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Showing the inspection saloon.



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This one was taken from a video hence the blur on the loco - sorry but I didn't get Phil to stop it so that I could take a still shot of it :roll:

And the descriptions -

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This is the largest I can get this one so you may have to squint to read it. If I get the time I'll type it in as well.

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Postby Steve Bennett » Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:29 pm

:lol: I never read Phil's write up of the layout before, even though I recognised the back story instantly, I could almost have written it myself :lol: Come to think of it..........
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