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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:35 am

:twisted: Cracking the whip...... where's the wagon hiding :?:
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:48 am

Gavin Sowry wrote::twisted: Cracking the whip...... where's the wagon hiding :?:


According to the tracking, sitting in Cardiff Sorting Office waiting to be collected. I sent it on the 25th Special Delivery and a 'sorry you were out' card was left on the 26th.

I'll check again later today.
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Postby RoGNer » Mon Jan 30, 2012 9:33 am

Yes, I had the card thru my letterbox and I am about to head off to the local Post Office at 10am, where I asked that the package be re-directed to asap (this morning was the earliest it could be done).
Sorry for not updating the thread - will confirm arrival later before i go to work

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Postby RoGNer » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:15 am

Safe arrival in Cardiff

Wagon carefully unloaded via the Morris Traveller "Roof to Rail" roof rack and enjoyed a trundle on the small sidings of Gnot Mushroom ForG.

A few of the locals turned up and some snap shots were taken for the local rag. (to follow)

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:40 pm

where is it of to next. Just wondering if it will complete UK trek before Rainhill exhibition, or can we stretch it out to include exhibition.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:52 pm

rue_d_etropal wrote:where is it of to next. Just wondering if it will complete UK trek before Rainhill exhibition, or can we stretch it out to include exhibition.


Essex, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Isle of Man, then off to europe.
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Postby RoGNer » Mon Jan 30, 2012 7:15 pm

I will post SFER No4 off to Essex in the morning.

Certainly covered some miles so far with plenty left to go!

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Jan 30, 2012 8:21 pm

I would like to get the wagon on my old Gn15 layout which Carl featured on his website, plus it would also be rather fitting to have the journey to Europe across my Channel Bridge. Fortunately that APA module is virtually complete, but it will be at least a couple of weeks before the others can be visited. A photo shoot at Rainhill would be even better, as it should be the largest(longest) Gn15 layout at a UK exhibition.
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Postby RoGNer » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:24 am

SFER No4 arrived in one piece and was slowly moved by road to the rail link in the normal way..

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after shunting to a siding, Dai thought he'd make it look tidy with his hammer

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but Alf came to the rescue in time - no damage done to SFER 4

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Postby RoGNer » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:29 am

Myfanwy took a shine to the little wagon

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but over on Neptune Road sidings, Eric and Ernie missed the action

and finally Roy Wizzard sent SFER packing to Essex

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Postby DCRfan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:33 am

:shock: I'm very worried about the safety of SFER #4. It's getting put in some very dubious circumstances. It was bad enough the Rhodesian Security forces nearly shot it up on one of my layouts but since then its been balanced on various tressles, taken through a late night downtown US city, apparent threatened by a man with a sledge hammer, carried on rail wagons and a car roof without tiedowns, and now the final straw it looks like some character from a Monty Python skit is going to use it to get himself some mutton chops for dinner :P :P
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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Tue Jan 31, 2012 4:38 am

Dear DCR,

No no, never fear. SFER #4 may be a small wagon,
but it's a plucky little piece of rollingstock,
that's carried many a load far beyond the call of duty.

I am in no fear that it'll survive anything it may encounter during the World Tour, and have a wagon-load of stories to tell when it once again reaches home rails...

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Jan 31, 2012 5:46 am

DCRfan wrote::shock: .... and now the final straw it looks like some character from a Monty Python skit is going to use it to get himself some mutton chops for dinner :P :P


:roll: ...and guess what I've just had for dinner :!:
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Jan 31, 2012 8:34 am

You can afford mutton chops :shock: Must be paying you wayyy to much :lol:
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Postby Artizen » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:18 am

I think I need a Myfanwy for my layout.

BTW - I had pizza tonight - Tuesday is half price night.

How many more layouts is SFER4 travelling to? Is there a list and has anyone checked it twice?
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:23 am

Well when it arrives here Ian it has the potential to visit 9 Gn15 layouts. :roll:
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Postby RoGNer » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:05 pm

The little wagon with big ideas has left Cardiff this morning heading east to Essex. (via special delivery and will need a signature)

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Running odometer reading...

Postby Prof Klyzlr » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:44 pm

Dear SFER #4 World Tour fans,

Just recieved a data-dump from the axle-odometer/GPS tracker on SFER #4, current reported kilometer-age stands at approx 24117 kilometres...
(the long interchange between hemispheres added over 16000 kilometres in one transfer... ;-) ).

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Re: Running odometer reading...

Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Jan 31, 2012 1:54 pm

Prof Klyzlr wrote:Dear SFER #4 World Tour fans,

Just received a data-dump from the axle-odometer/GPS tracker on SFER #4, current reported kilometer-age stands at approx 24117 kilometres...
(the long interchange between hemispheres added over 16000 kilometres in one transfer... ;-) ).

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I make it 24,380 Kms on arrival here in Essex, however who's quibbling :?:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Jan 31, 2012 7:36 pm

DCRfan wrote:You can afford mutton chops :shock: Must be paying you wayyy to much :lol:


:? Well, it was Lamb Steaks actually, yummy too. On special at Countdown. Some of the best meat specials are at Stokes Valley New World.... cricky, you wouldn't get your bike into 3rd gear getting there :lol: Like yourself, I'm just a poor Government Servant, driving a desk :roll:
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Re: Running odometer reading...

Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:36 pm

Gerry Bullock wrote:
Prof Klyzlr wrote:Dear SFER #4 World Tour fans,

Just received a data-dump from the axle-odometer/GPS tracker on SFER #4, current reported kilometer-age stands at approx 24117 kilometres...
(the long interchange between hemispheres added over 16000 kilometres in one transfer... ;-) ).

Happy Modelling,
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Prof Klyzlr


I make it 24,380 Kms on arrival here in Essex, however who's quibbling :?:


It did a round trip between Stowmarket & Needham Market, and also between Stowmarket & Norwich, that's another 150km (approximately) there :wink:
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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:03 pm

Dear Barry, Gerry,

Yes, I hadn't calc'd any "re-tracing of steps" within the UK,
and hadn't added Essex yet as we haven't seen the photo evidence... ;-)

I do have both GoogleMaps and a Excel Spreadsheet in play though, so can provide the calcs if Ben/Gavin wish to refer to some numbers...

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Postby RoGNer » Tue Jan 31, 2012 10:08 pm

How far is that in 1/24th?

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Postby Jon Randall » Tue Jan 31, 2012 11:07 pm

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:
It did a round trip between Stowmarket & Needham Market, and also between Stowmarket & Norwich, that's another 150km (approximately) there :wink:

Don't forget the Stowmarket & Gorleston tour :wink:
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Postby DCRfan » Wed Feb 01, 2012 5:05 am

Prof Klyzlr wrote:Dear DCR,

No no, never fear. SFER #4 may be a small wagon,
but it's a plucky little piece of rollingstock,
that's carried many a load far beyond the call of duty.

I am in no fear that it'll survive anything it may encounter during the World Tour, and have a wagon-load of stories to tell when it once again reaches home rails...

Happy Modelling,
Aim to Improve,
Prof Klyzlr


Prof,

I guess I must get resined :P to the fact it will be looked after.
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