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Postby Artizen » Sun Feb 05, 2012 11:19 am

Cool!
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Feb 06, 2012 5:54 am

Artizen wrote:Cool!


:shock: Bloody freezing, to quote the Aussie vernacular :!:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:58 am

Three more visits last night including the detour to Wales when it appears the wagon was involved in a minor earthquake. :roll:
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Feb 09, 2012 9:46 am

Gavin Sowry wrote:
Artizen wrote:Cool!


:shock: Bloody freezing, to quote the Aussie vernacular :!:




:D :D :D

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Welsh detour

Postby Gerry Bullock » Thu Feb 09, 2012 11:29 am

Whilst in Wales with Roger it seems that SFER4 took a detour on the Dinas Mawddwy branch line.

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Puzzled railwayman looks on:
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Whilst there we all became aware of a rumbling noise and the floor shook, wagon had a touch of the shimmies; just managed to catch it on camera before it stopped.

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More later.
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Postby RoGNer » Thu Feb 09, 2012 8:34 pm

Excellent - very under slated :D
Keep it on the Short and Gnarrow!

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:29 am

RoGNer wrote:Excellent - very under slated :D


That was certainly the case Roger until our Chairman got involved, I'm afraid SFER4 was made to suffer. :twisted: :roll:

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However as you can see from this video the roaming wagon was not harmed in any way in the taking of that photo. :D
I'm afraid our Club members are a noisy lot.

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New video added which isn't clipped by Photobucket!
Last edited by Gerry Bullock on Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Postby Broadoak » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:19 am

Gerry very kindly brought the wagon up with him as we were both exhibiting at East Bedfordshire Model Railway Society show at Biggleswade. ( Thanks Gerry )
This enabled Andy K my regular helper to take a few photographs of it working in the yard at Two Sister’s Farm. The wagon is being used to carry a load of seed wheat in sacks that is being pushed out to a nearby field for sowing.

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Postby chris stockdale » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:47 am

I do hope that Carl is watching all this fun from his ethereal plane. :wink:

It's a great tribute.

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:58 am

Chris Stockdale wrote:I do hope that Carl is watching all this fun from his ethereal plane.


Why fly when there's no hurry to be anywhere? Ethereal train surely! :wink:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Feb 13, 2012 5:16 pm

Slight delay in posting more photos as a result of weekend show and a birthday since last post.
Ben, the wagon has travelled a further 370kms since arriving in Essex and will have added another 280kms to the trip on arrival at Shepton Mallet.
Here's photo of SFER4 on the NG section of Ffodos Treacle Works at the East Beds MR Show last Saturday.

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The NG stock normally carries Black Treacle ore which was not considered a suitable cargo for the wagon so it's seen with some chain instead.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:07 pm

Whilst at the Biggleswade show the Gneiss Estate owner took the opportunity to use SFER4 to deliver a sheep that he had bought earlier at the local Livestock Market.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Feb 13, 2012 7:23 pm

Blackcloud Railways wrote:Why fly when there's no hurry to be anywhere? :wink:


:? There is a sort of hurry...... SFER #4 is to be guest of honour at the New Zealand Model Railway Convention over the Easter break. Small Layouts is the theme this year. If necessary, #4 will return to northern climes to complete its tour. Welcome to the jetset age :!:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Feb 13, 2012 9:34 pm

As some progress has been made on Gem-u-Nine SFER4 is entrusted to carry its most valuable cargo to date - uncut diamonds. The first delivery to this newly established Diamond Merchant in a small town in Worcestershire.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:03 am

8) Welcome to our Canadian friends, including Christopher Creighton, that have just found this site, courtesty of The Model Railway Show. Programme, by the way, airs in about 24 hours.
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Feb 14, 2012 8:35 am

I hope someone is greasing the axle boxes with all the carrying #4 is undertaking :wink:
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Feb 14, 2012 2:06 pm

Finally SFER4 arrived at Gneiss Cider which is still under construction.
A trip on the basement railway to the Pub Cellar.

Passing the scary ghost:
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Arriving at Pub cellar:
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Returning empty to the Cider Press:
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However when SFER4 took a trip on the upper level of Gneiss Cider the Loco driver misjudged the depth of the Cider Press Barn and there was a nasty accident.

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Not very convincing I know haven't had the time to prepare pieces of plaster covered brick/broken ones. :oops:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Feb 14, 2012 7:40 pm

8) Tune in to The Model Railway Show, latest episode now on line, featuring #4's adventures. :wink:
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Postby RoGNer » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:01 pm

Brilliant Gavin! Well done :D :D
Keep it on the Short and Gnarrow!

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:13 pm

Congratulations on the interview Gavin, just finished listening.
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:25 am

SFER4 now packed and ready to roll at 4:00am tomorrow to Shepton Mallet where it will be handed over to Steve Bennett after appearing on whatever Gn15 layout(s) is/are on show.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.

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Postby Adrian » Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:35 am

G'day
SFER4 now packed and ready to roll at 4:00am tomorrow to Shepton Mallet where it will be handed over to Steve Bennett after appearing on whatever Gn15 layout(s) is/are on show.

After looking at some of the layouts that it has appeared on earlier in this thread why limit it to Gn15 layouts :?: :?: :?: :?: :?:
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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Sat Feb 18, 2012 2:01 am

Dear Adrian,

They may not have been Gn15, but in the case of the Aussie examples, all non-Gn15 layouts were layouts which Carl had a _major_ influence on, and had appeared in one form or another in the Small Layout Scrapbook...
(IE it wasn't just "layouts for layout's sake")...

NB that every entry from the NSW contingent was able to directly tag the layout back to a given Scrapbook entry or S/ML website reference...

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:28 pm

Only 2 weeks to Rainhill, assume wagon will find its way up the M6 OK.
I am intending to take along one of my old Gn15 modules which featured on Carl's site, although it won't be possible to connect it to the APA box modules. It is then intended to rebuild old modular layout into a single easily transportable layout, hopefully using buildings from old layout.
I suppose if I take the wagon back to Accrington, I could photo it on my Port d'Étropal layout which Carl also featured.
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Postby MickT » Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:11 pm

Spotted the roaming wagon at Shepton Mallet today on Steve Bennett's demo layout and managed the attached snap of the 009 Society Roving Reporter's Inspection Railcar hitching a lift in it.

Hope the chance meeting of two well known layout-hopping pieces of rolling stock meet with Gerry's approval! :D

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