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Postby AndyG » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:12 pm

Seen at Rainhill earlier today

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:52 pm

The wagon is just sampling some of the local French wine(in Rainhill?, and Accrington), then off to IOM.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Mar 07, 2012 1:34 am

:shock: Photos, we need to see photos.......
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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Wed Mar 07, 2012 2:49 pm

The wagon was photographed on Simon's modules at Rainhill. It also appears briefly in the video I made there as well, but I'll leave it for Simon post his pics.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Mar 07, 2012 3:17 pm

photos will be put online when I finish my collection, tonight or tomorrow hopefully.

Just set up Flickr account and posted my Rainhill pictures there.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/rue_d_etropal/sets/72157629169178490/

I will hopefully add more of wagon on my other layouts, which have all featured on the Scrapbox.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:10 pm

Next stop, my 1/12th Port d'Étropal which was in page 63A of Scrapbook, July 2007, and interestingly uses the original spelling 'Porte' instead of 'Port'. It got mis-spelled when it visited one exhibition I think , and the mis-spelt name stuck.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rue_d_etropal/sets/72157629169397422/

I will add further comments to the photos when I work out how and have time.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Mar 07, 2012 11:07 pm

Visits to Tonnellerie d'Étropal, which was in scrapbook page 79 in November 2008. It is intended to rebuild this as a compact single board layout, which can be connected to the APA modules if required.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rue_d_etropal/sets/72157629171362382/

and then back in time to 1945 for my first layout Christmas 1945 which was on scrapbook page 54 in October 2006, not Gn15 but 1/24 narrow gauge

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It was this layout with which I played French Christmas carols :lol:
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:10 pm

Dispatched to Isle of Man today.
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Postby Ian-IoM » Thu Mar 08, 2012 6:42 pm

rue_d_etropal wrote:Dispatched to Isle of Man today.

On standby 8)
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Postby Ian-IoM » Fri Mar 09, 2012 9:23 am

Arrived safe and well :D
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Postby Ian-IoM » Fri Mar 09, 2012 1:36 pm

After a perilous crossing of the Irish Sea SFER No4 approaches the safety of the Isle of Man…
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…where the locals regard the strange visitor from overseas with some suspicion. “Don’t like change here, yessir…” *
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* Note to any Manx readers, no offence intended – I’m only joking :roll:
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Postby Ian-IoM » Sat Mar 10, 2012 6:42 pm

...however, they soon get over that and decide to put it to work at the unfinished end of the layout…
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…but when I point out that it’s a visiting celebrity they agree to pose for a more sensible photo…
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Mar 10, 2012 9:06 pm

8) Very nice.
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Postby chuck in the nek » Sat Mar 10, 2012 10:31 pm

Ian,

Looks right at home trundling behind ALICE. Glad the "newness" wore off!

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Postby Ian-IoM » Sun Mar 11, 2012 10:20 pm

…then it’s time for the globetrotting wagon to move on so it’s loaded for transport to its next location…
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The locals have grown quite attached to it now and one of the resident longtails waves it goodbye…

(“longtail” = “rat”, but it’s considered unlucky to say the R word on the IoM.)

Anyhoo, back in sensible mode, next on the schedule is a few stops in Germany, but it has to be back in New Zealand for the NZ National Model Railway Convention and Ben has asked that it is on the way by this Friday. As the post from the Isle of Man to Europe usually take three or four days I’ll be sending the wagon on to NZ for the convention then it can head back to Europe before setting off across the Atlantic to Canada and the US. For a wagon built for a one square foot layout it’s clocking up quite a mileage :shock:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:53 pm

:D SFER#4 is now safely back in New Zealand for a 'mid tour' service, and guest appearance at the NZ Model Railway Convention, at Easter.

Not too late to book :roll:
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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:53 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote::D SFER#4 is now safely back in New Zealand for a 'mid tour' service, and guest appearance at the NZ Model Railway Convention, at Easter.

Not too late to book :roll:


Dear Gavin,

Yep, after (how many?) Ks, reckon it's about time for those axleboxes to be lubed and maybe repacked... ;-)

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Apr 04, 2012 1:33 am

:D #4 is all ready for its appearance at the New Zealand 2012 Model Railway Convention..... come Tuesday, it's off to Canada for a show there before completing the World Tour in Germany and the USA. 8)
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Postby Artizen » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:44 am

How many layouts will it appear on at Easter?
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:53 am

Artizen wrote:How many layouts will it appear on at Easter?


:shock: Just one, Haywards. Paul and I are doing a clinic at the Convention, based on Carl's original Micro Layout presentation. Alongside that, we have an informal display of #4, along with heaps of nice colour A4 photos of it on the layouts visited so far... a chance to preach to the great unwashed, with more likelyhood of getting converts than at an ordinary show. Doing a Powerpoint presentation, of mainly bullet points, then ad lib, and encourage discussion.
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Postby Artizen » Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:14 am

This has been a really cool idea from the start and the presentation at the convention will only improve the story about the quality and variety available in Gn15 at little cost (does that make sense?). Let us know how you get on.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Apr 07, 2012 10:30 am

8) Back home, for a guest appearance. SFER#4 seen here on show at the 2012 New Zealand Convention. Out of frame is the display of photos of layouts from around the world that #4 has visited on its recent tour.

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Our clinics on Small Layouts were well received.
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Postby Artizen » Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:04 pm

That looks good Gavin. I need to pick your brains about how to make NZ ferns etc for my upcoming 1:12 plank.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Apr 08, 2012 11:34 am

They are from plastic artificial plants.... DCRfan has all the info.
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Postby Ben » Wed Apr 11, 2012 12:07 am

Guys,
SFER #4 is in transit to the next port of call - Canada - to attend a annual Narrow Gauge show which I'm told usually has 5 or 6 Gn15 layouts in attendance.

We have addresses in Canada, USA and Germany for the wagon to visit so the world tour still has a while to go.

Below is a photo I took of SFER #4 on Haywards Estate at the New Zealand National Model Railway Convention over the weekend.

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Haywards Estate by ph4tanic, on Flickr

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