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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Dec 14, 2011 2:46 am

8) SFER #4 is now en route to Australia, I understand. :lol: :lol:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Dec 19, 2011 7:11 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote:8) SFER #4 is now en route to Australia, I understand. :lol: :lol:


Reports of a successful arrival in Queensland, looking forward to the photos :wink:
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Postby Artizen » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:58 pm

A little parcel that had obviously travelled well arrived on my doorstep last Saturday (a grumbling postie boy working weekends is a sight to behold).

Unfortunately there was a slight problem:

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Guv, can you tell Marketing that when they arrange for Celebrity Visits late in the afternoon when most people have gone home that they check clearances under the tree to get the truck in? A tight squeeze on arrival at Cider Sidings on The Steamy Pudding ready for a big photo opportunity.


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The crowd gathers around and admires the latest little visitor to The Steamy Pudding. Watched over by Security, three of the relief drivers, the mad wizard, Norm the builder and some short bloke called Mario.


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One last photo of SFER4 at Bramble Bottom on The Steamy Pudding before being put to bed and sent safely and happily on his way to the next adventure in Melbourne, Australia.

Hope you enjoyed this small selection. There are quite a few more but that would be telling, now wouldn't it?
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Postby Ben » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:29 pm

I'm just talking to Narrow Gauge Downunder about the possibility of doing an article. http://www.narrowgaugedownunder.com/

Also I have an updated list of people that want the wagon to visit. Can someone please contact me about printing a new copy when they have the wagon.

Anyone else wanting to have the wagon run on their layout?

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Postby Artizen » Tue Dec 20, 2011 9:40 pm

I'm pleased that a simple suggestion to Gavin at NGDU when talking to him about something else has resulted in an article in the magazine. Let's make this a two page epic people!
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:31 am

Artizen wrote: Let's make this a two page epic people!


:? Why stop at two pages. :wink:
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Postby Artizen » Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:20 am

More than two pages would rely entirely on getting sufficient super high quality images. But let's try anyway!
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Postby RoGNer » Wed Dec 21, 2011 6:07 pm

Great progress for the little wagon and some smashing pictures too!

Working hard to get my little Gn15 shunty plank looking half decent for the VIP

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:20 pm

are we aiming to have the wagon in UK at time of Rainhill exhibition in March. I am thinking about converting my original Gn15 modular layout(fruit boes) which featured in the Scapbox, and depending on when the wagon is in UK, I will modify my plans to fit the dates.
I haven't yet decided whether to convert the original layout into 3 APA modules or build a separate but joinable lightweight 3ft by 2ft layout. Both options will attempt to keep as much of the original as possible, but it would be good to have the wagon photographed on either the original or modified layout.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:34 pm

rue_d_etropal wrote:Are we aiming to have the wagon in UK at time of Rainhill exhibition in March.


It should be in Blighty by then. Register with Ben to secure the date.
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Postby KEG » Wed Dec 21, 2011 8:36 pm

As far as I understood the story of the Carl Arendt Wagon World Tour, it is supposed to appear at excisting layouts all over this world and folks are sending pictures of it to this thread.

It toured NZ and is appearing in Australia at the moment. So it will hit annother continent sooner or later. So if it is around at a layout in the neighbourhood, pictures will be taken and the wagon will be send to the next layout as fast as possible.

If you don´t have a layout or or backdrop ready at the moment, simply don´t ask for the wagon. Wait for the next time it is around.

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Postby RoGNer » Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:22 pm

Mine's ready! :D :D

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Postby Adrian » Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:44 am

G'day guys

Just to let you know that it is Christmas eve and SFER #4 is safely tucked away for the night in Ferntree Gully in the lighthouse railway engine shed as he has no wish to be under any reindeer at any in-opportune moment tonight.
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(You know that you can't trust those dang critters at the best of times.)

Should be moving on to NSW next, as soon as the post office opens again.
(providing Ben doesn't have any more layouts in Vic.)
(John D can you please give me a PM...just a few things to check on)

Everybody have a really great Christmas
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Postby Artizen » Sat Dec 24, 2011 5:06 am

Any more photos before the PO opens again?
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Postby Adrian » Sun Dec 25, 2011 4:01 am

G'day Ian

Your wish is my command (well in this case at least !)

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First the wagon being filled with basic 'goodies' from the cafe....simple things, like turkey, christmas pudding and such, for the lighthouse keeper.

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Then unloading said goodies at the lighthouse.

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Then a trip to my 'bird-bath' layout for a quick trip around the garden.

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And then finally a quick visit to my sister's layout ...... the fairies at Pookchurch Wood.

Not sure if the last two layout actually qualify as suitable locations in this world wide quest.
As not actually having seen any fairies (to date ) I have no idea of the actual scale of the models :!: :!: :!:
If they are considered outside the parameters of this venture I will not object if they are omitted from the final tally (but I will always have my very own copies to keep) :lol: :lol: :lol:

Hope that everybody is having a good day.

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Postby chuck in the nek » Sun Dec 25, 2011 3:08 pm

Adrian,

When a car is in "interchange", it goes where it goes!!

Best of the Season to you!!

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SFER #4 visits the "Boot Box"

Postby Prof Klyzlr » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:03 pm

Dear SFER #4 World Tour fans,

As NYE rapidly approaches, SFER #4 was been making a mile...

SFER #4 was sighted arriving onsite by truck

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Having disappeared into the works, it was next noted being delivered to the Boot Box section of the "Storage Space Ltd" warehouse.

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The Boot Box forklift went to work, carefully lifting SFER #4 from the palletmover

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and with appropriate packing, placed it on the storage racks.

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For those wondering about the "Boot Box"s background, check
http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page89/index.html#forklift

More from the Tour soon...
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SFER #4, Haggis Hauler?

Postby Prof Klyzlr » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:13 pm

Dear SFER #4 World Tour fans,

Being as SFER #4 was originally envisaged as a general purpose ore hauler, I _guess_ Haggi (pural of haggis?) is a logical comodity for it to handle?

SFER #4 with surface power at top level of "Jaxcilliest Enterprises"

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As can be seen, the Mine Manager heard the haggi in the time-honoured fashion with appropriate auditory encouragement...

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At the other end of the line, SFER #4 is accompanied by a Davenport under the haggi tipple

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Thankfully, your scribe can report that SFER #4 was returned to the surface safe and sound, and has been sighted in active service furthur down the line...

(For info on the Jaxcilliest Mine, check here
http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page57a/index.html
and scroll down to the "Con - Track - tions" section)
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SFER #4 does more Wracken and Stacken...

Postby Prof Klyzlr » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:30 pm

Dear SFER #4 World Tour fans,

SFER #4 is keeping a cracking pace in Interchange!

The little SFER #4 was sighted on a pallet, locked in place with packing, at Bay B in the Randim Wrackem and Stackem warehouse.

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The RS&W fork delicately lifted the pallet and cargo from the PalletMover

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...manouvered around within the confined warehouse space...

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...and ensured it was Wracked and Stacked as per waybill direction...

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More from the tour in the New Year!
(for info on "Randim Wrackem and Stackem", check here
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Don't Panic.... SFER #4 still in motion...

Postby Prof Klyzlr » Sat Dec 31, 2011 12:40 pm

Dear SFER #4 World Tour fans,

Don't worry, I'm reliably informed that SFER #4 was eventually taken down from the RS&W pallet racking...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-w-uaxjTNLo

Having gotten it's wheels back on solid rails, the Manager of the RS&W Group ensured it was safely loaded onto a truck for transportation to it's next Interchange point...

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Postby RoGNer » Sat Dec 31, 2011 1:32 pm

:shock: Excellent work Prof ! Thanks for posting the pics, thats made my day!!

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Postby Artizen » Sat Dec 31, 2011 11:26 pm

Gnice!
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Jan 01, 2012 7:34 am

Gavin Sowry wrote:The 'Model Railway Show' (podcast on the net) have expressed an interest in this World Tour, stay tuned :!:


:lol: The Model Railway Show SFER #4 World Tour Episode is being recorded on 14 Jan in Toronto (13th their time).... would love to have gone to the studio to do it in person :twisted:
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SFER #4 : On Stranger Rails...

Postby Prof Klyzlr » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:30 am

Dear SFER #4 World Tour Fans,

Strange things can occur during NYE celebrations...

A traffic camera on the corner of 42nd and 2nd captured NYCH NW2 #59 shoving a short train from the 39th St interchange yard. A suspicious load appears to be riding on a (presumably loaned) SBK/subway maintainence flatcar...

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An astute railfan was chasing the train, noted the unusual cargo, and caught the train as the NW2 stopped in the middle of 41st, clear of 2nd Ave, and ran around the train...

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The brakeman throws the street-turnout groundthrow, checked that the T.D. Nerac Industries gate was open and signal was indicating green/clear, and gives #59 the highball to shove the SBK flatcar and load into the enclosed loading dock...

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The railfan beat it down to the intersection, and caught the final few feet of the movement, dodging around a red prime-mover heading south down 2nd Ave as they went...

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If SFER #4 pops up on any interchange waybills, will advise ASAP!

(For more info on "Brooklyn : 3AM" check here
http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page87/index.html )
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SFER #4 : Spotted in Chicago?

Postby Prof Klyzlr » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:41 am

Dear SFER#4 World Tour fans,

The switch crew on UPY1139 advises that they caught an odd Trackmobile-propelled express-freight movement while switching "Chicago Fork".

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They parked their SW1500, and headed over to check out the interloper

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The crew were bemused by this gondola,
which appeared to have no waybill info attached,
and no westinghouse braking system...

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After a tech check with the Trackmobile crew, the special-movement was cleared to the next interchange point...

(For more info on "ChicagHO Fork", check here
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