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SFER #4 : Bindle Mine appearance...

Postby Prof Klyzlr » Sun Jan 01, 2012 12:01 pm

Dear SFER #4 World Tour fans,

After some rather odd-gauge transfers during the 24 hours around NYE, it would appear that SFER #4 is back on properly NG rails...

SFER #4 was spotted exiting the spoil adit of the Bindle Mine...

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It was propelled by a GE20 tonner towards the end of the dump trestle

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Hauling what may be bindles, or could possibly be a load of Haggii from Jaxcillest Industries, SFER#4 dumped it's load onto the spoil pile...

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and then headed back into the mine for another load...

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I am reliably assured by the Bindle Mine manager that SFER #4 will be brought to the surface at end-of-shift, and expedited to the nearest Interchange point...

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Keep your eyes peeled, who knows where SFER #4 might appear next!

(For more info on Bindle Mine, check here
http://youtu.be/KRBg1cmrIVY
http://carendt.us/scrapbook/page83a/index.html#dorito
http://www.carendt.us/microplans/pages/ ... index.html )
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Postby Ben » Sun Jan 08, 2012 9:50 pm

Guys,
Thanks for all the great photos so far. It's amazing seeing the different layouts the wagon is appearing on and the fun people are having composing the photos.

So we're now at 20 layouts and two countries done. Next the wagon is off to the UK.

I'll try and figure out how to plot the wagons travels on Google Maps in the next few days.

Currently the wagon has travelled about 6841 km. (thanks must go to Prof Klyzlr for calculating this)

We've also added our first American address to the list.

As always the more layouts the better and it's not too late to add your name.

Cheers,
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:01 am

:D Sounds like another issue of Scrapbook is on the way, I've just received a request to use one of my photos, for the lead article, no less.
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Re: SFER #4 : Bindle Mine appearance...

Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:07 am

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

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:shock: Ben had kittens when he saw this bit of photoshop.... 'I hope he (Prof) hasn't modified the wagon' :!:
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Postby DCRfan » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:24 am

And I hope no tagging occured while it was running on the New York urban line :o
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:31 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote::D Sounds like another issue of Scrapbook is on the way, I've just received a request to use one of my photos, for the lead article, no less.


8) Another issue has just come out, so there must be at least another after that. :lol:
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Postby Ben » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:48 am

Guys,
I've updated the Flickr set at:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/18854674@N04/sets/72157627977383707/

And I've also started documenting the wagons travel at:
http://nztrains.com/node/10

If people wish to they can write a couple of paragraphs and I'll add them to their layouts page.

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Whoops... ;-)

Postby Prof Klyzlr » Wed Jan 11, 2012 6:14 am

Dear Ben,

Just checking the Flicker site, please note that I am not the builder of

- Storage Space (Boot Box)
- Jaxcilliest
- RS&W

Please amend as follows...

Layouts by OzTrainz
Photos by Prof Klyzlr

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PS in attempting to click on any of the layout links on the NZTrains site, IE8 threw a minor tantrum, tried to reload the page, and failed...
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Postby Oztrainz » Wed Jan 11, 2012 1:41 pm

Hi Ben,
Thanks for updating the Flickr site with photos of and credit for my layouts. The location for these photos was at Unanderra NSW

Much as I would like to take credit for 'The Bindle Mine", that one belongs to Professor Klyzlr, based on the "El Dorito Mine" by Carl hinself. Could you please adjust the credits for The "Bindle Mine" please? My involvement on "The Bindle Mine"was limited to being the "consulting mining engineer". The modelling both visually and sonically was all Prof's.

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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:11 pm

Update on the little wagon's world tour, just to report that it has arrived safely in Suffolk on the UK leg of its epic journey :D
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Jan 13, 2012 8:27 pm

Gavin Sowry wrote:
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:


:roll: Just finished the show with Jim Martin and Trevor Marshall, looks like it goes to air 15 February. Check out The Model Railway Show, www.themodelrailwayshow.com :lol:
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Postby Jon Randall » Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:18 am

SFER No 4 has just arrived at Mynall Mine

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and is shunted into the siding just as the mine loco is taking some empty wagons off to the repair shop.

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During the winter SFER No 4 has been drafted in to assist in clearing snow at Dickens House

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News of the arrival spreads to Tetley Grange where the Grandfather quickly arrives with his grandchildren

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Postby Catweasel » Wed Jan 18, 2012 9:48 am

This has got to be the most travelled wagon in the history of model railways in any scale or gauge!
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Postby Oztrainz » Wed Jan 18, 2012 10:22 am

:shock: Gnot yet.... but it will be by the time it gets back home to the Shakey Isles :wink:
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:04 pm

Oztrainz wrote::shock: Gnot yet.... but it will be by the time it gets back home to the Shakey Isles :wink:


:shock: We have competition :!: Over on the G Scale Central site, the blokes and blokesses are sending a nondescript boxcar around the world. It started off in California, and is now lost in the wilds of Scotland. Supposed to come this way over time.......
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Wed Jan 18, 2012 7:22 pm

how far did the MTI wagon travel. Haven't heard much recently, but I know it did visit layouts of some members here(Bob?)
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Postby RoGNer » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:09 pm

:D Great news about the Model Railway Show podcast! Brilliant - cant wait to hear that. My fave podcast ever!! :D :D
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Postby Prof Klyzlr » Sat Jan 21, 2012 12:34 am

Dear Team,

At least SFER #4s World Tour has a Mission, a Reason,

not "interchange for the sake of interchange",
(Funny, sounds like a commonly-made comparison of Real RRs VS Model RR Ops...)

Can't wait for the TMRS podcast,
http://www.themodelrailwayshow.com/

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PS Can someone check the B-end axle-mounted odometer,
and update how far SFER #4 has travelled? ;-)
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Jan 21, 2012 4:06 am

I forgot to mention that there are more photos of SFER No 4 visiting Dickens House and Mynall Mine on my flicker account
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sat Jan 21, 2012 5:21 pm

After an extremely busy/fraught week, SFER No4 made a visit to Smithies Yard where it caused quite a stir being of somewhat more modest dimensions than the regular rolling stock 8)

Arriving on the back of a flat wagon after its trip from the docks by canal.

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It was soon on the rails and being inspected.

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After a bit of tomfoolery.............

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It was loaded ready for it to be taken to the mainline. After all, why carry a wagon on another when you can use both to transport goods to make money!

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While awaiting onward transportation, a further photo oppotunity was grabbed 8)

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More photos can be seen here in my Photobucket account

Many thanks to Ralph & Janet Brammer for the oppotunity to take these photos
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Jan 22, 2012 6:33 am

8) Looking good guys. Don't forget to email to Ben a hi res copy photo of the wagon on each railway it has visited, and also give the name of the layout, and the owners name, and the photographer. This is going into the 'official album'.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:13 am

Once I've got photos of the wagon on my other layouts I'll sort some out and send them off. Do we want hires copies of the ones we've posted or just one or two from each layout?
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Jan 22, 2012 8:29 am

More_Cats_Than_Sense wrote:Once I've got photos of the wagon on my other layouts I'll sort some out and send them off. Do we want hires copies of the ones we've posted or just one or two from each layout?


:shock: One from each layout, what you consider the best one. There will be a post tour book/album, we are discussing format etc. at the moment. One thing for sure, it isn't going to be a boring one page per photo/layout catalogue style publication :!:

We are not looking to make money on this. Probably be done with a publishing package that lets you order (and pay for) the book direct from the printer/publisher.... or an e-book version may be available. Still working on that.
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Jan 22, 2012 5:23 pm

Despite a(gnother) busy day (where did the hours go?) SFER No4 made it on to the Gnine layout 'PG Wood House' on the back of a flat wagon, much to the consternation of Grandma and her two dogs 8)

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Planning to get the other four layouts photographed tomorrow so SFER No4 can be once more on it's epic journey :)
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:18 pm

After 'Life the Universe & Everything' had got in the way (yet again! :roll: ) I can now present the rest of SFER No4's wanderings in Sunny Suffolk! 8)



First of all SFER No4 arrived at (the ex-Colin Peake's) 'Ambassador Works' to assist with the afternoon rush! (two wagon loads, both empty!! 8) )

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After that it was on to the (ex-Richard Andrews) location at 'Mouldings Lane'

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From there it was down to the Quay to visit 'The Ship Inn' (aGnother ex-Richard Andrews location [AKA Bickley's Yard])

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Final stop was 'Katham House' where they seem to have acquired a passenger...........

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That's it from Suffolk, the Welsh Valley's (well Cardiff anyhoo) next stop :D



Thank you for enabling me (and the layouts) to be part of this, I really think that this will be a fine tribute to Carl for his work on popularising small footprint interesting layouts (in all scales).
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