Two Sister's Farm Saga

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:08 am

It seems the site that I uploaded my photographs on postimage.org is currently not working, so all my images have gone. I have had my suspicions for some time and recently started using Flickr instead.
This is the third time this has happened to me and if Flickr folds up I will not be posting any more photographs.
I intend re-doing some of the more recent images but this will all take time.
I am not the only one affected apparently some 140 million images are affected.


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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby MickT » Mon Apr 16, 2018 11:08 am

Sorry to read about this Peter. Along with many others, following the Photobucket debacle, I migrated to Imgur as my photo hosting site (but never upload anything that isn't already safely saved on my own PC with an auto backup portable hard disk running plus regular periiodic DVD backups. Personally I don't get on with Flickr as I find it "lumpy" and awkward to use although I do acknowledge that a lot of people do seem to like it and use it as their preferred online hosting facility.

As a free hosting site that is very easy to use, just a couple of clicks to upload to it and literally a couple to select an image for posting on a forum and post it, I have not found a better facility than Imgur. I''ve been using Imgur for about a year now.

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:19 pm

Thanks for that Mick, I too have all my original photos on a hard disc, on cd’s and a memory stick. It just means uploading everything again then posting it all on four different sites.
Personally I get on alright with Flickr so am staying with it.

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:11 pm

I have made a start re-doing all the photographs but it is taking much longer than I expected it to.

In fact it means updating four different sites all done at different times. Still I'm getting there slowly

all the most recent on all four have now been done. The older pictures are taking longer to find and sort out.

It's like weeding the garden, I'm getting a strange sense of satisfaction.

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Tue Apr 24, 2018 1:54 pm

Well that is it, I have been all through the thread and added as many of the missing photographs as I could find. It is back more or less as it was before the photos went AWOL, any mistakes put it down as another senior moment.
Now just the other three threads to do.

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby PeterH » Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:43 am

Many thanks. It’s wonderful to see a great layout come to life again.
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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Mon Jun 18, 2018 1:41 pm

I did a small local show recently with my regular helper Andy Knott who was in David Baily mode and took a few pictures. A touch more arty than the usual fare I think.

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:50 am

I have been on the substitutes bench for a rather specialist show, mostly diesel and electric layouts, at Market Harborough tomorrow. Unfortunately one of the exhibitors has had to pull out so my services have now been called on.
On the exhibition thread on RM web Two Sisters is described as “ a magnificently modelled piece of eccentricity “ so what the visitors will make of it who knows. It is pretty certain it will be the only narrow gauge layout there, should be fun though and I am looking forward to it.
With a bit of luck I may be able to take a few photographs early on before the visitors arrive.


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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:54 am

While checking everything over prior to the show I did a couple of jobs I have been meaning to do for some time. I have never liked the look of the driver in the green shunter so I used the dog as a sort of distraction. Now the shunter has a new driver and the little white dog has now taken up residence on the wooden bodied Simplex along with his owner who can no longer be seen. Children at shows seem to like to see the little white dog .

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:17 am

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A few more general views of the yard on a typical working day.


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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Sun Jul 01, 2018 5:16 pm

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The last picture features a Canadian Ford which as a boy was a particular favourite of mine. A local Fair used to spend the winter at a nearby farm and brought sacks filled with logs during winter months to help the coal supplies go further. They had one of these painted a desert sand colour with wide chunky tyres and the wheel nuts painted in red. I used to will the driver to give me a ride but of course he never did.


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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:17 am

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A few more views of the activities in the yard, I think the Canadian Ford looks very purposeful in profile.
The hall was rather dark in the area where I had to set it up with little natural light, but I must admit the photographs have turned out slightly better than I expected.
Although the show was mainly aimed at SG modern image modellers the farm was well received by the visitors, the tractors proving especially popular especially with the ladies.

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:42 am

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A few shots to illustrate the differences of the Opel truck the earlier version being the grey coloured example with the gas producer. Actually it was the red and green version which came out later in real life that reminded me of the OB Bedfords that were used in the logging industry in New Zealand that sparked my interest in rail trucks. When made up this model was used to check clearances on the layout.


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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:52 am

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That concludes the pictorial tour. As I was on my own I took the opportunity to run some of the motive power that does not get run very often.
The layout is out again in August then has a break until October.

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Sun Aug 19, 2018 2:40 pm

I did a local show yesterday at a place called Cogenhoe, pronounced locally as Cook na.
Andy Knott my usual helper had brought along his camera and he took a few photos of the layout.

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Wooden bodied Simplex with hidden driver and his small white assistant.

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Opel Blitz arriving in yard having spent the day in the fields in preparation for harvesting the main crop potatoes.

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A view inside the dark interior of the engine shed.


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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:59 am

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A few more shots taken during a typical operating session at the show.



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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Tue Aug 21, 2018 7:54 am

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A close up of skip chassis loaded with sundry items for repair in the workshops. These sort of jobs are done during the winter and other odd times when field work is not possible.



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The Porter trundles by the greenhouse where the tomatoes seem to be doing rather well this year.

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The milk maid is seen collecting eggs in a bucket from the free range hens. The figure is a Britain’s model that has been weathered, no that’s wrong, you can’t weather people. She has been re-painted which unfortunately has not done much to improve her looks.



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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby Broadoak » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:38 am

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You will be relieved to know that this is the last selection of photographs taken at the show.


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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby DCRFAN 3 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:48 am

Magic. You need one of these French armoured cars used in Algeria to carry the payroll.

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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Postby southpier » Thu Aug 23, 2018 1:38 pm

great update; thank you


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