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Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 8:07 am
by Broadoak
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That is it I'm afraid. Can I thank again Chris Nevard for taking the photos and Model Rail for letting me share them.

Peter M

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:21 pm
by DCRFAN 3
Broadoak wrote:
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Peter M


Great photos. I love all the detail your layout has but surely the wheel should not have wheels nuts when off the tractor :wink:

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 5:20 am
by Nevadablue
The axle probably broke and the wheel and hub fell off. 8)

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Tue Jun 07, 2016 9:01 pm
by DCRFAN 3
Nevadablue wrote:The axle probably broke and the wheel and hub fell off. 8)


Well the don't make tractors like the used to :lol:

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:01 pm
by Broadoak
DCR fan,

You are right of course there should just be holes were the studs came through.
The layout has been exhibited over sixty times and had thousands of hits on this site, but you are the only one to notice this.
Sadly there is no prize for pointing out my mistake.

Regards Peter M

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 8:59 pm
by DCRFAN 3
So my Mum was right, I am 'special' - the only hole counter in the world. Not one of the boring majority rivet/bolt/stud counters :lol: :lol: :lol: :roll:

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:12 pm
by rue_d_etropal
they must be magnetic nuts so you don't lose them.

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Mon Aug 08, 2016 9:00 pm
by More_Cats_Than_Sense
Maybe the Stub Axle fell out or sheared off and the wheel was 'rested' there for repair later?

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:25 am
by Broadoak
This will be my last post on this thread.

After a great deal of thought I have decided to give up my internet connection.
I live in a tiny village and the use of aluminum wire in telephone system causes all sorts of problems. Of late as the cost has gone up the service I receive has got worse, being very slow and often unusable.
As my only income now is my pension I think the money saved could be put to better use elsewhere.
I have enjoyed posting pictures and accounts of my layouts and will keep the PC for keeping and downloading my photographs.
Thank you all for the interest you have shown in my efforts over the years.

Regards Peter M

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 12:11 pm
by MickT
So sorry that you've had to come to this decision Peter. I will miss your updates from the farm. I hope you will still be able to stay in touch with the NG events through various societies etc that I hope you will be able to keep up with.

I had to draw my own horns in a couple of years or so ago for the same reasons - (income - absence of!) and give up membership of several societies and associations that I very much valued and also drastically cut down on magazine input but I have steadfastly held on to the internet connection, I wish there were some way that you would be able to as well as it really can be a bit of a lifeline.

Best wishes

Mick

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 3:36 pm
by Nevadablue
Peter, I too am sorry you have to take this course. I have always enjoyed your work and will miss it.

Edited to add...

Your work has been an inspiration to me and was probably the most important to my decision to model in Gn15.

And...

Maybe you could just give us an update once in a while from a library or other public access point.

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Wed Oct 05, 2016 6:26 pm
by chris69
You will be missed my friend! We all loved your work and inspiration,
be well
Chris

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2016 12:34 am
by DCRFAN 3
Peter,

Hope this catches you before you pull the pin. I will greatly miss the updates on your unique and interesting layout. I hope you can keep up with us occasionally using public free wifi sites.

Today I was sitting in an airport with group of work colleagues and we were joking about the need to revise Mazlows Hierarchy of Needs. We agreed the modern generation and probably many of the not so modern generation would believe internet access would be one of life's must have needs :shock:

Thanks for all the inspiration and banter over the years. If your ever in New Zealand ...... :D

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:06 am
by Broadoak
I am pleased to say that I am once more back on the web.

I have got rid of the BT special deal, about £40 pounds plus per month for 12gb per month, this includes the line charge and then it was only working 50% of the time.

Now I am with Vodaphone which is high speed unlimited, with no line charge and comes with a discount at £20 per month. (my wife has a Vodaphone phone)

Seriously though, it is very good to be back.

Peter M

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:32 pm
by nu2ng
Glad to see you are back on here Peter :)

Andi

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:51 pm
by Broadoak
Thanks Andi, it is good to be back.

Regards Peter M

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:41 am
by southpier
we always knew it would only be temporary

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:49 pm
by Jon Randall
Welcome back Peter 8)

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 2:05 pm
by Broadoak
narrow gauge railways 1930's film 11911


This excellent little film was posted on another forum and is well worth a look.
It gives a real flavour of what actually went on on one of the larger farms.

Peter M

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:47 am
by Boghopper
Sorry Peter. I can’t see the film. :-(

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:18 am
by Broadoak
Sorry about that Chris, a senior moment I think. It's a you tube film.

Try Huntleyarchives.co then Film 11911 in the search. It should then work.

Regards Peter M

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:47 am
by southpier

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:29 am
by Broadoak
Thanks for the link Southpier, I have found out a little more about the device from a later book on the potato railways of Lincolnshire.

It says in the caption that a petrol engine device collects produce from the fields. The device was actually powered by steam using a flash steam boiler.
It was made by a company called LIFU, The Liquid Fuel Company of the Isle of Wight. The principle was a flash steam boiler was used as it could be ready for use quickly by spraying paraffin onto a hot surface. The burner was started by methylated spirits and when warm paraffin vapour was used to generate steam. The steam produced powered a mechanism which drove one set of wheels and was permanently coupled to a trailer. It looked rather like a lorry on rails, which is not surprising as road vehicles were also made by LIFU.

Regards Peter M

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:41 pm
by chris stockdale
Hi Peter,

It's only by finally properly (re)reading the thread that I've appreciated what was going on. I'll echo the sentiments of others - great to have you back. :D

Cheers,

Re: Two Sister's Farm Saga

Posted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:44 pm
by Broadoak
Thanks Chris, you are too kind. :D

Regards Peter M