(F) 15" gauge, animals, and trains

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(F) 15" gauge, animals, and trains

Postby MichaelPG » Sat Apr 21, 2012 11:48 pm

Apropos my feline post on the excellent Greenhouse Sidings thread (here: http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=8359), and with the inspiration of the mobile milking parlour (http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=8415, ) here is a thread which celebrates the connections between animals and the very narrow gauges, in my own case 15".

Starting with swallows:
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and here they are, hungry little swallows:
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And another cat (on his way to execute his next bunny rabbit, so not very wildlife-friendly):
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And finally this evening’s picture. The duck is a resident (not supposed to be on the tracks) and the sheep are regular trespassers, a result of being in the Forest of Dean where “badgers” run sheep loose all over the place:
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Postby david colley jnr » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:23 pm

Sheep! They are too clever for their own good if you ask me, Michael! When we first opened, we actually entered a sheep field. We thought a simple six foot or so of duck boards across the width of the track would keep them out, but no. They simply walked between them. :?
So we took them out and dug down four feet, replacing the duck boards and stood back to admire our handy work.
The little fluffy buggers only walked down the two rails! Who would have thought sheep were 15" gauge?!? :roll: The smug look on their faces only went to reiterate the fact that they are far more intelligent than we mere humans. The only way to stop them is by way of kebab skewer. And coming from a devout vegetarian too!

Evil little fluffy bas...ds. My very nemesis. Good luck to you, whatever you try, it will not work. The Badger running is just a thinly veiled excuse for the cunning intellect behind those vacant eyes.... You have been warned. :twisted:

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Sheep in sheeps' clothing

Postby MichaelPG » Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:43 pm

Some years ago my wife and I decided to keep some sheep. We bought a flock of Jacobs. They kept going lame and we kept having to doctor their feet. The final occasion on which we did this, the very last time I will ever do it, the biggest of the sheep caught me off balance and knocked me over backwards and sat on me. Then it peed on me. There's a lot of pee in a sheep. That's what sheep think of me. They just don't like me.

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Postby david colley jnr » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:19 pm

:P
Lame is just sheep thought for ..." bleed the bugger dry..."
Peeing on you is " let's show him who's boss..."

Lot's of pee is lot's of " you are our willing servant. Now bow down to us..."

You will never win. Ever.

Cheers for letting me know it's not personal :lol:

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Postby Cross Kitter » Sun Apr 22, 2012 8:54 pm

I'm a fan of 'Shaun the Sheep', I regard it as a cutting edge documentary. :lol: Although whilst yomping through the Welsh mountains I did come across some spectacularly stupid sheep. We would free them from one barbed wire fence only for them to turn left straight into another :roll:
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Chicken

Postby MichaelPG » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:10 am

Boarding the 2pm for Oakiron

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"Is this my perch?"

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"No of course I'm not the guard. Do I look like the guard?"

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"I shall lay my egg over there under that planter. They will never find it there."

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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Apr 23, 2012 10:57 am

:lol: :lol: :lol: Love the chicken.
Great idea for a thread Michael.
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Postby Adrian » Tue Apr 24, 2012 2:22 am

G'day

Michael wrote:-
They (sheep) just don't like me.


Personally I love sheep .....
(Preferably with roast vegies and mint sauce) :D :D :D

(with apologies to any vegetarians on the site)

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Postby chris stockdale » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:19 am

Adrian wrote:Personally I love sheep .....


I'm not sure that's legal.....


:D :D :D

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Postby Adrian » Tue Apr 24, 2012 6:37 am

G'day Chris

Purely platonic ... Purely platonic ........... :oops: :oops:

Perhaps I should have said mutton ?

( Retires to kitchen to make new batch of mint sauce .......)
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:54 pm

Real cat, model train! 8)

Chico watching the LGB one afternoon :D

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Postby chris stockdale » Wed Apr 25, 2012 5:38 pm

Whimsy is my middle name... :oops:

Here's Algernon on the five inch gauge.

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