Velocipedes

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Postby Adam Roper » Fri Nov 15, 2013 5:30 pm

Not minimum gauge but fun all the same

http://www.flickr.com/photos/53788122@N04/

Actually the Ripon Velocipede is sometimes 50cm gauge but wasn't on this occasion. It has another out rigger which allows either 50cm or 2' gauge operation - this helps to explain why its owner forgot the outrigger.

Thankfully he did bring the wheel so we rigged something up - when it is fully assembled it is rather more elegant than in these pictures but at least we got a run.

Three wheels make gauge conversion easy....
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Postby RoGNer » Fri Nov 15, 2013 8:23 pm

Brilliant! There are loads of these in France.

We went on one 2 years ago while on holiday - not a high vis vest in sight there!

If only the Elf in Pastry (health and safety) wasn't quite so mad in THIS country - wasn't it once simply known as common sense ?!!

:lol: :lol:

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Velocipedes

Postby Adam Roper » Mon Nov 18, 2013 10:03 am

Why not build your own and have a go?

It makes a change from modeling and they're a great group to join

Health and safety was a basic check of each vehicle and a briefing from the responsible officer in charge of the possession

All the drawings are on the website so there's no excuse, and for a real challenge why not buld one with a layout on the back?

http://www.velocipedes.co.uk/
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