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Postby KeithB » Fri Sep 08, 2006 4:36 pm

I like the idea of the extra-width running-board so that the driver stands outside. Just the thing if you can't fit a seated driver inside the model's cab - a prototye for everything!
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Postby Ralph » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:34 pm

Hello...

I visited the Cecilienkoog-Nordstrandischmoor Railway three times..and this is the inspiration for my Gn15 modeling :)
although in 600mm gauge it is a good prototype to model...
I did a lot of pictures but not with a digitalcamera...I have to scan the photos with the help of a friend before I can post them to photobucket. I´m afraid it will need some time.
At the Dagebüll-Oland-Langenees Islandrailway there is the prototype of my sailing speeder .
Both Island are only linked to the coast with this narrow gauge lines. Sometimes during the high tide the rails are afloated .
Most of the speeders are privatly owned by the inhabitants of the islands.

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The idea is in my head since a long time....but not yet started with a layout :oops:
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Sep 08, 2006 8:47 pm

Great idea but the scenery :?

- low tide, many rocks little water :(

- mid tide, half rocks half water :( :(

- high tide, little rocks, many water :( :( :(

- flood tide, just water :twisted:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Fri Sep 08, 2006 9:59 pm

Ralph wrote:I did a lot of pictures but not with a digitalcamera...I have to scan the photos with the help of a friend before I can post them to photobucket. I´m afraid it will need some time.


I am sure it will be worth waiting for Ralph, so take your time. I first saw photo's of the railways at Oland, a few years ago and immediately was interested to know more. It has so many possiblities for modelling. The combination of water with trains is always something that looks attractive, combine that with a collection of home made speeders and I find it hard to resist :) . If I had more space, I would certainly be tempted to build a layout based on these island railways.
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Postby DCRfan » Fri Sep 08, 2006 10:59 pm

Steve Bennett wrote:Thats a good site Ralph, some very useful photo's. Andy is away for 2 weeks so he may be a little slow to respond, but I'm sure he will find them helpful.

I couldnt resist this one, not suitable for Gn15 though
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I find myself going back to this photo. What about a Gn15 version using one of the 1:24th BMW Isetta Bubble cars :roll:

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:24 am

DCRfan wrote:I find myself going back to this photo. What about a Gn15 version using one of the 1:24th BMW Isetta Bubble cars :roll:


:lol: Would be different, are you thinking 3 rail :)

I keep going back to this one aswell, those sand dunes. plus Colin's Shifting Sands layout and now Ralph's talk of pictures of the island railways are all having an effect, not sure how long I can resist building a seaside railway :) Now where did I put those pictures of the fishermans railways :roll:
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Postby Catweasel » Sat Sep 09, 2006 6:26 am

the prototype of my sailing speeder

Great idea. I dread to think what happens at that dogleg in the rails though.
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Postby MOG » Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:26 am

Found a picture I'd forgotten about - rough early stages of 'bashing'..(HOe)
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Postby michael » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:38 pm

Cool :!:
Martin that looks long enough to warrant bogies?

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Postby Ralph » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:14 pm

Good evenning....

I just uploaded my pictures from the Nordstrandischmoor and Oland-Langenees railways to photobucket. All are done with a Canon IXUS APS Camera and a friend did the scan for me. I hope the quality is good enough.
so if you like...have a look and get some inspiration. I did the pictures in August 2000 and September 2001.....but the railway is very very busy today , as a friend told me.
Here an example.. :) :) :)
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In this picture you can see the old tracks, wich were some times under the waterline during high tide. The small loco here seems to be in the water.
:shock: :shock:

On the left there is the renewed higher track, so now you can see the track when you are on the way to Nordstrandischmoor....a more better feeling :) :) :)

Try the link and have fun

http://s93.photobucket.com/albums/l51/d ... ?start=all
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Postby dr5euss » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:45 pm

Is that loco the same one Alex made?

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Postby Peter » Fri Sep 15, 2006 7:51 pm

Thanks Ralph, lots of inspiration in that chocolate and cream colored coach.
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Postby Simon Andrews » Fri Sep 15, 2006 10:49 pm

Thanks Ralph,

Like the speeders 8)

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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:38 am

Wonderful photo's Ralph, there are some great ideas for modelling there and I never knew there was so much equipment on these lines. This one has me curious, is it for waste collection? or to put it in plain language, sewage :)
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Sep 16, 2006 12:54 am

Wow, appart for the obviously imported side tippers no two things are alike. My kind of railway.

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Postby Ralph » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:07 pm

Hello and thanks to all for your interest.

Steve....I don´t know exactly because there was nobody to ask...but I thought the same as you...they are used for the sewage, because the people there can´t put it into the northsea?????. :twisted: :twisted:

The tanks on the car have small turning wheels like that on a waste bin..and I think you can push them off the car to a lorry for transport to the sewage plant.

That is true inspiration for Gn15 modellers. Since I visited these railways the first time ( 1980 ..sorry , there are no pictures to post ) I´m hooked.
My first attempt was in H0e with an EggerBahn...the second with a Fleischmann Magic Train in 0e..but all not very satisfying. :cry: :cry:
But now the third go at it...with Gn15 :D :D :D :D :D
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Postby Ralph » Sat Sep 16, 2006 5:24 pm

A reply for Paul :D

not only water :o
not only stones :o

green gras. :wink:.... blue sky :wink: and a lot of sheep :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Sep 16, 2006 9:27 pm

Ralph wrote:A reply for Paul :D

not only water :o
not only stones :o

green gras. :wink:.... blue sky :wink: and a lot of sheep :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :


Sheep, now your talking :!:

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Postby Gerry Bullock » Sat Nov 11, 2006 2:47 pm

AndyA wrote:I found thw Hythe Ferry webcam link. If anyone wants to do vicarious train-spotting:

http://www.hytheferry.co.uk/

Admittedly, the train is mostly either at the shore end with the loco out of sight, or very tiny at the other end, but sometimes you can see it in mid journey :)

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Today the Hythe Ferry Railway got a half page plug in the Travel section of the DT. Albeit it was combined with the Isle of Wight railway BUT the photo shown was of a Pier Train with driver climbing aboard. Also small inset photo of Booking Office.
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Postby AndyA » Mon Nov 13, 2006 8:15 am

Good to hear; the line is constantly under threat despite the fact that it's a link in the Southampton - Hythe transport system. The train broke down on my last trip on Oct 31, and we walked: it's quite a long way with bags. We walked over replacement boards with various donors' names routed into them, but I can't find any details of how to contribute.

I'll have to see if I can get a back issue.

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Postby dana » Mon Nov 13, 2006 7:58 pm

heres some images of a oyster shipping container that i got off ebay

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as soon as i saw these images i thought mussel far on the gnatterbox :P

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Postby David Nix » Mon Dec 11, 2006 10:56 pm

Hi folks

A friend took this photo in France recently, thought it may be of interest in this thread
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Sorry Gnow other details were given :roll:
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Postby Steve Bennett » Mon Dec 11, 2006 11:31 pm

:lol: thats different. Not sure I want to think about sitting on a pole, waiting for the tide to go out again :) . Strange it is in english, must be in a tourist area i guess.
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Postby Steve Bennett » Sat Jan 06, 2007 1:07 am

KeithB wrote:One of Steve's "Firefly" locos would do nicely for a Gn15 Hythe-inspired layout. Maybe a lighthouse on the end of the pier with a flashing light for animation....hm-m-m..... ("Careful now, Keith - one project at a time..!!") :lol:


Thought I would resurrect this thread as a drawing of one of the original Ministry of Munitions loco's from which the Hythe Pier ones came, has appeared on the new 7/8ths forum. Direct link to the thread ; http://www.7-8ths.info/78yackety/index.php?topic=5.0 I think non-members should be able to see it.

I have just rescaled the drawing to 1:24 and am amazed at how close the Firefly is in size, slightly shorter, slightly narrower and a very little lower, i'm quite chuffed to say the least :) it is for 15" rather than 24" after all :) .
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Postby DCRfan » Sat Jan 06, 2007 2:57 am

That is nice 8) 8)

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