K&NWLR goes Gn15

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K&NWLR goes Gn15

Postby k&nwlr » Sat Jun 08, 2013 7:42 pm

After getting the Kent & North Wales Light Railway under way, a live steam dual gauge (32/45mm) indoor layout, combining Kent in SE England with North Wales narrow gauge in a 14m x 6m cellar in Alsace France - got that - I now turn my hand to Gn15 - on the same layout.

What can possibly go wgnrong ......?

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K&NWLR: Oast house with hops and Gn15 estate railway in development by kandnwlr, on Flickr

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K&NWLR: Hops with stage one of Gn15 estate railway by kandnwlr, on Flickr

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K&NWLR: "Jack" on the lower loop looking upwards to hopfield with St. Trinians in the background by kandnwlr, on Flickr

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K&NWLR: Gn15 branch line for delivering hops by kandnwlr, on Flickr

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K&NWLR: Gn15 branch line under construction by kandnwlr, on Flickr

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K&NWLR: Gn15 branch line extension currently under construction by kandnwlr, on Flickr
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Postby Jon Randall » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:19 pm

Gnice and welcome 8)
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Postby chris stockdale » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:52 pm

An interesting mix with some Gnice modelling on show. I'm looking forward to seeing how it all develops.

Meantimes, welcome :D

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Postby Glen A » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:40 pm

Great layout. The Gn15 should add a new dimension to it.

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K&NWLR: Smallest train on the layout ...

Postby k&nwlr » Sun Jun 09, 2013 9:34 am

There is a "smaller than Gn15" train on the K&NWLR (on the Welsh side), but it hasn´t been observed to move yet ...

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K&NWLR: Toy train at harbour von kandnwlr auf Flickr

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K&NWLR: Harbour cottages von kandnwlr auf Flickr

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Postby KEG » Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:05 am

Is there a reason why not a single human figure is in sight in these pictures? Not even on the locomotives. http://www.buntbahn.de/modellbau/viewtopic.php?t=10486&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=50

Do they appear at midnight?


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St. Trinians .... be afraid, be very afraid ....

Postby k&nwlr » Wed Jun 12, 2013 8:38 pm

The building in the background is St Trinians (from the original films - the prototype is now part of Edinburgh University, I believe). Through the magic of Gn15, the building has now been transported to Kent, where the "gels" have taken charge not simply of the school, but also of the hop garden (and as yet invisible distillery) for their evil commercial aims. They also enjoy a trip around the line having take control of a Darjeeling "B" ....

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K&NWLR: "Jack" on the lower loop looking upwards to hopfield with St. Trinians in the background by kandnwlr, on Flickr

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K&NWLR: St Trinians girls in charge of a Darjeeling "B" by kandnwlr, on Flickr

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K&NWLR: St. Trinians girls looking up to their school above by kandnwlr, on Flickr
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K&NWLR: Steam power ...

Postby k&nwlr » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:43 am

The Gn15 hop garden line on the Kent & North Wales Light Railway takes delivery of a Smallbrook locomotive, fresh from the paint shop, to provide a link between hop garden and "main" 32/45mm line.

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K&WNR: Gn15 "Toby" on the hop garden line by kandnwlr, on Flickr
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Operations start ....

Postby k&nwlr » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:11 pm

The hop garden estate railway begins operations taking hop sacks from the oast house down the branch line to the "main narrow gauge line" ...

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K&NWLR: Overview of the birch copse and oast house line with St Trinians in the background by kandnwlr, on Flickr

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K&NWLR: View from the birch wood by kandnwlr, on Flickr

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K&NWLR: "Toby" on the new Gn15 line by kandnwlr, on Flickr

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K&NWLR: Transfer between Gn15 and the "main line" by kandnwlr, on Flickr
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Postby chris stockdale » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:46 pm

Great to see the comparative sizes of the two gauges and loco.

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Postby Boghopper » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:04 am

Very gnice. A slight (tongue-in-cheek) correction. The sacks are actually called Hop "pockets". :wink:
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Pocket railway

Postby k&nwlr » Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:46 am

"Pockets" - exactly. Still trying to work out how to transport a pocket (8 ft high in the real world and weighed 1 cwt) on an estate railway. And while we´re about it, do you know what a "Toby" (name of the loco) was in the hop garden (not field, I´ve been told to say)?
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Postby Boghopper » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:00 pm

You've got me stumped, no idea what a "Toby" is. But I believe the description hop "garden" comes from the time when the church took Tithes, or 1/1th of a farmer's produce to feed the monks.

As I understand, this only applied to crops grown in the fields, not the garden. So they got round it by growing hops in gardens. I believe this originated in Goudhurst. I could be wrong and am quite happy to be corrected. :lol:
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Jul 19, 2013 11:16 pm

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Garden and "Toby"

Postby k&nwlr » Sun Jul 21, 2013 9:13 am

What an impressive bunch of gnatterers.

The "garden" explanation I hadn´t heard of but it would probably be pre-Reformation. Difficult to know prior to enclosure where your field began and your garden ended. And as Kent was one of the parts of the world where the eldest son inherited, the field would have remained the same size. So maybe there was room around the cottage for a little kitchen garden. The problem is that hops were only introduced into England by the Dutch / North Germans for beer-making after the Reformation, or so I´ve been lectured. Still, I rather like the idea of creative tax solutions.

As for the "Toby" name, George Orwell was my source too. To go on the "toby" was to go off on a tramp (who also worked in the hop gardens). To "take the toby" was to take the high road, apparently, and as my little Gn15 has quite a steep climb up to the hops from the lower loop, I thought that might do quite nicely.

Right, that´s probably enough. I should get out more.
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Postby rue_d_etropal » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:58 pm

one reason for a separate kitchen garden might be to make it easier to secure from predators. Open fields not just for crop growing but animal grazing.
Prior to railways coming to part of France I have a house, chestnuts were used for most things including bread. Obviously wheat flour was preferable but uneconomic to transport until railway arrived.
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Postby 490fan » Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:45 pm

Wasn't "Going on the High Toby" Regency period slang for becoming a Highwayman?

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K&NWLR: New pub for the estate line

Postby k&nwlr » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:37 pm

Gnaturally, the hop garden had to find a way of processing and selling the stuff, so a pub has been built (to be called the Green Man to match the Green Farm - it´s a family business) , based on the sadly-missed Little Gem in Aylesford (nice name that, too). And gno end of landscaping still to do, here, and on the other side, as sharp-eyed gnatterers will have noticed on Flickr.

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