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Postby Ben » Fri Nov 11, 2011 8:47 am

Hi All,
I thought I should make a post on the group as Gavin keeps harassing me at work.

I have a wagon that Carl Arendt built and I thought it might be a nice idea if we sent it around various layouts and each took a photo of it. I've started by pulling Pine Hill Estate out and taking a photo of it sitting in front of the engine shed.

And I've added it to the Flickr set below:

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I'll compile a list of anyone that wants to be included and arrange to send it to the first person on the list. If you want to be included please speak up now.

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Postby Blackcloud Railways » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:20 am

I suppose the best way of passing it round would be to circulate NZ first, then go international once a list has been compiled and a logical route determined.

Once the wagon works its way to the UK I'd like the opportunity to photograph it on my APA modules though.

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Postby rue_d_etropal » Fri Nov 11, 2011 9:25 am

getting it for Rainhill exhibition would be a suitable way to both remember Carl and promote Gn15
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Fri Nov 11, 2011 1:59 pm

I have two layouts that it could feature on and if sufficient Gn15 entries appear at either or both EXPO NG and Small & Delightful the wagon would certainly be a star upon all of them.
Great idea; I'm sure that Carl is up there chuckling away at the mileage this Square Foot Estate wagon will clock-up in the process.
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.
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Postby stoke_ferry » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:25 pm

I should be at NG South West (Small & Delightful) with Ruggin Manor Peat Works GN15, so it could feature on that layout.

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Postby RoGNer » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:53 pm

I'd welcome the chance to run it on my layout - I will be at the Lord & Butler (Cardiff) show in June 2012 (Fathers Day weekend here). Its a free show with donations raised and given to a local childrens hospice.

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Postby Ian-IoM » Fri Nov 11, 2011 11:11 pm

Sounds good, although I didn’t know Carl I have followed his site for quite a few years and he certainly seemed to believe in having fun with railway modelling. The idea of a wagon built to operate in a square foot setting off on a world tour and clocking up thousands of miles does seem like a nice idea for a tribute, and I would be very happy to host it for a photo or two if it could pop over to the Isle of Man while it’s visiting the UK.
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Postby Ben » Sun Nov 13, 2011 6:12 pm

That sounds like a decent number of layouts for the wagon to visit.

What dates are the various shows so I can figure out a rough order of layouts?

Is there any key geographic areas with groups of Gn15 layouts?

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Nov 13, 2011 7:05 pm

:twisted: What, no posts for 8 years, then 2 in 3 days. Boy, that must be some powerful brew that was launched at the weekend :!:

:roll: Worthy of a morning tea shout :twisted:
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Postby Ben » Sun Nov 13, 2011 8:04 pm

That's ok Gavin you don't have to shout me morning tea. But a beer on Friday would go down well instead.

Also are you in or not?

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Postby Artizen » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:13 pm

Add me to the list if there is room and time.
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sun Nov 13, 2011 9:48 pm

8) SFER 4 is now 'on tour'. Ben has just handed over the wagon, which will visit Haywards (again), Pizza 'n ' Beer, and Silverpine this evening.
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Postby DCRfan » Mon Nov 14, 2011 4:41 am

Gavin,

I'll pop down, probably later in the week an grab it so it can run on the two Waitakere Gn15 layouts and my Foreign Gn15 layout. Then possibly to Glen in Christchurch as long as he promises to:

- not let it near the stamping mill,
- not drag it up the incline,
- not lower it down the mine, or
- or let it be shaken in an eathquake.

On second thought folks, should we let Glen have it :P
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Postby Gavin Sowry » Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:01 am

DCRfan wrote:Gavin,

I'll pop down, probably later in the week an grab it so it can run on the two Waitakere Gn15 layouts and my Foreign Gn15 layout. Then possibly to Glen in Christchurch as long as he promises to:

- not let it near the stamping mill,
- not drag it up the incline,
- not lower it down the mine, or
- or let it be shaken in an eathquake.

On second thought folks, should we let Glen have it :P


8) Let's start the tour on the sunny West Coast, with a visit to the Silver Pine Tramway



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Followed by a quick stop for Pizza 'n' Beer


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Then settle down at Haywards



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:idea: OK, now for a few ground rules (after some discussion with Ben). The idea is to get this wagon around as many Gn15 layouts as possible. We don't want to clutter this thread up with requests etc, this should be done with PM. Similarly, Ben is going to coordinate a full album of these in one place, so, the scheme is to post a shot or two on here, but e-mail the photos as well to Ben. Shouldn't take too long to cover this part of the universe. We did think, that if we get overwelmed with requests, we would set up a forwarding list based on areas (with high concentration of Gn15 layouts) or, perhaps, on 'seniority' (your membership number).
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Postby Gerry Bullock » Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:56 am

Gavin Sowry wrote:-------. We did think, that if we get overwelmed with requests, we would set up a forwarding list based on areas (with high concentration of Gn15 layouts) or, perhaps, on 'seniority' (your membership number).


I guess 'seniority' puts Steve at the top of the list.
OK Emrys is at the top however I'm not aware that he has a Gn15 layout :?:
Pause to see whether Emrys sees this and contradicts. :wink:
So little time, so many ideas!!!!! GerryB.

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Postby DCRfan » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:51 am

Well it's made it to the third location.

Look what rolled out of the Watercare shed at 'Waitakere Georges Tunnel Depot'

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Later spotted on the trestle on 'Waitakere - to the Dam and Back' being pulled by the former East German battery loco

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Then behind a steam loco on the 'Foreign Layout'.

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I must admit the world tour almost came to a premature end when somehow it turned up wildly out of scale in '1970s Rhodesia :oops: The Security Forces turned out in force thinking it may be some terrorist trojan (or was it trogn?) wagon. Luckly they quickly realised it was just another lost tourist :roll:

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:09 am

Progress Report, Week One.

8 Layouts.

Pine Hill
Silver Pine
Pizza 'n' Beer
Haywards Estate
Waitakere Georges Tunnel Depot
Waitakere- To the Dam and Back
Foreign Layout
Rhodesian Layout

The Waitakere layouts are seperate railways. Two scenes on one railway is a bit like watching a reverse angle replay of Johnny Wilkinson missing a shot at goal :twisted:

I suppose that now sets a challenge for later on when the wagon hits Old Blighty :!:
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Postby Ben » Mon Nov 21, 2011 8:03 pm

Ok Guys the wagon should be leaving Wellington heading to it's first port of call today.

If you want the wagon to come and visit your layout please PM me your address and I'll add you to the list.

So far we have addresses for Christchurch and Victoria Australia. Is there anyone in Hamilton or Auckland who wants to join in? What about elsewhere in Australia? And the rest of the world? Anyone in North America?

Anyway please PM me your address and I'll add you to the list.

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Postby Ben » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:09 am

The wagon has been put in the post and is heading to its first port of call.

Here's a list of people participating at the moment.

Glen Anthony - New Zealand
Ian Hodgkiss - Australia
Adrian Hoad -Australia
John D - Australia
Barry Weston - United Kingdom
Mark Hambly - United Kingdom
Roger Swan - United Kingdom

You can still participate please PM me to add your name and address to the list.

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:04 am

:D Week 2 Progress Report.

No new layouts this week, but a few bits of admin done.

Wagon is enroute to Christchurch at the moment, and should be in Auckland next week, then off to Oz.
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Postby Glen A » Tue Nov 29, 2011 6:20 pm

The wagon has visited the Stamping Ground:

A tour of the under ground mine:
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Up to the top, and crossing the bridge (with NZ native Kiwi bird at left hand side of photo):
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Being loaded with rocks:
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And a trip on the other line, passing the stamping battery:
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Its now packed up and will be off to the Post Office this morning, and on to the next destination....

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:37 am

:roll: The wagon is in Auckland this weekend, last call for NZ layouts to participate before it heads off to Oz. Otherwise, you will have to wait until it gets back from around the world. :roll:
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Postby PeterH » Sat Dec 10, 2011 4:22 am

Now in Auckland. At Huia dairy factory unloading kero cases:

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and Smith's, wondering what to do:

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Postby Gavin Sowry » Sat Dec 10, 2011 9:30 am

8) Week 4 Progress Report.

Stamping Mill Layout, in Christchurch.

Huia Dairy, and Smith's Mill, in Auckland.

Total layouts to date: 11.

The 'Model Railway Show' (podcast on the net) have expressed an interest in this World Tour, stay tuned :!:
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Postby Ben » Sat Dec 10, 2011 7:59 pm

The Flickr set has been updated with the latest photos for those that want a gallery view:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/18854674@N04/sets/72157627977383707/

The layout count is slowly growing.


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