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GWhizz




PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:04 am

I think I've managed to breed a race of supersized, super intelligent moles!

The railway is now beset with Mole Hills and they are now avoiding both sets of explosive traps that I've set for them...



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barryw



Location : newport south wales

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Tue Nov 13, 2012 11:17 am

Have you tried putting urine on the hills it works for me nothing else worked for us

barry
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Nov 14, 2012 1:58 am

barryw wrote:
Have you tried putting urine on the hills it works for me nothing else worked for us

barry

That sort of behavior can get you fined in Oklahoma:
http://www.news9.com/story/20010769/three-year-old-piemont-boy-gets-2500-ticket-for-peeing-in-his-front-yard

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barryw



Location : newport south wales

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Nov 14, 2012 2:20 am

KleineDicke wrote:
barryw wrote:
Have you tried putting urine on the hills it works for me nothing else worked for us

barry

That sort of behavior can get you fined in Oklahoma:
http://www.news9.com/story/20010769/three-year-old-piemont-boy-gets-2500-ticket-for-peeing-in-his-front-yard


that should go a long way to improving Frances financial problems let me know the outcome please
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Nov 14, 2012 5:11 am

Great advice Barry

I just hope you're "not taking the p*** "

PS Does one apply on top of the hills or try and pour it into the runs ???

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barryw



Location : newport south wales

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Nov 14, 2012 8:19 am

No i'm not taking the p*** i poured it on the hills it is supposed to taint the food chain I think thats why moles don't appear in fields where cattle graze also theirs a powder on e bay which you scatter on the ground that also seems to work good luck
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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:36 pm

barryw wrote:
KleineDicke wrote:
barryw wrote:
Have you tried putting urine on the hills it works for me nothing else worked for us

barry

That sort of behavior can get you fined in Oklahoma:
http://www.news9.com/story/20010769/three-year-old-piemont-boy-gets-2500-ticket-for-peeing-in-his-front-yard


that should go a long way to improving Frances financial problems let me know the outcome please

Cooler heads prevailed; the police chief withdrew the citation and scolded the officer who issued it.

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:00 pm

At last a fine day of weather - thank goodness for the LGB track cleaning loco has done a wonderful job on both the upper (level) and lower lines.

Apart from running the Edrig live steam a couple of times over the winter, this is the first chance of a full running on the CFHC.

One spin off "advantage" of the seriously wet winter has been the growth of moss all over the railway. It looks like the expensive Noch grass you get from those electrostatic dispenser sold for the smaller gauges.

Now trying to divide my "railway" time between the Garden layout, getting the "Mine Module" ready for Ferroviart and assembling the parts for a live diesel project.

Great fun cheers

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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat Feb 16, 2013 7:06 pm

I will send you pm update about Ferrovi'art to which of course is the usual open invitation.

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:15 pm

We had this year's first visitor to the railway this afternoon, in the personage no less, than Mr FM12 and his 1300cc Yamaha.

Though now, Van has retired, sold his truck, and may soon be taking ownership of the Live Diesel for the Government of Seychelles railway, perhaps he should be renamed Mr GX12 Razz Razz Razz



Despite being given clear instructions to bring a live steamer from his fleet, he turned up with an LGB Kof and a rake of very nice Hartland open wagons.

So we had a pleasant couple of hours sheltering from the wind in my railway hut, chewing the fat and watching the trains go by cheers

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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:10 pm

Yes a pleasant afternoon.

A good ride of over 100 miles with little traffic.

As Brian says,a nice couple of hours chewing the fat.

It also gives my lgb Kof some experience of inclines if ever my own railtrack suffers subsidence.Very Happy

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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Tue Mar 05, 2013 3:05 pm

bounce bounce bounce bounce bounce cheers cheers
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Tue Mar 05, 2013 4:48 pm

It looks like you had a good time for so early in the season.

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:03 pm

French Chuffed wrote:
It looks like you had a good time for so early in the season.


Yes we were lucky with the weather and that the Railway Hut faces North East away from yesterdays 60kph winds.

Forum members are always welcome to drop in bounce Some of the best meets are often those at short notice!

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Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:48 am

I must get out more:cheers:cheerscheers
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Apr 19, 2013 7:23 pm

Had the second visit of the year today, Dave from the Wrexham and District Society of Model Engineers W&D.S.M.E happened to be staying in a gite nearby and paid a visit with his wife Hilary.

Dave is more used to his home built coal fired 3.5 and 5 inch gauge British Loco's but here he's seen test driving the Edrig...



And here getting a sneak preview of my Live Diesel before it heads off to the CFBS next weekend...



I must get round to cutting the grass and strimming the dandelions!

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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Fri Apr 19, 2013 8:20 pm

A tantalising glimpse of a rather nice looking 'objet d'art' in brass sat on the track.
If it's too nice there might not be enough room in the car.... Wink
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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sat Jul 13, 2013 8:38 pm

Van popped over on Thursday and we had a nice run of the Seychelles Live Diesel....



..... and his Li'ion powered Schoema.



Inspired by this, I dropped a Lipoly battery into my analog tram...









After 5 years operation, a few areas of track have needed relaying....


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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Jul 14, 2013 1:43 am

We also test ran my Ragleth chassis with new chuff pipes..


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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:52 pm

Railway and garden look great Brian. I'm happy to see the diesel running and if there are any issues with it Van please let me know.
How's your diesel progressing Brian?

I'm a bit busy right now but I shall be back to trains on my return from Australia.
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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Jul 14, 2013 8:59 pm

Good to hear from you Carl!  We guessed you were either on your travels or getting ready to go!

My diesel's been going great since I switched to stainless steel bolts in place of the mild steel spigots on the flywheel.
Van and I were just about to run it when I noticed the engine mountings had worked loose which means dismantling the power unit to fix it! Still need to finish off the bodywork, I'll post pics on the live diesel thread once it's finished!

I think we may have melted a clutch on the Seychelles Diesel as the power output was down at the end and there was a slight smell of burning. I can help Van replace it no problem as I have several spare since I've gone clutchless!

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:42 am

I've been back home for a week now following my hip operation and being restricted to crutches and indoor activity, spending time building various kits.

Luckily Caro has let me set up a mini work area indoors in the living area...



A couple of IP engineering coaches...




And a Swift 16 body kit for my Ragleth live steam Chassis...



I've also got an Occre tram on the way.

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Location : Haute Normandie - visitors welcome

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:27 pm

Glad your back after your op and looks like the rehab is going well... Smile
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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Oct 20, 2013 4:14 pm

Rehab was going well until I developed a secondary infection and had to go back in for a further op and another week in hospital.

Anyway I'm out now and had the first opportunity with this spell of fine weather to run my "Owain" bodied, Accucraft Ragleth chassis for the first time!

I'm very pleased with this loco, the Swift 16 body kit was a dream to build and the chassis handles my "NOT LEVEL" track with ease building up slowly on the gradients (if not a bit speedy downhill) with prototypical performance...


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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:44 pm

I´ve been looking at the Owain Swift Sixteen kit to go with a chassis I´ve got (which has been looking for somewhere to go). It certainly looks good on your Ragleth. I´m currently in the process of finishing off the Swift Sixteen tram kit, and hope that I can get the lining done in time for a run round the K&NWLR. But don´t hold your breath. BTW - which Occre tram kit did you get? Occre instructions are supposed to be reasonably clear (pics).

Hope the rehab goes well. Been there myself!

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Today on the CFHC   Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:58 am

You're brave with that tram kit, it looks a good deal more complex than the Owain body.

I built the Tibidabo tram (Barcelona) mainly because I liked the look of it...



Although I may be in Barcelona next February exhibiting with MOMI (Daniel, Tram47)

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