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PostSubject: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:27 am

'Ello All Very Happy

Had some fellow G Scalers round to my layout yesterday - Fed them pies, made them coffee and plied them with "sticky buns" - In turn they brought some stock to run

Here's a slide show of some of the pictures taken ( I have omitted pictures of the attendees where I could - no need to incriminate anyone! Laughing )

First time I've had a go at a slideshow on "Photobucket" - Hope it works Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:34 am

And here's a video featuring the "Anglicised Bo-Bo", some LGB tankers, a GE II/II and modern freight

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Location : Dordogne France

PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:48 am

nice pics and video Ian. Looks a real busy place!

Mikey
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Mon Aug 31, 2009 10:59 am

Looks like an interesting layout, with some nice features / buildings, and a shed load of stock.
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Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Mon Aug 31, 2009 11:49 am

Oh don't tease us with those Corpets !

Thanks for posting - looks great!

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Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:08 pm

Thankyou for posting,looks like you all had a good day.Tank cars are my favourite bit of rolling stock,I ran quite a few on my 00.


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PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:57 pm

Glad you liked the tankers Van Wink

Here's another featuring the "fleet" - being pulled by my Mallet at the CFR - Rothley

Tankers
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PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:05 pm

Thanks for the kind comments guys Smile

Thats the great thing about "Running Days" - You get to see a variety of engines and stock on your line - something different for a change

I might have a think about running a live steam only event and give my Lady Anne a chance to "stretch her legs".

Oopps - Can I say that? Embarassed
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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:27 pm

Ian_S wrote:
Glad you liked the tankers Van Wink

Here's another featuring the "fleet" - being pulled by my Mallet at the CFR - Rothley

Tankers



Thanks for the link Ian


Van


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Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:31 pm

Ian_S wrote:

I might have a think about running a live steam only event and give my Lady Anne a chance to "stretch her legs".

Oopps - Can I say that? Embarassed


I`ll throw my Lawley in the cab and keep a eye out if you do hold a locomotive vapeur day.




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Location : Portsmouth, England

PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:31 pm

Nice pics Ian - Can I ask, how is your 'rock face' bearing up - it's been in place a couple of years now, has it not?

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PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Tue Sep 01, 2009 9:23 am

Hi Clive,

Thanks for asking

The rockface is bearing up sort of ok - I say sort of as there are areas I've had to repair, mainly the ridge of the mountain (top of the fence) as the birds sit on there waiting to drink and bathe in the waterfall Sad

There are other areas that need looking at where the render has worn away due to the weather - wind, rain, frost etc, - But isn't that what happens in the real world?

If I were to start again I would maybe see if I could do what you are doing with the Celcon blocks and then render. With my mountain I used chicken wire an hessian soaked in concrete as the base structure and there is some "flex" in it and in certain areas this has exacerbated the render breaking down.

If we'd had better weather this year I was going to carry out some serious maintenance on the mountain, but when I've had any time to do it - Is rained Sad

I have patched up some areas of the mountain where the worst problems were.
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Location : Brie

PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:03 pm

Really nice place, I like the rack line.
What is the % of the ramp ?
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PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Thu Sep 03, 2009 6:41 pm

The upper section of the line isn't as bad as it looks Wink. I've had a Stainz run up that section without so much as trying Smile

The initial section, up the viaduct is the steepest section and cannot be achieved without anything other than a rack loco.

I haven't worked out percentage, but if it ever stops raining here I'll go out and take some measurements for you Wink

ATB

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Location : North Wales

PostSubject: Re: Running Day at Withy Grove Junction   Thu Sep 03, 2009 7:28 pm

Ian_S wrote:
The upper section of the line isn't as bad as it looks Wink. I've had a Stainz run up that section without so much as trying Smile
Ian S

But of course Razz
I also ran a Stainz on Bruce's rack line with two 4 wheel coaches - no problemo Cool

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