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fm12




PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Sat Aug 24, 2013 11:12 pm

Battery shoema on track testing duties.Track is laid but will probably need a little fettling over the coming weeks.

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KleineDicke



Location : Deep in the Heart of Texas (Houston)

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Sun Aug 25, 2013 2:27 pm

"Fettling" is a fact of life with a garden railway! Laughing

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fm12



Location : 87210 Haute Vienne, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:38 pm

KleineDicke wrote:
"Fettling" is a fact of life with a garden railway! Laughing
Yes you are right Bill.
Brian and Phil visited today and Brian ran a LGB battery street car and his ragleth live steam chassis.I`ve already seen a stretch of track that needs attention,as the train tended to wallow from side to side on the straight near the steam up area.

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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:44 pm

Such a pity after 8 weeks of unrelenting sun and high temperatures, Van had the misfortune to plan the official opening of his new track extension for the wettest day of the summer.

HOWEVER Van and Susan were as usual great hosts and despite the downpour we managed a bit of train running whilst the ladies socialised indoors with a brief interlude to visit a local "vide grenier".

We did manage to strap my camera to a flat bed wagon pushed by my battery operated railcar and here is a "cab eye" view of Van's fantastic new extension through the woodland!


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GWhizz



Location : Charente, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:00 pm

A few more bits compiled from our Day in the Rain...


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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:35 pm

Many thanks to Van and Susan for their usual great hospitality. I have few pics and videos which I will post from London next week cos France Telecom/Orange broadband ain't that broad and it takes ages. Great videos from Brian and best wishes to him for his upcomung hospital visit.
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French Chuffed



Location : Droitwich UK

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Thu Aug 29, 2013 2:54 pm

I have just caught up with this thread Van. Major engineering works I see, that will be some length of run when completed do you need a gps tracker to locate the trains if they stop en route.
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k&nwlr



Location : Alsace, France

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Thu Aug 29, 2013 5:41 pm

This is a really impressive round trip. Makes me wonder whether I should return back outside with K&NWLR. The weather can´t be that bad in Alsace ....
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Andrew



Location : Bomaderry, New South Wales, Australia

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:03 pm

Nice track work & layout. I enjoyed the trip around. Very enjoyable.

Reminds me of when I built my layout, the big test for me was to run a loco and wagons in reverse at full speed completely around the track with out a derailment. All went OK for a few days until visitors came to check out the workmanship.
It is only when you go to show others about the great track work that "Murphy's Law" takes place and every thing derails, no matter which direction the train runs.

 I guess that is part of the fun when you look back, not so funny at the time though.

Look forward to more photos!

Andrew
Sandbar & Mudcrab Railway
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philkelly



Location : Vienne, France and Islington. London

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:25 pm

It was the only wet day of a great summer. These are the videos, in order, of Brian's tram pushing the Camera Car round the circuit to produce the "cabride" video; Van's Lawley; and Brian's Ragleth (awaiting bodywork) with "chuff" pipe. A bit rough and ready because my video editing software seems to have packed up, and I still haven't worked out how to include a thumbnail not just the YouTube url...

http://youtu.be/MG37sPA2caQ

http://youtu.be/ZJACEaoHrJk

http://youtu.be/xt3qcV0EwuY

Phil
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tram47



Location : Aquitaine (France)

PostSubject: Re: Getting fed up of being a wanabee   Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:37 pm

wet weather is perfect to see the steam and smoke!
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e temps humide est parfait pour bien voir la vapeur et la fumée !!!
 Félicitations à tous !!!!!
c'est d'ailleurs pourquoi les Anglais aiment la vapeur !!!!!!
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