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#426 2mmMark

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Posted 15 March 2018 - 09:44

Oh he's full of ideas, thankfully he's in New Zealand so can't lead me astray!! When he gets back he will be too tied up getting Padstow working.

Mind, the ability to occasionally have the tipper move up and down the batch would be fun...........

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Looks like a simple cliff railway to me.  Just need to put the fun in funicular.





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Posted 22 March 2018 - 19:03

A splendid evening last night when a group of friends came round for one of our irregular evenings of tea, biscuits and talking nonsense. Amongst them was JBS who brought his beautiful, recently completed Saint seen here posing on the up line at Foxcote.

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 21:25

Foxcote went to Utrecht with cassettes at the Bath end hidden sidings but I wasn't happy with the set up
so work continues on converting them to a four road sector plate with a turntable at the end. It will
be working, though perhaps not quite finished, in time for Railex Aylesbury in a week or so time!

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 13:57

Finished, wired and ready for fiddling!

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#430 Ian Smith

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 17:23

Finished, wired and ready for fiddling!

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One assumes that the shower is in the other direction :-)


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#431 Caley Jim

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Posted 22 May 2018 - 20:26

Finished, wired and ready for fiddling!

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But can you play a Shetland Reel on it?

 

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 09:59

Jerry and Tom were brave enough to let me have a play with Foxcote at Railex yesterday. The new fiddle yard was really effective and made for very stress free running (aside from the time I aligned the wrong track).

I wonder if the old trick of freeing up drawers on old furniture by rubbing wax candles on the runners might work to free up the underside of the sector plate?

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Posted 27 May 2018 - 13:15

Had a great day yesterday at Railex operating Foxcote. The redevelopment really changes the dynamic of the layout, and some careful shunting is required to avoid snookering yourself with too long a rake of wagons!

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 09:55

A successful weekend at Aylesbury with only a few minor issues, the main one being the failure of one of the tie bars on the slip early sunday afternoon which brought an end to any traffic in and out of the exchange sidings. We could still run trains on the mainline and also shuffle wagons around the colliery so not a major disaster.

 

Many thanks to Tom and Mark for all their help over the weekend, great fun.

 

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On Sunday my great friend Simon 'Titfield' Castens did a turn on the vintage bus - a lovely green double decker and nothing to do with those wicked Crump brothers!!

 

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Jerry and Kim 


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Posted 28 May 2018 - 13:33

I never travelled any of the S&D, but at least I’m typing this just after leaving Templecombe on the LSWR line. Lovely to see Foxcote in good form yesterday, and if I can get my images off the Nikon onto Sherry’s iMac I may post a pic or two.
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Posted 28 May 2018 - 18:10

Kim took a few snaps on Sunday which give a good idea of the overall layout now its been rebuilt -  scenically just over 5', around a foot longer and 6" deeper than before. It also shows the very handsome operating crew -(no sniggering at the back!!)

 

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Posted 28 May 2018 - 23:12

Very nice Jerry.

 

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Posted 29 May 2018 - 10:09

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