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Just to echo Will's sentiments, I had a very enjoyable day on Saturday (also being allowed to be let loose on TM at Leamington) - Thanks Jerry.

 

During the day I managed to take a few pics on an iPod (hence the less than great quality).  The Midland 1F &1P locos looked lovely and did sterling service running faultlessly despite the hall being carpeted and really humid (obviously the other locos were running too).

 

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Had a great weekend in Leamington with Tucking Mill. Also great to catch up with Ian, Andy & Will. The new venue for the show had it challenges, not least the tropical conditions in our area, although it was worse in others!

 

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Rush Hour at Tucking Mill!

 

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Some road based visitors

 

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There appears to be some sort of time & space distortion in the wharf area, and probably some track distortion after these visitors!

 

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A visitor from afar. 

 

Tom. 

 

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Nice pictures Tom, I like the early 80's preservation scene with the Austerity and sparkly new Ford Fiesta...

 

...though my dodgy old white metal cars do show up just how lovely Jerry's surrounding modelling is!!

 

(We stopped short of recreating a full present day park and ride service with a line up of reasonably priced Japanese hatchbacks meeting the 153....)

 

An excellent weekend... somehow after dismissing the idea for ages I have embraced the idea of uncoupling and shunting.. really enjoyed it.

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Just to echo Will's sentiments, I had a very enjoyable day on Saturday (also being allowed to be let loose on TM at Leamington) - Thanks Jerry.

 

During the day I managed to take a few pics on an iPod (hence the less than great quality).  The Midland 1F &1P locos looked lovely and did sterling service running faultlessly despite the hall being carpeted and really humid (obviously the other locos were running too).

 

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Ian

 

 

Is that the Highbury Colliery shunter rebuilt as an 0-6-0ST?

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Is that the Highbury Colliery shunter rebuilt as an 0-6-0ST?

 

It is indeed, and much the better for it!

 

Jerry

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Jerry has another interesting 0-6-0ST in the works, looking forward to seeing its stripes!

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"The grounded coach body in the final shot was plonked there by Tim Watson and actually belongs on Copenhagen Fields - it does look rather good there and yes I did give it back before heading for home!"

 

Looks like one of Denys Brownlee's Great Northern coach mouldings given a new incarnation in the manner of many old coaches. I think I have some of those mouldings in one of my (many) gloat boxes!

 

I believe that there was quite a little 2mm community at Ally Pally. I was 300 miles further north enjoying the presentations at the Cumbrian Railways Association spring meeting where I was fortunate to see some beautifully modelled 7mm Maryport & Carlisle wagons. I never knew that one small railway could have so many varieties of chauldron wagon! An interesting railway the M & C and would well deserve the Black Dwarf/Lightmoor treatment.

 

David

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'Son of Bodmin' looks right at home on the wharf end!

 

Tom. 

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"The grounded coach body in the final shot was plonked there by Tim Watson and actually belongs on Copenhagen Fields - it does look rather good there and yes I did give it back before heading for home!"Looks like one of Denys Brownlee's Great Northern coach mouldings given a new incarnation in the manner of many old coaches. I think I have some of those mouldings in one of my (many) gloat boxes!I believe that there was quite a little 2mm community at Ally Pally. I was 300 miles further north enjoying the presentations at the Cumbrian Railways Association spring meeting where I was fortunate to see some beautifully modelled 7mm Maryport & Carlisle wagons. I never knew that one small railway could have so many varieties of chauldron wagon! An interesting railway the M & C and would well deserve the Black Dwarf/Lightmoor treatment.David

Hi David, there was indeed quite a number of 2 mm modellers at Ally Pally, made for a really enjoyable weekend - a real yak fest as you call them:-))

 

The grounded coach body is part of the group that Matthew Wald made for CF so I'm not sure of its origins although it looked very much at home on TM. If it is one of Denys's mouldings I shall try and track one down. For anyone who knows the Titfield Thunderbolt it would also pass muster as Dan's coach - just need a well wagon for it to sit on!

 

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The grounded coach body is part of the group that Matthew Wald made for CF so I'm not sure of its origins although it looked very much at home on TM. If it is one of Denys's mouldings I shall try and track one down. For anyone who knows the Titfield Thunderbolt it would also pass muster as Dan's coach - just need a well wagon for it to sit on!

 

Jerry,

 

Oh no! I once had five or six sets of Denys's GNR 4-wheel coach mouldings in a gloat box and would have happily given you some, but I passed them on three or four years ago at a 2mm meet. Now I'm racking my brains to remember who had them from me...  :scratchhead:

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Hi David, there was indeed quite a number of 2 mm modellers at Ally Pally, made for a really enjoyable weekend - a real yak fest as you call them:-))

 

The grounded coach body is part of the group that Matthew Wald made for CF so I'm not sure of its origins although it looked very much at home on TM. If it is one of Denys's mouldings I shall try and track one down. For anyone who knows the Titfield Thunderbolt it would also pass muster as Dan's coach - just need a well wagon for it to sit on!

 

Jerry

 

 

Jerry,

 

Oh no! I once had five or six sets of Denys's GNR 4-wheel coach mouldings in a gloat box and would have happily given you some, but I passed them on three or four years ago at a 2mm meet. Now I'm racking my brains to remember who had them from me...  :scratchhead:

Mmm, I think it may have been me. Looked in the gloat box and found 2 x Brake 3rds and 1 x 5 compartment third. Descriptions written on the bag in Mr Copleston's fair hand! Would you like them, Jerry? Otherwise they can go on slumbering in my gloat box . . .

 

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Jerry has another interesting 0-6-0ST in the works, looking forward to seeing its stripes!

It's a 3D print which Will kindly gave me several years ago. The body is pretty much how it was when I got it but if does have a chassis now - I'll post some pictures when I get a chance.

 

Jerry

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Mmm, I think it may have been me. Looked in the gloat box and found 2 x Brake 3rds and 1 x 5 compartment third. Descriptions written on the bag in Mr Copleston's fair hand! Would you like them, Jerry? Otherwise they can go on slumbering in my gloat box . . .David

Yes please David, many thanks. I'll email you,

 

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Yes please David, many thanks. I'll email you,

 

Jerry

 

Ahhh success! Thanks for the enlightenment and your kind generosity to Jerry, David. Now I can stop worrying about what happened to them. 

 

They'll make up into quite a nice little rake, albeit starting from just sides, no ends. Denys designed them to fit on the old Graham Farish 4-wheeler coach chassis, but no doubt you'll prefer to make your own from 2mm etches. Either way, these old mouldings have quite a pedigree and been on something of a journey!    

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Easter Monday and spent much of the day soldering this up. It's a tiny, 7'6" wheelbase, LNWR gunpowder wagon which is the latest acquisition of the NSLR

 

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Jerry

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Easter Monday and spent much of the day soldering this up. It's a tiny, 7'6" wheelbase, LNWR gunpowder wagon which is the latest acquisition of the NSLR

 

How delightful! An etch from a certain 'small supplier' based in Essex, perchance?

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How delightful! An etch from a certain 'small supplier' based in Essex, perchance?

It is indeed Phil, just the thing for carrying explosives up the Cam Valley!

 

Jerry

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Blimey over a year since a post on the TM thread. Well we have just had a great weekend at York where, as usual, the Wharf played host to some likely, and unlikely visitors!

 

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We'll start with the unlikely - Nigel Hunt's fab L&Y 0-8-0, what an ugly great brute. I love it though I'm not sure what the shunter makes of it!!

 

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The new Farish 64xx with a brace of their equally superb Hawksworth  auto trailers posed at the Wharf with an enthusiasts special - a very Forest of Dean feel I think.

 

Jerry

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I agree with the FOD feel although I think the loco would probably have been black. It is nice to be reminded of how good the layout is. What will you have to delight us at SWAG. See then.

 

 

Don

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I agree with the FOD feel although I think the loco would probably have been black. It is nice to be reminded of how good the layout is. What will you have to delight us at SWAG. See then.

 

 

Don

A quick flick through Neil Parkhouse's fabulous colour volumes on the FOD reveal numerous lined green 64xx panniers on two, or sometimes three auto trailers working enthusiasts specials.

 

Jerry

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Lovely to see TM at Newport GOG exhibition last weekend.

 

(Shhhhh......best layout there.....)

 

Rob.

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Lovely to see TM at Newport GOG exhibition last weekend.

(Shhhhh......best layout there.....)

Rob.

Thanks Rob, we had a great day in Wales doing 2FS missionary work! Kim's a native of the valleys so we cross the bridge fairly frequently.

TM certainly looked very small alongside some of that lovely 7mm stuff - don't know about that fat bloke at the controls - Kim has him on a diet!!

 

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Interesting about the 64xx on the FoD. I was thinking more about the 2021 class which stayed black so far as I am aware. Watch you don't get too seduced by the 7mm stuff.  :nono:

 

Don

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