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Hoping for bad weather on Sunday. That way I will have an excuse not to work here and get up to Corsham. This, and several other layouts there, that I would like to see.

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Star Lane is out this weekend at Trainwest show, Corsham, Wiltshsire.

 

Should be a fair amount of new stock to see.

 

I might even get a chance to give my H class on an empty stock move to Three Bridges to operate the East Grinstead branch. I know, they almost certainly ran to Tunbridge Wells West or Brighton rather than Norwood Junction but rule 1 applies.

I hope you will remember to take some photographs and post them here, I think there is a lot of interest on the layout!

 

Have fun

Ian

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CHooooooooooooooooOOOOOOoooooooo!

Are you doing the sound effects tomorrow!

 

See you nice and early.

I hope you will remember to take some photographs and post them here, I think there is a lot of interest on the layout!

 

Have fun

Ian

I will have my camera with me so hopefully yes.

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Are you doing the sound effects tomorrow!

 

 

 

 

What!  Eh?  Ohhhhhh....

 

That's how it usually goes isn't it?

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What!  Eh?  Ohhhhhh....

 

That's how it usually goes isn't it?

 

Not for Southern E.M.U.'s, no. I have heard someone do a plausible imitation of that irritating airpump noise.

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Not for Southern E.M.U.'s, no. I have heard someone do a plausible imitation of that irritating airpump noise.

 

 

what, the dugga dugga dugga dugga click click click?

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Thats not irritating, that is music!!!

what, the dugga dugga dugga dugga click click click?

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Thats not irritating, that is music!!!

 

Certainly a key part of the Southern Electric experience. But a nuisance when trying to sleep on the train.

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Certainly a key part of the Southern Electric experience. But a nuisance when trying to sleep on the train.

It will always be summer holidays in West Worthing.

After coming down by train from Manchester, at first by the High Peak line and then Piccadilly-Euston, we'd end up in Victoria on a 4COR. Sitting in one of the open coaches with those luggage racks above the seats.

Victoria was a symphony of sound. The roar of a diesel Electric unit pulling out, the hiss of airbrakes and then that -

      dugga, dugga, dugga note, speeding up and slowing down.

I knew I'd be at the beach after tea!!!

                     Chris.

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We have had plenty of sound  effects this morning but I can't put them on here. Numerous problems keeping stock on the track at the start. The layout is now running OK.

My H class is having a bit of a run but just noticed that I have left the coal load at home! It will have real coal when I get chance.

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Another one of my locos stretching its legs.. err wheels.

 

34002 Salisbury.

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Mike has new controllers, uprated Modellex ones as my original Modellex ones that were used on this layout have had a hard life on various layouts over many years at shows and despite not being as powerful as the new ones managed to operate multiple units on Star Lane till its last show where they kept tripping out. They will be sent for repair soon so that I can continue using them.

 

Mike has various new items of rolling stock for this weekend and I hope to have 34023 'Blackmore Vale' debuting (renamed Hornby 'WIlton' with numerous modifications).

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Blackmore Vale on the test track with coal load drying. This should be running on 'Star Lane' tomorrow.

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