Sunday 13 September 2020.

Gavin Sowry

Gavin Sowry

Garden Railroader and Raconteur
27 Oct 2009
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A few days ago, I forewarned of the shattering of a peaceful Sunday. Well, I was away overnighting elsewhere, and missed the morning service. But, just minutes ago this came by.....

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There's a temporary speed restriction currently at the top of this 1 in 100 downgrade, so one of my modelling mates, who was driving this train, 'put on a display' of smokey acceleration (along with the necessary use of the 5 chime steam whistle to announce his presence in the neighbourhood).

This shot is already cropped and enhanced. Sick of blurry headstock numbers, I used Speed Priority, and 1/400th seems to have resolved that problem (auto stopped down to F 3.5), so any faster would have stopped down off the scale. As usual it was very sunny just 10 minutes beforehand.
 
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Gavin Sowry

Gavin Sowry

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27 Oct 2009
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Hutt Valley, NZ
Now that I have your attention with the previous post, Good morning (or evening, as the case may be) to all.

I was running trains while waiting (and waiting) for the steam train.
 

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Good evening Gavin, good morning folks. It’s. Dark, dry, mild and breezy here in Northwest Leicestershire, another fine day is forecast for this area today.
I will be at the CFR all day today, a live steam running session is planned.
Another picture from the CFR archives:-
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The CFR directors train descends the branch line towards Priory Exchange Station.
 
Nodrog1826

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Morning Folks.

Well the non strimming part of the grass was cut and binned yesterday, didn't get the gate post fixed, it can wait.

Today who knows what it will have in store.

Archive dip...

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Paul M

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Morning folks, feeling a bit off this morning, so no Sunday Trot:(

Had a play, so test yesterday, but was cut short as a rubber O ring decided to give up, now got to find one suitable for an Accucraft Dora regulator spindle, anyone any ideas?
 
Alpineandy

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Still blowing here so no trains again. More shed work I think..... PICT0278.JPG
 
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PhilP

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G Scale, 7/8th's, Electronics
5 Jun 2013
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Good morning, All!
Some interesting traffic on the road, this am.. Probably on their way to Statfold for the Road, Rail, and Ale event??
Mild, but breezy.. Sun beginning to burn-through the cloud.
 
65 1057

65 1057

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Good morning all,

we had a few days of vacation on the Rügen island. The wheather was rainy... so here some low quality pics.
The timetable is pretty impressive: From 08:00 until 22:44 trains with 10 coaches. Such trains require some horsepower:

Ready to depart from Göhren

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3 locos are on duty - two 2-10-2 class VIIk and one 2-8-0 from "Kleinbahnen des Kreises Jerichow"
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When the train arrives Putbus, the V 51 901 diesel is being coupled at the end, and the trip continues to Lauterbach on the dual gauge where the track just ends in the harbor without any pointwork. So the diesel pulls the train back to Putbus, the steamer takes water etc.

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Switching in a hurry...

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In Sellin West you have to tell the guard to stop. Then it goes uphill to Jagdschloss Granitz wih a pretty steep grade

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So my recommendation: Take the train between Binz and Sellin, here you have the steepest grades. Leaving Binz:

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On the other hand - the rest of the line has also some narrow gauge charm (view from the open wagon)

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Have a nice sunday!

Andreas
 
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David1226

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Morning All

Had a flurry of activity first thing. Yesterday I posted a new topic, in the scratch built section, on my latest offering for the Claptowte Railway, storage bins for I.P.Black, Coal Merchant. I woke up in the middle of the night and realised I had not finished the model, I had forgotten to plant some tufts of grass. This morning I planted some tufts of grass, as with the coal staithes, to add to the general air of decay. I then re-photographed the, now definitely finished model, and had to edit my last post in the topic in order to update it with the new photographs.

My Choice of the Day for today is a crop, straightening and exposure tweak of a pic previously posted by casey jones snr, 3.1.2016. You can click on the link below to get back to the original post.
Sunday 3rd January 2016. - G Scale Central

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David
 
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Fezwig

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Good morning everyone,
Well I survived the ladder and large bush trimming yesterday (NHS now stood down) and didn't shorten the hedge trimmer cable!
Warm and sunny so me thinks I should run some trains and if anyone asks I'm working from home :giggle:
On another note, since I gave the track a good clean on Monday, I have run a train or light engine every day, so feeling pleased with myself.
 
palstig

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Good morning all,

we had a few days of vacation on the Rügen island. The wheather was rainy... so here some low quality pics.
The timetable is pretty impressive: From 08:00 until 22:44 trains with 10 coaches. Such trains require some horsepower:

Ready to depart from Göhren

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3 locos are on duty - two 2-10-2 class VIIk and one 2-8-0 from "Kleinbahnen des Kreises Jerichow"
View attachment 273089 View attachment 273092

When the train arrives Putbus, the V 51 901 diesel is being coupled at the end, and the trip continues to Lauterbach on the dual gauge where the track just ends in the harbor without any pointwork. So the diesel pulls the train back to Putbus, the steamer takes water etc.

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Switching in a hurry...

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In Sellin West you have to tell the guard to stop. Then it goes uphill to Jagdschloss Granitz wih a pretty steep grade

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So my recommendation: Take the train between Binz and Sellin, here you have the steepest grades. Leaving Binz:

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On the other hand - the rest of the line has also some narrow gauge charm (view from the open wagon)

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Have a nice sunday!

Andreas
Hi Andreas,

Thanks for sharing your pics with us here on the forum.

Rügen Island railway looks fantastic, even in the rain. I'll have to put this on a list of must see lines along with the HSB.

Enjoy your holiday.

Regards,

Paul
 
Zerogee

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25 Oct 2009
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Morning folks.... got to get a bit of work done today (proper revenue-raising type work, that is), then maybe a bit of railway pottering later if I'm lucky.

Jon.
 
mike

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Morning world, do I cut the blue wire or black wire Riggs?
(lethal weapon) IMG_20200912_111858.jpg
 
Zerogee

Zerogee

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Hmmm, that's an "interesting" (in the Chinese Proverb sense!) setup, Mike - what vintage is it? There seem to be an awful lot of discrete components on those boards, and not the modern sub-micro ones either.....

It it factory-installed or third party?

Jon.
 
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Madman

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Good Day All. Referring to Mike's post, above, "Any wire cut to length will be too short", Loral Joiner, an "O" scale modeler of past days. Sadly gone from this world.
 
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Anglian

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Afternoon all from a bright and breezy County Armagh.
Really liked the photos Andreas. Rugen looks like a must go to. I couldn't resist the shunting scene so I've attached this. I'm afraid Heinrich is too old for rushing!
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dunnyrail

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Rungen is a great line but if in that area the real must is Bad Doberan with the superb Street running through Town.
 
mike

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Hmmm, that's an "interesting" (in the Chinese Proverb sense!) setup, Mike - what vintage is it? There seem to be an awful lot of discrete components on those boards, and not the modern sub-micro ones either.....

It it factory-installed or third party?

Jon.
Factory fresh Jon., all lgb,, perversely it was a 4 pin gearbox, converted back to 3 pins by link wires, 5volt bulbs and smoke unit, and a loverly speaker fitted behind the chimney
Chuff sensor is a steel washer, the very earliest, hence two plugs to it.. Reed switches as well IMG_20200912_114357.jpg