Full size railway reference and picture thread

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Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Post by Lonsdaler » Sat Aug 24, 2019 7:00 pm

And some Talyllyn to finish from me, for the time being...
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Douglas in the blue livery to celebrate 70 years of the RAF (it was a former RAF engine, apparently)
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Sir Haydn at Dolgoch
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And Nant Gwernol
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And for atmosphere,
Water towers at Dolgoch
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And the viaduct
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Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Post by FWLR » Sun Aug 25, 2019 9:46 am

Lonsdaler wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 12:49 pm
FWLR wrote:
Sat Aug 24, 2019 10:39 am
Agree with you they're Peter... :thumbright:


I love that Ferret Phil. It's something that inspires so much about Narrow Gauge, what's the word I am looking for... :scratch: :scratch:

Oh yes....Unique......
The word that came to me was Ugly :lol:
Uniquely Ugly, still love it though Phil... :lol: :lol:
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Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Post by BorisSpencer » Mon Sep 09, 2019 1:12 pm

Spotted this little pair at the weekend.
Something to do with that Lister casting that you just couldn't resist buying at the last show you attended.
Or is that just me?
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I just noticed I haven't got any shots of the other side, if anyone is interested I may try and get back. Although it's just the other side of the engine really.

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Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Post by invicta280 » Mon Sep 09, 2019 11:09 pm

Looks very similar to a Wrigley, a type of groundsman's vehicle used in parks etc.
Many years ago I worked as a groundsman for a municipal authority in New Zealand and we had one of these to buzz about in. Ours had a hand operated hydraulic tipping mechanism for the rear cargo tray to assist in unloading tree/grass clippings, manure etc. Quite fond of my Wrigley I was.

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Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Post by FWLR » Tue Sep 10, 2019 9:03 am

Brilliant photo and a great find. It must at one time be allowed on the road with having a number plate on. Wonder if it needed to have road tax also..... :roll:
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Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Post by Andrew » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:04 pm

Hello!

Just catching up with this thread - and most others, come to that!

The carriage interiors are great, thank you! In particular they answer a question I've pondered of late, namely should carriage floorboards be transverse or longitudinal. The answer, as I should have guessed, seems to be that it depends on the carriage. The reason I was wondering is that I'm thinking about making a model of the NWNGR Ashbury brake composite that was cut down and ran as a bogie flat in WHR days, and that's gonna be all floor...

A fascinating prototype I came across recently was this FfR side tipping wagon converted from a 3 ton slate wagon: https://www.festipedia.org.uk/wiki/Four ... ate_waggon

I quite fancy having a go at making one - I don't know if it fits my 20's/30's vibe, but Ffestipedia says it's pre-1954, so I reckon I'd be alright...

Cheers,

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Re: Full size railway reference and picture thread

Post by Andrew » Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:41 pm

Hi all,

Fans of the Ffestiniog webcams might enjoy this film taken in and around Porthmadog signal box - a kind of "day in a life" but edited, sped up and set to music: https://www.facebook.com/will.stratford ... 457593546/

It's on Facebook, but you don't need to be a member to use it - I'm not.

Cheers,

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