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Title: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on July 14, 2015, 10:24:11 am
Participant List and Rules For The NGF Coach Tour - 2015.

This is for the latest coach tour.  Sorry that it's taken so long for me to organise since the last one!  ERG have sent me the vinyl's for a Mk2 coach, and I hope to send the completed coach out soon.

Rules:-


Private Message Tank to be added to the list.  Please include your address - This won't be posted on the forum, but will be needed to pass onto the person before you in the list.


Participants List:-

Tank
Ollie3440 (TINGS)
Claude Dreyfus (TINGS)
Portland-docks (TINGS)
Vonzack (TINGS)
Layout - St Leonards (TINGS)
Oliver Abbott (Show on the 7th November)
Shiney Sheff
Vonzack
Cazadoom
Calnefoxile/Mirrlees
cjdoddJohn Lambert
Zwilnik (dependant on progress of layout, so may push back in list)
DiTape
alibuchan
Chris
Cazadoom
Cooper
Geoff
Bob Tidbury
Doresetmike
Rabbitaway
anselm
Railsquid
Port Perran
alibuchan
Skyline
Kirky

midsummerend
petercharlesfagg

PLEASE PRIVATE MESSAGE THE PERSON AFTER YOU TO CONFIRM THAT THEY CAN PHOTOGRAPH THE COACH AND POST IT WITHIN A TWO WEEK PERIOD.  :)  We lost the first coach from 2012 and have never heard from the receiver since.  :(

Thank you!
:NGaugeForum: :NGF:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bealman on July 14, 2015, 10:30:47 am
You'd have to pay me to send a Mk2 coach to Australia  :D ;D ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: cjdodd on July 14, 2015, 12:55:14 pm
I'm signed up, let the tour commence :-)

If Talisman signs up I can just pop it in his letterbox :-)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Zwilnik on July 14, 2015, 01:31:02 pm
I'm in, would like to be a little later on the list if possible as I've still got to put Ivebridge back together again.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on July 14, 2015, 01:33:53 pm
Thanks chaps.  I have updated the list so far.  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Geoff on July 14, 2015, 02:46:11 pm
Put me on the list Tank  :thumbsup:

PM sent
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on July 14, 2015, 03:33:47 pm
ERG have sent me the vinyl's for a Mk2 coach, which I hope to send out to somebody soon.

Slightly confused here - presumably the vinyls will be applied to the coach before it's sent out? I'm guessing NSE  :D

(Not participating yet due to lack of layout)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on July 14, 2015, 03:58:06 pm
OK, I'm sure the title explains it fully!  ;)

Updating the list.  Nice to see it's popular. :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: cjdodd on July 14, 2015, 04:32:55 pm
Do we get a sneak peek of the coach?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Ollie3440 on July 14, 2015, 06:02:41 pm
Count me in! :D

Cheers,

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Chris on July 14, 2015, 06:22:01 pm
Yes please - and I'm sure Shaun Harvey would join in too!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: johnlambert on July 14, 2015, 06:49:58 pm
It would be great to see the NGF coach on my layout - PM sent.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: captainelectra on July 14, 2015, 07:03:15 pm
Do we get a sneak peek of the coach?
I'm sworn to secrecy  :P
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: cazadoom on July 14, 2015, 08:17:23 pm
Count me in too ..

have PM'd you Tank

Callum
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Cooper on July 15, 2015, 09:15:25 pm
I'm in!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on July 24, 2015, 09:52:56 pm
Here are a couple of pictures for you folk who would like to see it.  :)  Thanks to @captainelectra (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=9) for designing the vinyl's. :thumbsup:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/21/thumb_27499.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=27499)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/21/thumb_27500.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=27500)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: cjdodd on July 24, 2015, 10:52:24 pm
Looks good, can't wait to get it hauled around my layout.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Chris on July 25, 2015, 08:06:17 am
Adam's done it again - that looks superb!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bealman on July 25, 2015, 08:22:45 am
Heaps better than the toothpaste tubes in the background   :D ;)

Just jokin' Boss.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: acko22 on July 25, 2015, 09:11:26 am
Heaps better than the toothpaste tubes in the background   :D ;)

Just jokin' Boss.

Wash your mouth out!!  :P

Ok on that shock effort I will get my coat!! :-[
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: petercharlesfagg on July 25, 2015, 09:29:34 am
Heaps better than the toothpaste tubes in the background   :D ;)

Just jokin' Boss.

I LIKE the toothpaste tubes, I had often wondered what others were referring to when they wrote about them!

I will have to save my pennies, they would look good behind my Fleischmann 0-10-0?

Peter.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Rabbitaway on July 25, 2015, 10:08:15 am
Hi Tank

I will join in

My layout is complete so I can work around dates that suit others

I will send PM


 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: alibuchan on July 25, 2015, 07:26:30 pm
If it is possible to request it around a specfiic weekend (23-26 October) then I would like to join in. Layout won't be around until then :)

Alistair
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on July 26, 2015, 09:30:00 pm
Thanks all, I'm glad you like it.  :)

Have updated the list, and will try to fit folk in who will be able to give it a run at shows.

Alibuchan, I will put you on the list with that date in mind.  Thanks!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: alibuchan on July 26, 2015, 09:34:00 pm
I'm at the Taunton show so I can pass it on at somepoint in the weekend, if someone down that way wants to pick it up too.

Alistair
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Vonzack on July 27, 2015, 11:33:47 am
I will be at TINGS with Heworth Sidings, so could run it there with the other guys.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: captainelectra on July 27, 2015, 08:33:09 pm
I'm glad you like my humble efforts, chaps. I'm afraid that I don't have a layout myself, so can't take part... :'(
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: portland-docks on August 27, 2015, 02:15:13 pm
bumping this up since its close to tings now!

im all arranged with ollie to use the coach for an hour or 2 during one of the days at tings, however he is just awaiting confirmation on that he is recieving the coach for tings?

cheers

paul
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on August 27, 2015, 04:34:00 pm
Oooh, I could actually participate now I have enough layout to photograph this in. As I'm in Japan not sure how that would work with reimbursing the sender; I could possibly send a Japanese N gauge item of their or my choice in equivalent value to the postage back to the UK. For the record, I've never had any problems with packages, including ones containing railway bits, between Japan and the UK. (If there's anyone in the Antipodes or anywhere else around these oriental parts it might make sense to coordinate postage regionally).
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on September 07, 2015, 10:33:55 am
The coach is on it's way to Ollie, ready to blitz TINGS!

Have a great show everyone. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Ollie3440 on September 24, 2015, 09:41:33 pm
Evening all!

The tour has begun!! I received the coach the day before TINGS and it appeared on at least 4 layouts during the weekend. Rather embarrassingly I forgot to photo the coach on Sheaf! Thankfully Mr Old Warren got one

([url]https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5691/21203541688_efcbee4aef_o.jpg[/url])


I did remember to photo the coach on Wenlock though
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/12049446_10205127494688324_5665768527850625765_n.jpg) (http://s267.photobucket.com/user/olliereading1123/media/12049446_10205127494688324_5665768527850625765_n.jpg.html)


I see from the list that Oliver Abbot is wanting the coach for the start of November, as such I am awaiting confirmation from Shiney Sheff on where to send the coach to next!

Cheers,

Ollie

 :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on September 25, 2015, 10:31:59 am
Many thanks Ollie, that's great.  :)  And to Chris as well.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Vonzack on September 25, 2015, 11:18:26 am
Hi Guys,

Missed the coach at TINGS, can I get back in the list?

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on September 25, 2015, 04:44:24 pm
I'd quite like to see it on Trepol Bay and photograph it. How do I join in please ?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Sprintex on September 25, 2015, 06:39:46 pm
Private Message Tank to be added to the list.  Please include your address - This won't be posted on the forum, but will be needed to pass onto the person before you in the list.

 :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Shiney Sheff on September 25, 2015, 07:23:41 pm
Address sent to Ollie so hopefully it will be in Sheffield next week  :claphappy:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on September 25, 2015, 09:03:43 pm
@Vonzack (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=660) and @port perran (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=230) - I have added you both to the list. :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: johnlambert on September 25, 2015, 09:39:17 pm
I don't see my name on the list despite asking to join back on page one :(
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on September 25, 2015, 09:50:13 pm
I don't see my name on the list despite asking to join back on page one :(

I'm so sorry John.  I must have missed your name when I compiled the list - although I did reply via PM. :doh:  I've added you now.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: johnlambert on September 25, 2015, 10:05:57 pm
Thanks Tank.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Shiney Sheff on September 29, 2015, 03:34:34 pm
The coach arrived at Bobston (Sheffield)


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Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on September 30, 2015, 09:27:15 am
Excellent, thanks for sharing.  :)  I hope it didn't melt, getting too near to that burnt out coach!   :D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Shiney Sheff on September 30, 2015, 09:42:08 am
Excellent, thanks for sharing.  :)  I hope it didn't melt, getting too near to that burnt out coach!   :D


It's all ok, the fire had been put out ages ago  :D :D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Vonzack on October 12, 2015, 07:14:01 pm
Hi,

The Coach has arrived at Heworth Sidings.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/16/thumb_30329.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=30329)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/16/thumb_30330.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=30330)

On it's way to Cazadoom shortly.

Cheers, Mark.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on October 12, 2015, 07:18:52 pm
Very nice pictures and fab looking layout.  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on October 12, 2015, 07:38:42 pm
Yes, looks good and so does your layout.
Great stuff.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: cazadoom on October 15, 2015, 03:56:41 pm
The Coach arrived on Apagele Today

N Gauge Forum Coach Tour 2015
N Gauge Forum Coach Tour 2015

The Coach will be on APA Park this weekend at the BRM National Festival of Railway Modelling Come see it and say Hello

Callum
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: cazadoom on October 15, 2015, 04:42:47 pm
Another of the N gauge Forum Coach tour 2015 on Apagele

N gauge Forum Coach tour 2015
N gauge Forum Coach tour 2015

Callum
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: petercharlesfagg on October 15, 2015, 05:30:48 pm
Another of the N gauge Forum Coach tour 2015 on Apagele

N gauge Forum Coach tour 2015
N gauge Forum Coach tour 2015

Callum

Lovely pictures, thank you!

Pity it will not look anywhere as attractive when it gets to my layout!!!

Peter.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Dorsetmike on October 15, 2015, 06:50:58 pm
Looking ahead to February 2016, is there likely to be a 2016 version to run at the Bournemouth show, organised by the East Dorset NGS Area Group.(could we maybe get a "6" to stick over the 5 if all else fails?)

Is it likely to be at the NGF meet at Trowbridge (has a date been fixed for this yet?)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Only Me on October 23, 2015, 03:03:15 pm
So whilst at Eurospoor an old wreck turned up, ("We mean the coach not Tim ;)") the Dutch government were not happy that it was loaded to the hilt with plants of a Dubious nature and are now seeking a Mr Hitch to help with their enquiries, it was seized by the Police and "Van Da Pol" demolition made light work of it....

Apologies to anyone expecting it to arrive any time soon!

:D

image
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Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Cooper on October 23, 2015, 03:49:01 pm
Where are we on the list Tank? We are at two shows in November if you're after a bit of publicity?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on October 23, 2015, 05:55:48 pm
It's moving swiftly around the world!  :)  I've just updated the list as it's with Tim.  What are your dates?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Cooper on October 23, 2015, 09:40:44 pm
East Ham show 7/8th November, or Shoeburyness 21/22nd?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Mirrlees on November 04, 2015, 01:59:29 am
Hi All,

At present I have the coach and it's going on Hedges Hill Cutting this Sunday, and if allowed it's going on Choates Lane on the 22/23 at Thornbury.  If there are no others then it can go on Letherbridge on 28 December.

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on November 04, 2015, 08:43:00 am
I think it would be best to keep it moving on the list Tim, please.  It's not long until the end of the year now. :worried:

Great pictures everyone, even the breakers yard.... ::) ;D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Dorsetmike on November 04, 2015, 09:45:13 am
Any thoughts yet on 2016, particularly the Bournemouth show Feb 6/7, as mentioned in my post of October 15th above.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on November 04, 2015, 10:02:34 am
At this rate it won't arrive at Chez Railsquid until the 2016 coach is out ;)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on November 04, 2015, 10:42:40 am
Any thoughts yet on 2016, particularly the Bournemouth show Feb 6/7, as mentioned in my post of October 15th above.

Should be fine, sorry Mike.  Kind of playing by ear but I'm sure it will be there on time.  :)

At this rate it won't arrive at Chez Railsquid until the 2016 coach is out ;)

LOL  Yes, it does take a while to get around.  Quicker than the NRM Forum's one though, as I remember that being at members homes for 8 weeks at a time!!!  Nightmare. ;D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bealman on November 04, 2015, 11:51:21 am
Well if it's coming to Japan it may as well come here, then. Could bet me BP to tag it along  :D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: cjdodd on November 15, 2015, 11:49:14 am
Hi All,

At present I have the coach and it's going on Hedges Hill Cutting this Sunday, and if allowed it's going on Choates Lane on the 22/23 at Thornbury.  If there are no others then it can go on Letherbridge on 28 December.

 :thankyousign:

The coach has now arrived at Colworth Hill, i'll take some pics this week.

I'm going to the Thornbury Show Tim, what day are you there?, I can bring it along for a guest appearance before sending it onto its next destination.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Mirrlees on November 15, 2015, 08:55:54 pm
We are there both days with Choates Lane  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: cjdodd on November 15, 2015, 08:58:29 pm
Ok I'll bring it with me
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: cjdodd on November 20, 2015, 07:37:15 pm
The NGF Coach Tour 2015 has hit Colworth Hill

Next stop will be a brief visit to the Thornbury exhibition this weekend for a guess appearance on Choates Lane before heading off to its next destination

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/12/thumb_32115.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32115)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/12/thumb_32116.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32116)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/12/thumb_32117.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32117)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/12/thumb_32118.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32118)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/12/thumb_32119.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32119)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/12/thumb_32120.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32120)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Mirrlees on November 20, 2015, 07:57:14 pm
Hi there

Due to me having an emergency eye operation on Wednesday to re-attach my retina in my left eye, I won't be coming to Thornbury.

Sorry all   :sorrysign:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: cjdodd on November 21, 2015, 11:06:58 am
Aww no sorry to hear that mate, get well soon.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on December 08, 2015, 02:47:17 pm
Where is the coach at the moment please?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: johnlambert on December 08, 2015, 03:00:35 pm
I believe the coach is currently in the post to me.  I was given a tracking number by Chirs (cjdodd) and it shows as posted 0n 05/12/15.

I'll try and move it on within a couple of days of arrival.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on December 08, 2015, 03:27:28 pm
Thanks for that.  Good to hear that it's still moving.  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: cjdodd on December 08, 2015, 03:28:42 pm
It went first class so it should be there any time now
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: johnlambert on December 08, 2015, 07:18:21 pm
The coach has arrived here and I've got the next address.  Photos to follow and I'll try and have it in the post by Thursday.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on December 08, 2015, 07:37:19 pm
This is so neat! I hadn't seen this thread before. My layout is nowhere near ready but I do have a few questions:

1. Will the coach touring in 2016 be the same coach or will it be a second coach?

2. If it is a different coach, will the 2015 coach continue to circulate as well?

3. Are there any plans to do a map of where the coach has been?

4. Would someone be interested in creating a Facebook page for it so we can follow it on the forum Facebook page as well?

Thanks to everyone who has made this exciting project happen :) Hopefully my layout will be ready for next year's tour!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Cooper on December 08, 2015, 07:48:58 pm
Any chance of sending it my way for the CMRA show weekend in St Albans in January next year @Tank (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: johnlambert on December 08, 2015, 10:21:19 pm
Making the most of the coach while it is here.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32680.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32680)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32682.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32682)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32683.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32683)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32685.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32685)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32687.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32687)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32691.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32691)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on December 09, 2015, 11:04:18 am
Great mix of stock. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: johnlambert on December 10, 2015, 10:17:08 pm
A few more photos before the coach went back in the post.

In the carriage sidings
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32783.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32783)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32784.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32784)

Picked up by a Network Rail class 31
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32786.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32786)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32787.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32787)

Final run behind Western Enterprise
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32788.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32788)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32790.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32790)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/11/thumb_32791.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=32791)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Zwilnik on December 20, 2015, 01:20:26 pm
The coach makes a stop at Ivebridge during its renovations...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/10/thumb_33073.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=33073)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/10/thumb_33074.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=33074)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Cooper on January 16, 2016, 10:47:41 pm
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/9/thumb_34322.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34322)

Forum Coach has visited McCallum and Neale's for internal refurbishment today, and will depart tomorrow.

Where to next @Tank (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) ? @PostModN66 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2671) has a trip to the Egham and Staines show with Deansmoor next weekend. Shall I pass it onto him?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Cooper on January 17, 2016, 07:53:57 pm
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/9/thumb_34378.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34378)

We bade farewell to the NGF Coach from Horseblock Lane today. Where will it run next, Lofthole or Deansmoor?....
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: PostModN66 on January 17, 2016, 08:56:03 pm

We bade farewell to the NGF Coach from Horseblock Lane today. Where will it run next, Lofthole or Deansmoor?....


Brief stop at a desolate looking Lofthole on her way back to the 20th Century..........like Nelly the Elephant answering the call of the jungle.....

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/9/thumb_34380.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34380)

Then to her delight marshalled into a train of sister Mark 2s....THIS is where I belong!

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHD5ukCFRsc#)

Blink and you will have missed it....so here's a still.....

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/9/thumb_34379.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34379)

Cheers  Jon  :)



 
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: scottmitchell74 on January 17, 2016, 09:32:11 pm
This is one of the coolest threads ever! I can't believe I've never come across it before. Will this be happening with a 2016 Coach? I'd love to be involved. Very, very cool!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 17, 2016, 11:00:45 pm
This is one of the coolest threads ever! I can't believe I've never come across it before. Will this be happening with a 2016 Coach? I'd love to be involved. Very, very cool!

I think when the 2016 coach appears, the 2015 should go on tour in the US, Canada, NZ, SA and Oz. ;)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on January 17, 2016, 11:15:35 pm
This is one of the coolest threads ever! I can't believe I've never come across it before. Will this be happening with a 2016 Coach? I'd love to be involved. Very, very cool!

I think when the 2016 coach appears, the 2015 should go on tour in the US, Canada, NZ, SA and Oz. ;)
And Japan too please  :angel:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 17, 2016, 11:18:49 pm
This is one of the coolest threads ever! I can't believe I've never come across it before. Will this be happening with a 2016 Coach? I'd love to be involved. Very, very cool!

I think when the 2016 coach appears, the 2015 should go on tour in the US, Canada, NZ, SA and Oz. ;)
And Japan too please  :angel:

Naturally, didn't mean to leave you out, railsquid :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: MalcolmAL on January 17, 2016, 11:26:41 pm
I think when the 2016 coach appears, the 2015 should go on tour in the US, Canada, NZ, SA and Oz. ;)
Great idea !
I'll contribute some pennies to the p&p* .
and who knows, I may even get to a presentable diorama for the 2020 tour  :uneasy:

*   can we include some spare royals as well ?)    Ooops
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Dorsetmike on January 18, 2016, 09:44:26 am
Is the 2016 coach likely to be available for the Bournemouth show Feb 6/7? if not how about the 2015 one?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on January 18, 2016, 11:10:29 am
Hi Mike I am picking up the coach on Saturday at Egham show from PostModN 66 but I'm not sure who is next on the list if Tank doesn't mind and BHEnterprises are coming to the Bournmouth show I could bring it down  with me .I will find out who is next on the list .
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Dorsetmike on January 18, 2016, 01:10:30 pm
Sounds like a plan Bob, I see PeterCharles Fagg is on the list after you.

I did post a request in this topic back in October asking about availability for the Bournemouth show, but that seems to have been missed  somehow.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on January 18, 2016, 06:07:37 pm
Apologies Mike, I missed it.  Have told Bob that that will be fine.  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Dorsetmike on January 18, 2016, 06:58:53 pm
Ta
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Rabbitaway on January 18, 2016, 08:33:53 pm
All

I live close to Egham but may not be at the show

Can we fit in a photo shoot on my layout

Would save sending the coach back up from Dorset

Let me know

Thanks
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on January 18, 2016, 08:56:28 pm
Sounds good to me.  I'll leave it to you guys to organise it.  ;)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on January 18, 2016, 09:03:48 pm
TANK Where is the coach going after The Bournmouth show Do I send it to Petercharlesfagg or is it staying with  Dorsetmike .
I have sent a PM to Rabbitaway to find out where he lives if it's not that faraway from the show at Egham I  said I might be able to pop in on my way home to let him photo it on his layout. But it does depend where exactly he lives.
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Dorsetmike on January 18, 2016, 09:11:04 pm
All I want is photos/videos of it on the N layouts at the Bournemouth show Feb 6/7, I can send it on to PCF or let Bob take it after the show, my home layout is not yet in photogenic condition!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Rabbitaway on January 18, 2016, 10:27:51 pm
Tank

I have been in touch with Bob and we should be able to sort something out with me picking the coach up at the Egham show

Thanks
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: petercharlesfagg on January 19, 2016, 12:35:40 am
All I want is photos/videos of it on the N layouts at the Bournemouth show Feb 6/7, I can send it on to PCF or let Bob take it after the show, my home layout is not yet in photogenic condition!

Not sure if it is a good idea sending it to me!

I have neither layout nor baseboard at this moment in time!

I am awaiting an estimate from a carpenter to construct a level baseboard that I can raise to the ceiling! ( Trying to think positively towards gaining some pleasure in the time I have left)

I had completely forgotten about the coach!

regards, Peter.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: anselm on January 19, 2016, 10:35:31 am
Tank

I have been in touch with Bob and we should be able to sort something out with me picking the coach up at the Egham show

Thanks

I think I follow Rabbitaway and this is just to say that I am happy to fit in with any arrangements, including delaying receiving the coach if that helps.  I'm not able to get to any of the upcoming shows so it will mean using the post.  All I need to do now is try to conjure up a story to explain how a Mark 2 coach appeared in Devon/Cornwall in the period 1955/65;  I suppose it could have been an early test version?

Ian
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on January 19, 2016, 11:07:31 am
Tank

I have been in touch with Bob and we should be able to sort something out with me picking the coach up at the Egham show

Thanks


I think I follow Rabbitaway and this is just to say that I am happy to fit in with any arrangements, including delaying receiving the coach if that helps.  I'm not able to get to any of the upcoming shows so it will mean using the post.  All I need to do now is try to conjure up a story to explain how a Mark 2 coach appeared in Devon/Cornwall in the period 1955/65;  I suppose it could have been an early test version?


Maybe @Chris in Prague (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2895) can come up with something: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=31019.msg353977#msg353977 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=31019.msg353977#msg353977)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Chris in Prague on January 19, 2016, 06:04:06 pm
The prototype Mark 2, FK 13252, was built in 1963, (it's now preserved by the National Railway Museum and on loan to the Mid-Norfolk Railway). The first Mark 2 coaches were constructed as early as 1964–66 (see my BR SR Green Mark 2 FK on Cant Cove) but the 'production' Mark 2A series (as modelled by Graham Farish) did not appear until 1967–68. So, if you can pretend that it is a Mark 2 on trial then you can justify it appearing in Devon/Cornwall in the period 1964/65.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on January 19, 2016, 07:14:17 pm
 :hellosign: Anselm  I'm Bob if Rabbitaway borrows the coach on Saturday I'm going to take it to Southampton Show in case there is a Forum members layout there , Then down to Bournemouth Show for Dorset Mike to photo it on the layouts there then as Mike says you only live in Berkhampstead  you can come over to High Wycombe and pick it up if you would like to see my layout as I don't like driving I go with Ray from BHE to all these shows   if not I will try and persuade my wife to run me over to you or I will post it to you.My layout is DC 20ftx8ft there is a few old video clips on Utube
Stonehouse N Gauge Layout.  A new clip will go on showing the Forum coach while I have it.
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: anselm on January 19, 2016, 08:39:41 pm
Thanks Bob.  Will pm you.
Ian
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: PostModN66 on January 23, 2016, 08:28:02 pm
Progress report:

Coach taken by Rabbitaway from the Egham show, returned then taken away by Bob Tidbury.

Nice to see both of you at the show guys!

Cheers Jon  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on January 23, 2016, 08:44:58 pm
Next stop Stonehouse then next weekend Southampton just as a publicity showing then Bournemouth Show the first week in February to be photographed on some members layouts then I will post it up to Anselm .not Perercharles fagg as on the list unfortunately his layout isn't ready and his eyesight is not good at the moment,this is has all been given the go ahead by the boss TANK so I hope this hasn't upset anybody thinking they will miss thier turn.
Thanks to PostModN66 for a very nice look behind the scenes of Deansmore and to Rabbitaway for trying to get the coach back to the show on time despite the horrendous  traffic in his area my friend and his wife were getting a little bit fed up waiting for me , but they did understand , in fact we got held up a little while going through Slough on our way home.
Cheers
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Rabbitaway on January 23, 2016, 09:19:14 pm
Bob

Apologises for the delay in getting the coach back to show. It would appear the world decided to go shopping in Staines jamming up the traffic!

Look forward to seeing the photos of the coach on your layout

Jon

Great layout, best in show in my view!

I will try and get my photos of the coach on Fintry Junction on the forum tomorrow

All the best

 :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on January 23, 2016, 09:35:10 pm
Rabbitaway the photos will be in a folder in my media next week as I still haven't rememberd how to get the photos into a post and the video will go on Utube if I Can remember how I done that ,I'm an absolute idiot when it comes to this modern technology ,It took several members quite a while to get it into my thick skull in the first place unless I do it over and over again I just forget .
Perhaps I can get my five year old grandson to help me he ( TIDED UP HIS MUMS IPHONE BY PUTTING ALL HER ICONS INTO ONE ) it took her a while to sort it out. I wish I was young again.
Cheers
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Rabbitaway on January 23, 2016, 11:56:19 pm
Hi All

The photos from todays photo shoot on Fintry Junction

(http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx20/Rabbitaway/Model%20Railway/IMG_0289.jpg) (http://s737.photobucket.com/user/Rabbitaway/media/Model%20Railway/IMG_0289.jpg.html)

(http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx20/Rabbitaway/Model%20Railway/IMG_0287.jpg) (http://s737.photobucket.com/user/Rabbitaway/media/Model%20Railway/IMG_0287.jpg.html)

(http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx20/Rabbitaway/Model%20Railway/IMG_0294.jpg) (http://s737.photobucket.com/user/Rabbitaway/media/Model%20Railway/IMG_0294.jpg.html)

(http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx20/Rabbitaway/Model%20Railway/IMG_0286.jpg) (http://s737.photobucket.com/user/Rabbitaway/media/Model%20Railway/IMG_0286.jpg.html)

(http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx20/Rabbitaway/Model%20Railway/IMG_0297.jpg) (http://s737.photobucket.com/user/Rabbitaway/media/Model%20Railway/IMG_0297.jpg.html)

(http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx20/Rabbitaway/Model%20Railway/IMG_0299.jpg) (http://s737.photobucket.com/user/Rabbitaway/media/Model%20Railway/IMG_0299.jpg.html)

(http://i737.photobucket.com/albums/xx20/Rabbitaway/Model%20Railway/IMG_0309.jpg) (http://s737.photobucket.com/user/Rabbitaway/media/Model%20Railway/IMG_0309.jpg.html)

Thanks to Bob and Jon today at the Egham show

 :claphappy:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: alibuchan on January 24, 2016, 10:54:26 am
Could I request it at the end of April as that's when the layout is out again. For the Sutton Coldfield 24th (ish) of April.

Alistair
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on January 24, 2016, 11:15:43 am
Hi alibuchan I don't know who is after Anselm you will have to check , he will have it the second week in February  so it will be going on to someone else after that PM Tank if you want a specific time he might be able to sort it for you.
Cheers
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on January 25, 2016, 07:48:48 am
Could I request it at the end of April as that's when the layout is out again. For the Sutton Coldfield 24th (ish) of April.

Alistair

It is a bit of gamble on when and where it will be, but I'll put you on the list.  :)  Cheers!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: PostModN66 on January 25, 2016, 07:48:29 pm
@Railwaygun (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=941) took a nice picture of the coach on Deansmoor at Egham on Saturday, which I have taken the liberty of copying here.  Thanks Nick!

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/8/thumb_34731.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=34731)

Cheers  Jon  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Rabbitaway on January 27, 2016, 08:33:22 pm
Hi Bob

Great to see photos of the coach on the your media page

Particularly as it is in tow behind your unusual class 17


Thanks - all the best 
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on January 27, 2016, 09:56:33 pm
Thanks Rabbitaway I thought I would use the Clayton as there is one on the Chinor & Risborough Railway .
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on January 27, 2016, 11:11:05 pm
New Video CLIPS on Utube at last but still can't work out how to link them to the Forum YET.
BOB
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: mickster04 on January 28, 2016, 02:26:14 am
New Video CLIPS on Utube at last but still can't work out how to link them to the Forum YET.
BOB


just watch the video yourself, the copy the url into the forum (if you change the https:// to http:// then the forum will do magic things and make it viewable within the forum itself!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on January 28, 2016, 09:59:28 am
Mickster04 Thanks for trying to help but that might make sense to you ,but I am a complete idiot and that might just as well be written in Chinese But hopefully it will make sense to my mates who helped me last night.so watch this space sometime when they come round next Wednesday. I have copied your instructions so that they know what to do.
Isn't technology wonderfull if you understand it ,    If like me you don't then it's a complete mystery .My five year old grandson knows more than me he tidied up his Mums IPhone by putting all her Icons into one ,it took her ages to sort it out.
Cheers anyway I hope you liked the video clips of my layout at least I get a reasonable result building that.
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Chris Morris on January 28, 2016, 10:09:49 am
Just out of interest a G scale boxcar has circumnavigated the globe - see https://www.gscalecentral.net/threads/round-robin-boxcar.69299/page-2 (https://www.gscalecentral.net/threads/round-robin-boxcar.69299/page-2)

The name of every railway visited was written on the outside of the van and a memento of the visit added to the inside. This obviously cant be done in N.

This is the van on the now dismantled Kirtley Works layout.
IMG 0566
IMG 0566
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on January 28, 2016, 10:56:48 am
This was mentioned in the January Railway Modeller.

The New Railway Modellers Forum (http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/Forums/index.php) had a couple of US-style box cars which were being sent around and "graffitied" by each recipient, not sure what happened to them.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Chris Morris on January 28, 2016, 01:31:03 pm
Yes it was me who sent it to the Modeller but I dont expect every forum member has the modeller.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on January 28, 2016, 01:51:59 pm
I don't usually either, unless I'm passing through the UK. Just thought I'd mention it as seeing it here triggered a fuzzy memory. Maybe someone can write in about the NGF one, if that hasn't happened already  :beers:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: PostModN66 on January 28, 2016, 05:23:40 pm
With a coach, perhaps everyone could add a passenger......

Cheers  Jon  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on January 28, 2016, 05:56:06 pm
With a coach, perhaps everyone could add a passenger......

Cheers  Jon  :)
Smashing idea!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on January 28, 2016, 06:10:36 pm
Great idea.
How about 3D models of ourselves  :D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: acko22 on January 30, 2016, 12:31:46 pm
Have to be a complete rake wouldn't it to get most of us in!!
Then again a NGF HST rake would be something different to see!!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Dorsetmike on February 08, 2016, 05:22:11 pm
Here's the entry from the Bournemouth show, afraid I only got the chance to get one video, when I tried on the group layout I appear to have developed a camera problem, it worked fine for this vid and for two other vids I shot earlier(see another post) The layout is Ins & Outs, recently purchased by one of our group members, Stuart Farmer. Two intertwined figure 8s.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m9urdtvytcf64dr/NGF%20at%20BMRE.MTS?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/m9urdtvytcf64dr/NGF%20at%20BMRE.MTS?dl=0)



Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: joe cassidy on February 08, 2016, 06:22:44 pm
Great idea.
How about 3D models of ourselves  :D

Don't know if you have it where you are but in France we now have "tailors" where you can buy "made to measure suits" where they don't measure you with a tape measure but scan you in a thing like a shower cubical.

You can then see the scanned 3D image of yourself on a computer screen.

I never realised I looked so much like the Fat Controller !

Best regards,


Joe
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: petercharlesfagg on February 08, 2016, 06:27:22 pm
Friends, if there is the vaguest chance of my being able to participate I have now got some track laid on my new layout!

Not very picturesque but serviceable?

Regards, Peter.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Dorsetmike on February 09, 2016, 02:03:00 pm
Found the problem with my later videos from Bournemouth show, I changed memory card after the first coach tour one, all subsequent on second card are duff.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on February 10, 2016, 09:35:32 pm
http://youtu.be/w-HpjgEkQ3k (http://youtu.be/w-HpjgEkQ3k) This is the link to the forum coach on my layout I hope
http://youtu.be/Sc9_5fYWMYk (http://youtu.be/Sc9_5fYWMYk) And this one on the branch line.

Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on February 11, 2016, 08:14:33 am
Great video's Bob, thanks for sharing.

Found the problem with my later videos from Bournemouth show, I changed memory card after the first coach tour one, all subsequent on second card are duff.

Oh no, how annoying.  I accidently wiped my Honeymoon photo's a few years back.  :(
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on February 11, 2016, 08:22:10 am
Thanks Tank my mate Graeme finally gave me a lesson in how to link to Utube last night and I will try and put a few more videos on here from time to time otherwise I will forget even though he made it look so easy.
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on February 11, 2016, 09:05:19 am
[url]http://youtu.be/w-HpjgEkQ3k[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/w-HpjgEkQ3k[/url]) This is the link to the forum coach on my layout I hope
[url]http://youtu.be/Sc9_5fYWMYk[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/Sc9_5fYWMYk[/url]) And this one on the branch line.


Well worth the wait, Bob! Thanks for these :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on February 11, 2016, 05:39:50 pm
Looks good. Thanks for the videos.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: anselm on February 12, 2016, 05:24:44 pm
In the autumn of 1963 Basil Brunel (no relation to I K), one of the design team for the new Mark 2 Coach, arranged for trials of an early test bed on the steep and sharp curves of Devon/Cornwall.  It arrived attached to the morning Cornish Riviera from Paddington

and was dropped off in Withiel where it would be based for a couple of weeks

Trainspotters were divided on whether the Western or the new coach was of greater interest

Elsewhere other spotters thumbed through their Ian Allen books trying to identify the new coach

Local dignitaries wait for the green signal before setting off on their official trip or “jolly”

Withiel cricket team are finishing off the last match of the season and there was much discussion over tea about the new coach and the strange writing on the side.  What was a “co.uk” and why “2015”?

With many thanks to Chris in Prague both for his inspirational stories about his own layout and background detail on the Mark 2 coach.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on February 19, 2016, 11:26:26 pm
Coach is now winding its way across the Trans-Siberian Railway towards Tokyo, luckily I now have enough layout to photograph it on :D. I'll also see if I can take it for a bit of sightseeing.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 20, 2016, 10:30:28 am
In the autumn of 1963 Basil Brunel (no relation to I K), one of the design team for the new Mark 2 Coach, arranged for trials of an early test bed on the steep and sharp curves of Devon/Cornwall.  It arrived attached to the morning Cornish Riviera from Paddington

With many thanks to Chris in Prague both for his inspirational stories about his own layout and background detail on the Mark 2 coach.

Many thanks, Anselm,, for an excellent set of photos. of a very attractive layout. Glad to be of help. Your Desert Sand D1000 is a very attractive model. If they are ever produced, again, I would be very much tempted to buy one!

You're very welcome to join this Easter's program of WR Special Steam and Diesel hauled 'through' trains.

Maybe, next summer, Cant Cove will be presentable enough to host the NGF coach?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Skyline2uk on February 20, 2016, 02:52:47 pm
Afternoon all.

Can I ask if the 2015 tour coach will continue in circulation for the foreseeable future or will a 2016 replacement occur?

Regards

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on February 20, 2016, 03:39:10 pm
Afternoon all.

Can I ask if the 2015 tour coach will continue in circulation for the foreseeable future or will a 2016 replacement occur?

Regards

Skyline2uk

Can I be officially added to either the 2015 list or the 2016 list if it is separate? And if there is to be a replacement, I'd like to drop another plug for an international tour of the 2015 coach )
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on February 20, 2016, 03:43:23 pm
As the 2015 coach wasn't announced until well into July, I imagine it's more like a tax year ;)

Next on the list is Port Perran, but logistically it might make sense if I sent the coach on eastwards across the Pacific.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on February 20, 2016, 04:12:05 pm
By all means send it across the Pacific first then it can come across to Cornall.
That's fine by me.
Martin
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on February 20, 2016, 06:04:20 pm
As the 2015 coach wasn't announced until well into July, I imagine it's more like a tax year ;)

Next on the list is Port Perran, but logistically it might make sense if I sent the coach on eastwards across the Pacific.

 :bounce:

If no one else will be horribly offended and so long as it really is alright with Martin, then I would be ecstatic to have it arrive here! PM me when you are ready for shipping details, so I can give you my address and set up some way to reimburse you for the cost! XD definitely going to have to do some quick detailing work to get things in order before it arrives. I was wondering what project to start today, now I know! XD
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on February 20, 2016, 07:17:58 pm
No problem with me.
It can come my way via the Pacific then the Atlantic
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on February 20, 2016, 08:25:11 pm
No problem with me.
It can come my way via the Pacific then the Atlantic
My thanks! By the time it reaches you, it will have circled the globe! :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on February 20, 2016, 10:57:01 pm
If everyone's fine with that we can do it that way.

Coach has passed through Heathrow and is on its way to Kawasaki (where all international packages to the Tokyo area arrive). It'll probably be another 3~4 days before it arrives here.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on February 20, 2016, 11:08:07 pm
If everyone's fine with that we can do it that way.

Coach has passed through Heathrow and is on its way to Kawasaki (where all international packages to the Tokyo area arrive). It'll probably be another 3~4 days before it arrives here.

Can't wait to see some pictures of it on your layout! Should make quite the change from its usual venues! Take your time and get some good shots of it all over Eitetsumura! All of the detail in your layout creates lots of opportunities for some really top notch scenes :) I am now getting in full gear so I can have my layout ready for the coach's arrival (so certainly not rushing you on my end!). 



Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on February 20, 2016, 11:17:15 pm
While it's here I'll try and take it to some railway-related sights as well. Also there are some shops and even bars with rental layouts where you can run your own stock, which might make for some interesting photos.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on February 20, 2016, 11:24:20 pm
While it's here I'll try and take it to some railway-related sights as well. Also there are some shops and even bars with rental layouts where you can run your own stock, which might make for some interesting photos.

That would be fantastic! I would love for the coach to go on a little sightseeing tour in Japan :) That's a wonderful idea, as usual!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bealman on February 20, 2016, 11:25:23 pm
Taking it to a bar? Geez, Tank might have something to say about that!  ;) :beers:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on February 20, 2016, 11:51:20 pm
Here, for example:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/8/thumb_35611.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=35611)

(though obviously not to run on the track visible)

Don't worry, I won't give it anything alcoholic  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on February 20, 2016, 11:53:16 pm
Here, for example:

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/8/thumb_35611.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=35611[/url])

Don't worry, I won't give it anything alcoholic  :thumbsup:


That's the cutest thing I've ever seen! I may have to build a teeny tiny little layout into a table now out of jealously....
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on February 20, 2016, 11:56:37 pm
I should clarify that's some Z gauge track a friend brought along, the bar has a proper N gauge layout too. Note the "N" on the chopstick wrapper, the following characters say "ゲージ", i.e. "gauge". And yes the chopsticks are Shinkansen-shaped.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bealman on February 21, 2016, 12:00:55 am
I like the chopsticks!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on February 21, 2016, 12:03:52 am
I should clarify that's some Z gauge track a friend brought along, the bar has a proper N gauge layout too. Note the "N" on the chopstick wrapper, the following characters say "ゲージ", i.e. "gauge". And yes the chopsticks are Shinkansen-shaped.



  :drool:   Almost worth the trip it would be to see it! May have to order a set of these now: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003PPEBL6/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1456013118&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=shinkansen+chopsticks (http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B003PPEBL6/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1456013118&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=shinkansen+chopsticks)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 21, 2016, 07:20:22 am
What a great idea for a series of pictures.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on February 28, 2016, 12:06:04 am
After a worrying gap of a few days the coach has now made it into Japan Post's system and apparently is out for delivery.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/7/thumb_36020.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36020)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on February 28, 2016, 07:02:46 am
And arrived  :thumbsup: Photos to follow.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 28, 2016, 07:16:28 am
And arrived  :thumbsup: Photos to follow.

Looking forward to seeing it.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on February 28, 2016, 11:13:43 am
Official stills and cinematographic footage of the long-awaited arrival of the NGF Coach are still being developed, but luckily this Polaroid shot was made available to the press by an enthusiastic member of the public, who notes that the coach was still drawing quite a crowd even some time after its arrival, here watching it being shunted to make up part of a special excursion train.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/7/thumb_36029.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36029)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Chris in Prague on February 28, 2016, 11:24:59 am
Many thanks for this excellent photo. I look forward to the others in due course.

I wish the Mark 1 NGF Tour Coach was still touring as, maybe, this summer, I'll be ready for it to visit Cant Cove?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on February 28, 2016, 12:09:34 pm
Very pleased it has made it to Japan on its round the world tour.
Looking forward to more photos.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on February 29, 2016, 03:40:18 pm
Network FarEast?
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/7/thumb_36098.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36098)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on February 29, 2016, 08:50:15 pm
Would look good as part of the bullet train.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on March 02, 2016, 03:47:46 pm
Would look good as part of the bullet train.


Your wish is my command.
http://youtu.be/1mx0n82Dpec (http://youtu.be/1mx0n82Dpec)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on March 02, 2016, 03:58:23 pm
Would look good as part of the bullet train.


Your wish is my command.
[url]http://youtu.be/1mx0n82Dpec[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/1mx0n82Dpec[/url])


Looks fantastic squidy! I was surprised at how well it fit in with the Shinkasen cars :) Your layout looks so lovely as frame, too! I'm excited to see more of the coach's adventures in Eitetsumura :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on March 02, 2016, 03:58:08 pm
Very nice Railsquid and it's a good job the driver was on a go slow otherwise we would have blinked and missed it.
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on March 02, 2016, 04:18:49 pm
Would look good as part of the bullet train.


Your wish is my command.
[url]http://youtu.be/1mx0n82Dpec[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/1mx0n82Dpec[/url])


Looks fantastic squidy! I was surprised at how well it fit in with the Shinkasen cars :)


Fortunately the Japanese Shinkansen models are built to 1:160 rather than the usual Japanese 1:150, so they don't dwarf British stock too much.
Very nice Railsquid and it's a good job the driver was on a go slow otherwise we would have blinked and missed it.

It was approaching a terminus... I don't yet have a line capable of running those at speed, but they are certainly very zippy at full power. The buffet car in that formation (4th coach) is the one with the motor and it's the most powerful "loco" I have. To make things worse, the whole set cost less than 50 quid new.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on March 02, 2016, 04:43:33 pm
Thanks for that.
The coach certainly looks at home in Japan.
Great layout too.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on March 02, 2016, 05:24:21 pm
Would look good as part of the bullet train.


Your wish is my command.
[url]http://youtu.be/1mx0n82Dpec[/url] ([url]http://youtu.be/1mx0n82Dpec[/url])


Looks fantastic squidy! I was surprised at how well it fit in with the Shinkasen cars :)


Fortunately the Japanese Shinkansen models are built to 1:160 rather than the usual Japanese 1:150, so they don't dwarf British stock too much.
Very nice Railsquid and it's a good job the driver was on a go slow otherwise we would have blinked and missed it.

It was approaching a terminus... I don't yet have a line capable of running those at speed, but they are certainly very zippy at full power. The buffet car in that formation (4th coach) is the one with the motor and it's the most powerful "loco" I have. To make things worse, the whole set cost less than 50 quid new.



Very good to know :) And I can't believe the set is so inexpensive! What a great deal! Even tempts someone like me!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 02, 2016, 05:48:49 pm
Many thanks for the very good video.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on March 05, 2016, 03:07:48 pm
Meanwhile footage is emerging of the initial arrival of the NGF coach. We see here a tour coach disgorging passengers who are heading towards the level crossing, where spectators are already spectating - something must be up.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/6/thumb_36357.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36357)

Yes, it's the Squid diesel railcar, arriving from Hokkaido which the NGF coach reached via the Trans-Siberian railway; topped by the Squid, the coach was tailed by the Crab for its long trip from Japan's most northerly main island.
http://youtu.be/ZDM1xshGXgY (http://youtu.be/ZDM1xshGXgY)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Chris in Prague on March 05, 2016, 03:15:32 pm
Many thanks for the excellent photo. and video. The coach looks very good sandwiched between the two diesel railcars.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on March 11, 2016, 01:50:34 pm
image
image




Finally managed to get a photo of the coach on my layout Stonehouse ,
Better late than never.
I look forward to seeing it in America.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on March 11, 2016, 02:00:42 pm
image
image


Me taking a photo of a railway fan taking a photo of an unusual coach on the branchline at Stonehouse .
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on March 11, 2016, 02:09:03 pm
Love that shot of the railway fan, Bob! Thanks for posting the pictures :)

And I'm excited for it to arrive too! That said, I'm very much enjoying the pictures and videos of its visit to Japan (especially the super cute squid and crab train!) and am looking forward to seeing some more before it crosses the Pacific :) I've been sneaking in some work on the layout in-between unpacking boxes and things are slowly coming together for the coach's arrival  :D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on March 11, 2016, 02:24:39 pm
I hope to be able to take it out for some sightseeing tomorrow  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on March 11, 2016, 02:27:56 pm
I hope to be able to take it out for some sightseeing tomorrow  :thumbsup:

Ooooo! I can't wait to see!!! :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on March 11, 2016, 02:29:11 pm
In the meantime here it is having a quick kip on my control-panel-in-progress:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/6/thumb_36540.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36540)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on March 13, 2016, 12:13:52 am
Unfortunately didn't get as much done in the way of photograpy as planned, for various reasons including but not limited to it being a grey, cold and windy day.

Anyway here's the coach overlooking one corner of the Imperial palace grounds (the green blur in the background):
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/6/thumb_36671.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36671)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/6/thumb_36672.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36672)
And here posing in front of Tokyo Station (opened about a century ago and recently renovated, though some sort of construction is going on in/under the forecourt:
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/6/thumb_36670.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36670)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on March 13, 2016, 03:31:18 am
Unfortunately didn't get as much done in the way of photograpy as planned, for various reasons including but not limited to it being a grey, cold and windy day.

Anyway here's the coach overlooking one corner of the Imperial palace grounds (the green blur in the background):
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/6/thumb_36671.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36671[/url])
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/6/thumb_36672.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36672[/url])
And here posing in front of Tokyo Station (opened about a century ago and recently renovated, though some sort of construction is going on in/under the forecourt:
([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/6/thumb_36670.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36670[/url])


Looking great! Thanks very much, squidy! :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bealman on March 13, 2016, 03:51:40 am
It's getting around! I should have put Oz on the schedule, but maybe next year. Thanks for posting  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on March 19, 2016, 03:07:39 pm
We could always squeeze you in as next recipient as the coach is almost in the same time zone, I could lower it down to you on a rope.

But first... sorry it shrunk.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/6/thumb_36837.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36837)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on March 19, 2016, 03:15:10 pm
We could always squeeze you in as next recipient as the coach is almost in the same time zone, I could lower it down to you on a rope.

But first... sorry it shrunk.

([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/6/thumb_36837.jpg[/url]) ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=36837[/url])


I don't mind if Martin doesn't. :) I can be patient!

Lovely shot, squidy! Glad Thomas got a chance at pulling the visiting coach :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on March 19, 2016, 04:29:56 pm
It's ok with me
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Vonzack on March 19, 2016, 06:09:01 pm

Lovely shot, squidy! Glad Thomas got a chance at pulling the visiting coach :)
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I can imagine Annie and Clarabel are a bit put out being behind it  :D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bealman on March 19, 2016, 09:03:14 pm
Thanks for the kind offer, guys, but stick to your schedule.... I wouldn't like to see it fall into the harbour outside Sydney Opera House!   :no:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on April 07, 2016, 12:28:06 pm
Where is the coach now ? Have I missed a post since Squidy put the photos of Thomas pulling it on a special charter . Has it reached a new destination or got lost in transit.
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on April 07, 2016, 12:35:05 pm
It's still with me, aiming for one last photo session then will forward it on to Philip.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on April 07, 2016, 10:48:01 pm
Thanks Squidy I thought it might have sunk on its way to the next location.
Your photos are excellent by the way.
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Waz on April 20, 2016, 09:01:58 pm
A couple of pictures form when the N Gauge Tour coach visited Seahaven at the Southampton model railway exhibition. Seahaven is a experimental layout built by the n gauge section of Southampon Model railway Society experimenting with Code 40 track system and different building methods.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/3/thumb_38487.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=38487)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/3/thumb_38486.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=38486)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on May 14, 2016, 09:44:42 pm
Where are we with the coach please?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on May 14, 2016, 11:46:16 pm
Still with me. I was hoping to do something interesting with it but work and a small child have eaten up the necessary time. I'll make arrangements to send it on ASAP.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Cooper on May 27, 2016, 02:04:56 pm
STOP PRESS! NGF forum coach seen lurking on the centre spread of NGS Journal issue 3/16.  :camera: Unfortunately, unless you know what it is, you can't really read the side well enough to find out about the Forum....  :-[
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on May 27, 2016, 02:36:38 pm
Nice  :beers:

Still with me. I was hoping to do something interesting with it but work and a small child have eaten up the necessary time. I'll make arrangements to send it on ASAP.
Umm, still with me - however on Sunday I've been invited to an event at the Kato HQ here in Tokyo which is to kick off a project aimed at creating the longest N gauge layout (T track modules) in the world, in time for the 2020 Olympics, so I'll take the coach along as it's sure to attract interest and there will definitely be opportunities for photos. Then I'll send it on, promise.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Only Me on May 27, 2016, 02:47:57 pm
 :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: :goggleeyes: a 3 month overhaul.... :P
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on May 29, 2016, 12:23:54 pm
In the continuing adventures of the 2015 NGF Coach in 2016 in Japan...

The coach goes on a little trip on the metro
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/0/thumb_40187.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=40187)
to a station called Ochiai Minami-Nagasaki (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ochiai-minami-nagasaki_Station), which is probably the only station in the world where the announcement includes the word “N Gauge”. For it’s in close proximity to
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/0/thumb_40188.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=40188)
the remarkably plush Kato HQ which features a train outside
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/0/thumb_40189.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=40189)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/0/thumb_40190.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=40190)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/0/thumb_40191.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=40191)
and inside we meet a certain Kato-san, yes the Mr Kato himself, boss of the entire operation, who very kindly agreed to pose with the coach.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/0/thumb_40192.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=40192)
Very nice bloke too.

Off east over the Pacific to America soon (the coach that is).

PS I still have the box of course, just using this slightly tougher one to carry it around in.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bealman on May 29, 2016, 10:18:57 pm
How uber cool is that?!  :thumbsup: Bealman is most impressed.

Did he give you any discounts?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on May 30, 2016, 09:40:22 pm
I was about to get mad at you for STILL having it.....but that's great to see Mr Kato with our coach.   :o  Thanks for that!  Now, post it to the next member! ::) ;D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on May 31, 2016, 05:32:50 am
*bows head in apology*

Well it's all packaged up and addressed to the next recipient @N-Gauge-US (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=4712) , awaiting confirmation it's OK to send off now.

Just one final shot :D

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/0/thumb_40245.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=40245)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/albums/NGF_Coach_Tour_2015___Japan_Edition/Dir_1/main_40245.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on June 08, 2016, 04:41:04 pm
The coach arrived today in my corner of the world! I'm at work with it right now, so it hasn't made it home to the layout yet, but this evening I will get some pictures of it in Avondale. I have tomorrow off so I'm going to probably get a good chance to play with it some and pose it for pictures (including hopefully one of it at the beach! Should be able to repost it to Cornwall by Monday :)

Updates soon to come :)
Philip
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Only Me on June 08, 2016, 05:50:27 pm
That coach had certainly done some miles now!!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on June 08, 2016, 06:18:13 pm
Glad it arrived safely.
Looking forward to the beach shots. Perhaps I can replicate that when the coach arrives in Cornwall.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on June 08, 2016, 07:41:45 pm
Glad it arrived safely.
Looking forward to the beach shots. Perhaps I can replicate that when the coach arrives in Cornwall.

I thought that might make a nice pairing: a picture of it on each side of the Atlantic :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on June 09, 2016, 12:03:15 am
Good to hear it arrived, quicker than I expected  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on June 09, 2016, 12:37:54 am
After work today I went for a walk on the beach and saw something unexpected...


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-090616002516.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=40861)





(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-090616002927.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=40863)




(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-090616003008.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=40864)


After that, I couldn't resist swinging back by work to take a shot of the coach running on US metals...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-090616003229.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=40865)

We have had it as a door stop since I was little (5-6). A customer who worked for the railroad discovered I liked trains, so he brought me a piece of rail, which my father has used as a door stop for the store every day since :)


Alright, enough for now, soon it will make its first appearance in Avondale with lots of pictures to accompany it, but before that... DINNER! :)

Philip
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on June 09, 2016, 06:53:42 am
Looks good.
Thanks for those photos.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on June 09, 2016, 03:18:34 pm
Great pictures, and nice doorstop!  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on June 12, 2016, 09:33:41 am
Any pictures on your layout yet ?
Seems to have been a very long dinner  :D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on June 12, 2016, 01:03:49 pm
Any pictures on your layout yet ?
Seems to have been a very long dinner  :D



Quite right, Martin, and sorry for the delay. I've been working everyday and haven't had much chance to pose it for pictures (when I am home I've mostly been making sure everyone gets a turn pulling it round the layout!).

Speaking of, a new loco was added to the roster yesterday, a UM Dean Goods, which can be seen here pulling the a special coach into Avondale station. The coach is decorated in a special livery celebrating the n gauge forum, a society whose membership have contributed considerably to the running and construction of Avondale station. Aboard the coach are a number of NGF VIPs and on the platform, many residents of Avondale and volunteers from the railway have gathered to greet the railway's biggest benefactors.



(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616125559.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=40924)



(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616125637.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=40925)



(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616125713.jpeg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view&id=40926)


More pictures to come in the next couple of days and then I will get it in the mail to Cornwall. I will probably post it Tuesday, if that's ok with you, Martin,  as I have work Monday as well. If not, I can delegate someone else to post it for me Monday.

Thanks all,

Philip
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on June 12, 2016, 01:33:13 pm
Great pictures. Thank you and that Dean Goods looks really good.
No rush to post it off - just when you are ready.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on June 12, 2016, 04:42:17 pm
Everyone got a turn with the coach this morning! Even the American and Continental locos! :)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162121-409001775.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162121-40900875.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162126-409301443.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162127-40930120.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162131-409321287.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162135-409331164.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162136-409332006.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162140-40935801.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162141-409351577.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162146-409371030.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162147-409382352.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162151-409391854.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162156-409402090.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162157-409401616.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162201-409421851.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162205-40943212.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162206-409431532.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162212-409451602.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162213-40946269.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162217-40947221.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162220-40948548.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162223-409491230.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162226-409501168.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162227-409511324.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162231-409521153.jpeg)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162234-409532122.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162236-409541006.jpeg)


(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/40/4712-120616162240-409552069.jpeg)

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Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on June 12, 2016, 05:20:45 pm
Great stuff . You have a fine collection of locomotives there.
The coach in half brown and half chocolate and cream intrigues me ?
As does that thing that looks like a glass of beer standing on the platform ?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on June 12, 2016, 05:28:59 pm
Great stuff . You have a fine collection of locomotives there.
The coach in half brown and half chocolate and cream intrigues me ?
As does that thing that looks like a glass of beer standing on the platform ?

Many thanks :)


The coach is an Mk1 BCK in SLOA Pullman livery produced by the Bachmann collectors club. It runs as a support coach for mainline locomotives and is owned by the Steam Locomotive Opperators Association.

The beer glass was a lovely little surprise that arrived in the package with the coach, courtesy of @railsquid (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=3832) . A big thank you to him for it :) Though I need to double check and make sure it isn't supposed to continue to travel with the coach (which would be neat as well!).
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on June 13, 2016, 11:22:48 am
The beer glass was a lovely little surprise that arrived in the package with the coach, courtesy of @railsquid ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=3832[/url]) . A big thank you to him for it :) Though I need to double check and make sure it isn't supposed to continue to travel with the coach (which would be neat as well!).

Up to you :D I have a bunch of odd items like that I put in when sending stuff to people.

Though seeing it like that makes me think I could use something similar as a giant beerglass advertisment on an N-scale building  :hmmm:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on June 13, 2016, 01:15:11 pm
Fantastic, so many loco's!  Thanks for sharing.  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: dats475 on June 15, 2016, 07:32:42 pm
Wow!! Fantastic!
Your loco collection is impressive. I also impressed about your layout too!! Are they paper kit building? If so look better than the plastic one!! Thank you for posting!

Dats
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on June 15, 2016, 07:54:33 pm
Wow!! Fantastic!
Your loco collection is impressive. I also impressed about your layout too!! Are they paper kit building? If so look better than the plastic one!! Thank you for posting!

Dats


Thanks, @dats475 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=5197) , that's very kind of you :) Almost all of the buildings are metcalfe kits, which require little skill and produce great results. What you lose in three deminsionality is made up for in spades with the detailing. A few of the buildings are scratch built/kit bashed, but most of the credit goes to Nick Metcalfe for the designs ;)

As for the locos, I like anything steam and preBR, so I've built up a bit of a variety and I like it that way :)

Thanks for the compliments guys! I really enjoyed the coach's stay here in Avondale-by-the-Sea, and it is now on its way to Cornwall!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on June 15, 2016, 09:07:35 pm
I shall be scouring the local beach so that I spot the coach when it is washed ashore !
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on June 25, 2016, 12:14:31 pm
We returned to Cornwall late yesterday after a short mini break to North Wales.
This morning we made a brief visit to Portreath beach just up the road and found this little chap washed up on the shoreline.  Seems to have made it across the Atlantic from the United States . I cleaned it up and sat it on the wall for a quick snap :
(http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu257/martinscane/coach_zpsm8cuaonx.jpg) (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/martinscane/media/coach_zpsm8cuaonx.jpg.html)
Apologies for the poor picture quality (it was wet and windy I'm afraid).
More pictures of the coach at work on Trepol Bay and Port Perran to follow.

Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: N-Gauge-US on June 25, 2016, 12:29:54 pm
Beautiful! Glad to see the glass bottle I set it afloat in managed to make it across in a timely manner ;)

I love the stone rising out of the sea behind it. So different from the water here!

Many thanks for the picture :) Can't wait to see it arrive at Trepol Bay and Port Perran!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on June 25, 2016, 03:42:11 pm
It's 1963 and amid extreme secrecy a VERY futuristic carriage has been completed at Derby works and marketed as a "Taste of the Future".
Due to the reputation of their quality paintwork the Cornish Locomotive Preservation Group were chosen to finish the paintwork on the carriage. A great honour indeed.
The carriage was worked down to Port Perran over night  covered in tarpaulins) and delivered into the CLPG workshop (an old goods shed) for painting.
The carriage is seen here being shunted out of the workshop for the first time.
Certainly looks very impressive :
(http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu257/martinscane/a40_zps2ggupkot.jpg) (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/martinscane/media/a40_zps2ggupkot.jpg.html)
[Apologies that this area of Port Perran-2 is not finished].
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on June 25, 2016, 03:48:01 pm
The NGS Carriage has been undergoing running in trials around North Cornwall and is seen somewhat incongruously on a variety of workings :
(http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu257/martinscane/a41_zps5mh1pw1o.jpg) (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/martinscane/media/a41_zps5mh1pw1o.jpg.html)
At Port Perran as part of the 14.25 train (ex Truro) heading for Wadebridge (Apologies- just noticed that gravel storage bunker left on the platform by mistake !).
(http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu257/martinscane/a42_zpsoahgp6oi.jpg) (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/martinscane/media/a42_zpsoahgp6oi.jpg.html)
At Trepol Bay behind an ex GW railcar (courtesy Chris in Prague)
(http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu257/martinscane/a43_zpsrymzeiua.jpg) (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/martinscane/media/a43_zpsrymzeiua.jpg.html)
Behind an immaculate BR Class 5 forming the 15.30 arrival at Trepol Bay from Wadebridge. The train is seen rounding the curve under the harbour bridge towards the station.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on June 26, 2016, 07:54:59 pm
Excellent photo's and layout.  Thanks for sharing. :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: kirky on June 26, 2016, 10:22:09 pm
Am I too late to add my name to the list?
It would be great to run any of the ngf rolling stock items on Northallerton at it's inaugral exhibition in August.
Do I need to pm Tank?

@Tank (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)

Cheers
Kirky
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: railsquid on June 26, 2016, 11:43:52 pm
AFAIK port perran is the last on the list, though I'm not sure what the follow-on arrangements are.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Skyline2uk on June 27, 2016, 07:28:41 am
Hopefully a visit will be made to Filton TMD at some point  :wave:

List on the very first post is updated  :D

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on June 27, 2016, 08:07:34 am
Hi.
The coach will be on its way to Skyline2 on Friday or Saturday.
PM sent
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Skyline2uk on June 27, 2016, 08:14:29 am
Sorry, I thought there was a couple of other members before me?

Of course I will be honoured to have the coach, just want to wait my turn  :thumbsup:

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on June 27, 2016, 08:26:55 am
Am I too late to add my name to the list?
It would be great to run any of the ngf rolling stock items on Northallerton at it's inaugral exhibition in August.
Do I need to pm Tank?

@Tank ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2[/url])

Cheers
Kirky


I shall put you on there Kirky. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: kirky on June 27, 2016, 08:32:45 am
Thanks very much.

Cheers
Kirky
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bealman on June 27, 2016, 08:46:10 am
It is sort of mind boggling the journey that little fella has been on!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Malc on June 27, 2016, 10:19:04 am
Has anyone worked out the total miles covered by the coach. Real ones, not on layouts.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bealman on June 27, 2016, 10:24:19 am
Yeah right, Malc.... I lie awake at night pondering that.  :P
But it'll have done a few.... around the world!   :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: acko22 on June 27, 2016, 10:30:46 am
Still,

Not as far as the detour on a rail replacement bus!!
 :P
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bealman on June 27, 2016, 10:37:48 am
Quite often, the train from where I live to Sydney is replaced by a bus.

More comfortable, and sometimes quicker!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: acko22 on June 27, 2016, 10:43:17 am
Well I wont lie a coach no matter how old and knackered is still more comfy than a pacer!!

 :worried:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on July 01, 2016, 07:21:42 pm
The NGF Coach is nearing the end of its stay at Port Perran and Trepol Bay so a few photos to remember its visit by :
The carriage was stabled in Platform 2 at Trepol Bay for most of yesterday so that passengers could get a glimpse of the futuristic design. Seen here (somewhat incorgruously) in the company of the restored T9 which works in the area :
(http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu257/martinscane/A61_zpskbotaox2.jpg) (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/martinscane/media/A61_zpskbotaox2.jpg.html)
The carriage was also used on normal service trains. Seen here yesterday on the 15.20 departure for Wadebridge hauled by an N Class mogul :
(http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu257/martinscane/A62_zpsuzjxoct6.jpg) (http://s653.photobucket.com/user/martinscane/media/A62_zpsuzjxoct6.jpg.html)

Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on July 01, 2016, 07:24:28 pm
And finally, the NGF Coach says goodbye to North & West Cornwall leaving the area as part of a special train hauled by a brand new Class 52 Western diesel hydraulic.
The train will make its way to the Bristol area where we expect to see yet more photos in due course :
https://youtu.be/WR68xhSJiYg
Hopefully the carriage will make an appearance at several more model railways in due course.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: newportnobby on July 01, 2016, 07:25:55 pm
It says the vid is private, Martin :(
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: johnlambert on July 01, 2016, 07:39:25 pm
Great pictures, Martin.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on July 01, 2016, 07:48:32 pm
It says the vid is private, Martin :(
Is it OK now ?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Skyline2uk on July 01, 2016, 07:57:15 pm
Video worked fine for me :thumbsup:

Great pictures (and video), thanks for those!

Just had word from the panel which covers Parkway and Filton West, the 52 hauled special has been given the road into a platform (wasn't clear which one).

I will have a word with the TMD shift manager to see what motive power can be sent along to pick it up  :hmmm:

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Skyline2uk on July 05, 2016, 09:03:39 pm
Good evening all.

Very honored to say that my layout is now hosting the NGF coach, having arrived safely (and very well packed) from Martin today. 

The 52 hauled special arrived quite late on Friday evening, so late that the Filton TMD was actually closed, as can be seen in this uncharacteristically quiet shot:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/41/1081-050716202929.jpeg)

The station staff at Filton West were left in a bit of a conundrum as to how to retrieve the Tour Coach.

After much discussion, sucking in through teeth and beard scratching about what motive power could be spared to pick up the special coach from Bristol Parkway, it was decided to simply attach it to the last local train on Friday night.

Here is the NSE 121 emerging from under the A38 complete with the celebrity coach in tow:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/l0egtrxm5htasbf/IMG_1841.MOV?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/l0egtrxm5htasbf/IMG_1841.MOV?dl=0)

 The 121 then un-coupled, pulled forward and reversed into the bay platform.  Fellow celebrity "Ivor" then rolled up from Avonmouth docks to shunt the coach into the bay in front of the 121:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/41/1081-050716203011.jpeg)

This allows the coach to be accessible for the weekends festivities. 

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/41/1081-050716203057.jpeg)

"Ivor" then moved off to refuel before being stabled for the night.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/41/1081-050716203134.jpeg)

Having cleared the mainline, the very last train from Avonmouth (a short rake of TTAs hauled by Class 60 "Charles Babbage") of the night rattled through Filton West.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/r8azmw5psiu7fzz/IMG_1844.MOV?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/r8azmw5psiu7fzz/IMG_1844.MOV?dl=0)

On Saturday morning, the early Temple Meads to Avonmouth service (via Parkway) arrives to unload the eager hordes keen to have a good look at the NGF coach.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/41/1081-050716203241.jpeg)

Before they could get too many pictures however, the morning peace is shattered as the weekly steel train from Avonmouth rumbles through. This week is extra loud as the scheduled 60 has failed and so two 37s are commandeered from the depot pool instead:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/krwwp4yveeya3b7/IMG_1847.MOV?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/krwwp4yveeya3b7/IMG_1847.MOV?dl=0)

Finally (for today), the train is seen heading under the A38 on its way towards the Parkway.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/41/1081-050716203350.jpeg)

More pictures to follow through the week when I get time. May be intermittent as I have some jobs I have been "volunteered" for by future Mrs-Skyline, but I have some good ideas for special services and trains using the coach.

 :D

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on July 05, 2016, 09:08:55 pm
Glad the coach arrived safely Adam.
Great pictures and looking forward to more over the next few days.
Lovely layout you have there.
It's amazing how the coach manages to travel in time so well traversing several decades during its journey around the world.   Only last week it was in 1963 !
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Skyline2uk on July 11, 2016, 08:29:11 pm
Good evening again

Happy to report some further happenings from the recent arrival of the NGF coach in the Filton area.

As will quickly become apparent in the photos below, the theme of the NGF Tour Gala was "Double Up"...

First things first, a second 08 (in this case the resident RF distribution shunter) was marshaled into place behind the guest coach.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/q63q00ihdztdwyq/IMG_1862.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/q63q00ihdztdwyq/IMG_1862.JPG?dl=0)

The "Double Gronk" service then rolled into platform 2 to allow the lucky ticket holders to board ready for the off to Avonmouth.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/khsi1oc42ntx2ru/IMG_1863.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/khsi1oc42ntx2ru/IMG_1863.JPG?dl=0)

And here is the train (probably already at full speed) leaving.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/rr9mwagjlqsj1qh/IMG_1865.MOV?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/rr9mwagjlqsj1qh/IMG_1865.MOV?dl=0)

Also seen in the above video is the second of the special trains for the day, a 26 hauled inspection saloon.

Here we can see the train upon arrival in platform 1.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xr64h4zldbg0k29/IMG_1866.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/xr64h4zldbg0k29/IMG_1866.JPG?dl=0)

The passengers were allowed to stay on board as the saloon was shunted into the TMD yard.

Here you can it being readied for another special...

https://www.dropbox.com/s/liktsbiy05hmnlz/IMG_1867.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/liktsbiy05hmnlz/IMG_1867.JPG?dl=0)

A couple of hours later, the fresh load of enthusiasts delivered by the Regional 153  were in for a real treat. The "Double Gronk" was back and, do my eyes deceive me, a Kettle!

https://www.dropbox.com/s/x1txnuc9evcdtt3/IMG_1868.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/x1txnuc9evcdtt3/IMG_1868.JPG?dl=0)

67001, itself a bit of a rarity at this time in Filton (!), has just brought a GWR Prairie Tank from Didcot via Temple Meads.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/biblemfuokxub1w/IMG_1870.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/biblemfuokxub1w/IMG_1870.JPG?dl=0)

The last train to share today is another Double.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/az4sjc2yqsnfr3y/IMG_1871.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/az4sjc2yqsnfr3y/IMG_1871.JPG?dl=0)

Possibly the most over-powered service ever to run out of Filton, the "Double Bone" roared out of the TMD towards Avonmouth.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/103bltw5dwfjohd/IMG_1873.MOV?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/103bltw5dwfjohd/IMG_1873.MOV?dl=0)

The coach has another week with me and then its off again. Its been real fun so far, thinking about some more specials to send it off with.

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: kirky on July 11, 2016, 08:48:22 pm
Hi SkyLine 2
Excellent pictures thanks.
According to the list at the front, you will be posting it to me. Woohoo, cant wait...
however, I dont actually need it till August 4th/5th, so if you want to hang onto it for another week thats ok by me.

Cheers
Kirky
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on July 11, 2016, 08:48:32 pm
Thanks for the update Adam.
Looks great.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Skyline2uk on July 11, 2016, 08:58:49 pm
Hi SkyLine 2
Excellent pictures thanks.
According to the list at the front, you will be posting it to me. Woohoo, cant wait...
however, I dont actually need it till August 4th/5th, so if you want to hang onto it for another week thats ok by me.

Cheers
Kirky


Well, if the organiser / coach owner has no objection @Tank (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2) , that's ok with me.

Skyline2uk
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Skyline2uk on July 13, 2016, 10:21:29 pm
Hello again

So I promise I am running low on "special" trains now, so won't be bombarding you for much longer.

Previously we saw the departure of the "Double Bone" from Filton West to Avonmouth. That service later returned direct to platform 2 (running wrong road from the tunnel past the old signal box).

This routing was to allow the usual scheduled service (in the form of a Class 170) to run into platform 1 as normal.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ii6hil8c2pfw25/IMG_1874.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/4ii6hil8c2pfw25/IMG_1874.JPG?dl=0)

No sooner had that cleared the way, then an extremely new an shiny looking ballast set (consisting of 66 135 and 4x curved JJAs plus generator unit) rumbled through:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ndmxgom6qqcctu7/IMG_1876.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/ndmxgom6qqcctu7/IMG_1876.JPG?dl=0)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/zwlj3an19qpj0qb/IMG_1878.MOV?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/zwlj3an19qpj0qb/IMG_1878.MOV?dl=0)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/3v4hq8s0abjuokl/IMG_1877.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/3v4hq8s0abjuokl/IMG_1877.JPG?dl=0)

I have tried to phase these updates of pictures and videos in a rough order of era that I run on my layout. This set is probably about as current as I get.  Those who have read my layout thread may know that this rake was an impulse purchase encouraged by beloved. Judging by the prices these are now going for, I think it was a wise one.

Anyway, back to the celebrity coach.

The penultimate service due to run with the NGF coach was to be a steam hauled special to Temple Meads and then onwards to Didcot. The service was to consist of the previously seen Prairie Tank, Inspection Saloon, NGF Coach and 67001

Here we can see the resident 08 marshalling the train in platform 1 via the seldom used cross-over:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/hdrbsxspeee1yq8/IMG_1879.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/hdrbsxspeee1yq8/IMG_1879.JPG?dl=0)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/y6rozf0e5sfpi08/IMG_1880.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/y6rozf0e5sfpi08/IMG_1880.JPG?dl=0)

And here is the assembled train ready for the off, whilst the ballast set returns running through platform 2. 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/7xxz0lmi20fsmtz/IMG_1885.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/7xxz0lmi20fsmtz/IMG_1885.JPG?dl=0)

https://www.dropbox.com/s/jlstj77lhfwwj8e/IMG_1886.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/jlstj77lhfwwj8e/IMG_1886.JPG?dl=0)

And finally, I thought it would be nice to share a shot of what it looks like "off stage" as I play trains with this much stock.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/m7s8itryhqcobtk/IMG_1881.JPG?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/m7s8itryhqcobtk/IMG_1881.JPG?dl=0)

The layout was designed around the idea of mainly running locos to and from the TMD light engine, with DMU services serving the station (2 / 3 coach trains on the main line and single car units in the bay). The two longer sidings can cope with short rakes of fuel, steel, nuke or engineers wagons, but I like to keep the outer one free to swop units over.

Anyway, I am busy for the rest of the week so will probably be Sunday before I post my final update.

Skyline2uk

@kirky (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=492) , with you not needing the coach until August, should I send it to @petercharlesfagg (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2262) in the meantime?

No problem either way, just checking I play by the rules  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: kirky on July 13, 2016, 11:12:02 pm
Thanks for that Skyline. However, Im not sure I can answer that question. Peter keeps moving down the list. I wonder if he is just always last on the list deliberately so that the ngf coach doesnt get lost?
I think we will need guidance from @Tank (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)

cheers
Kirky
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on July 14, 2016, 06:46:57 am
Hi guys,

Please don't worry about Peter for now, as he's not able to get to his layout right now and informed me to put him lower on the list.

Thanks! 
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Skyline2uk on July 20, 2016, 09:38:56 pm
And so, like all good things, the NGF coach visit to Filton TMD has come to an end.

I am busy for the rest of the week so tonight was the last chance I had to play trains and capture specials.

Last post saw the arrangement of a Steam Special, which was just about to leave Filton West. Well here is said train leaving (really poor quality, sorry!):

https://www.dropbox.com/s/xtf988q24idvbrf/IMG_1935.MOV?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/xtf988q24idvbrf/IMG_1935.MOV?dl=0)

and here is the train upon arrival in "the rest of the world" (nominally Didcot).

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/1081-200716210007.jpeg)

The return trip was to form the last "special" train of the coach visit. Its probably not a surprise to some to see what motive power was arranged to haul this one (but at least I still used 67001 to provide at least some theoretical power)....

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dww1vhwk2mcu8kg/IMG_1938.MOV?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/dww1vhwk2mcu8kg/IMG_1938.MOV?dl=0)

Again, not good quality, I was experimenting with up close films....

So here are some aerial shots of the 92 and coach at Filton West.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/1081-200716210100.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/1081-200716210142.jpeg)

And here you can see the two passenger units parked in the bay platform, arranged to give the visiting hordes a train home.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/1081-200716210235.jpeg)

And now we turn to the way the staff of the TMD have arranged to dispatch the coach to its next destination. A second 67 (67008) has arrived to, fittingly, double head with 67001.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/1081-200716210454.jpeg)

I am happy I decided to give 67008 a run tonight. Being part of my later (privitised) fleet, it doesn't get a run as often as the "Triple Grey" locos. This is a shame because it really is an excellent performer.

Here is a (rather better quality) video of a parcels rake running through Filton West with the NGF Coach marshaled at the front. Also seen passing in the opposite direction is a dutch 31 on Nuke duty.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/brt11dh8nzb7uy3/IMG_1946.MOV?dl=0 (https://www.dropbox.com/s/brt11dh8nzb7uy3/IMG_1946.MOV?dl=0)

And here are two more shots of the train heading under the A38. This marks the last time the coach is seen in the area (and on the "scenic" side of the layout).

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/1081-200716210601.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/1081-200716210702.jpeg)

And, just for fun, here is what happened "off stage".

The resident 08 shunter arrived to carefully "pack" the coach away.....

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/1081-200716210753.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/1081-200716210901.jpeg)

Really glad I took part in this tour, sign me up for the next one!

Skyline2uk

@kirky (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=492), planning on posting on Friday / Saturday at the latest  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on July 21, 2016, 06:22:55 pm
Great photo's Adam.  The layout is coming on really well.  I particularly like the red station furniture.  Hoping to have mine in a few weeks time.  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: midsummerend on July 21, 2016, 09:12:13 pm
@Tank (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=2)  How do I get put on the list? I'd love to have the coach visit Midsummer End (and my new Model Heritage Railway layout)

Regards

Steven
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on July 22, 2016, 02:15:48 pm
No problem at all.  I'll put you on the list.  :) :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: midsummerend on July 22, 2016, 03:09:01 pm
No problem at all.  I'll put you on the list.  :) :thankyousign:

Thanks Tank. I've got an exhibition first weekend of September with Midsummer end and will then be at tings if that makes organising anything easier.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: kirky on August 08, 2016, 04:41:20 pm
Hi
Here's the latest installement from the NGF Coach Tour.

The coach tour turned up in Redcar first, unusually with a DRS support coach for some reason, whilst being hauled by a 60. Strange...

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/492-080816102947-426541627.jpeg)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/492-080816102933-42652363.jpeg)

It didnt stop though. Straight through Redcar and Marske and onwards to Saltburn...

Approaching Saltburn:

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/492-080816102957-426562143.jpeg)

just arriving into the station
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/492-080816103010-426582124.jpeg)

And on the platform
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/42/492-080816103017-42660169.jpeg)

The tour spent a night in a local hostel to see their tour continue. They picked up a new class 60 and went back through Redcar and onwards to Middlesbrough and Eaglescliffe whre the train took the route headed for the ECML and onwards south.

Here the tour is seen speeding through Northallerton ...



And the helicopter shot:



Somewhere in the depths of my camera I have arrivals at Northallerton and the venture down the link line. All this coming up soon

cheers
Kirky


Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on August 08, 2016, 04:49:44 pm
Thanks for those pictures and videos. The coach looks well at home there.
I'm intrigued by the two lines of numbers above the layout in the second photo?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: kirky on August 08, 2016, 04:59:02 pm
I'm intrigued by the two lines of numbers above the layout in the second photo?

Nothing particularly exciting Im afraid. Its simply a whiteboard with some sort of scoring on it. The layouts are in a sports hall in a college. Sorry.

Kirky
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on August 08, 2016, 05:06:11 pm
I'm intrigued by the two lines of numbers above the layout in the second photo?

Nothing particularly exciting Im afraid. Its simply a whiteboard with some sort of scoring on it. The layouts are in a sports hall in a college. Sorry.

Kirky
And there was I thinking it was something REALLY interesting  :D
I forgot to say by the way that the layout looks terrific. Brilliant stuff.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: petercharlesfagg on August 12, 2016, 07:24:30 pm
Friends, Coach has arrived in sunny Northampton!

It will take a few days to clear my rubbish ,wife etc. and then I will post some static images.

I do not have any landscaping but will attempt to gather interest with what I can muster!

regards, Peter.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bob Tidbury on August 12, 2016, 07:35:36 pm
Good to hear from you Peter and I'm sure whatever you manage to do will be welcombe on here ,no pressure so no rushing about just to put a photo on here ,
Your health must come first and we all understand your situation .
I wish you the best .
Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on September 18, 2016, 07:45:42 pm
Just wondering where the coach is now?
Has it completed it's tour now and.......will there be a new coach/wagon for 2016/17 ??
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: midsummerend on September 18, 2016, 10:37:58 pm
Not quite, the Tour Coach is heading to Midsummer End ready for the Dapol Collectors Club Open Day and Thetford Model Railway show at the very beginning of October and I think there is someone after me also.

Regards

Steven
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Tank on September 19, 2016, 11:39:15 am
Has it completed it's tour now and.......will there be a new coach/wagon for 2016/17 ??


If Adam @captainelectra (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=9) could knock up some decals for a couple of wagons, then I'm happy?  Too late for a 2016, so perhaps a 2016 and 2017 together?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Malc on September 19, 2016, 12:11:31 pm
After missing Steven at TINGS, I'm off to the post office now!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: captainelectra on September 19, 2016, 07:30:32 pm
Has it completed it's tour now and.......will there be a new coach/wagon for 2016/17 ??


If Adam @captainelectra ([url]http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=profile;u=9[/url]) could knock up some decals for a couple of wagons, then I'm happy?  Too late for a 2016, so perhaps a 2016 and 2017 together?


I'm sure that won't be a problem. 😀
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: midsummerend on October 03, 2016, 08:28:46 am
Hi All, I'm pleased to confirm that the 2015 Tour coach is still going strong.  It arrived at Midsummer End last week just in time for the Dapol Collectors Club open day.  A few photos below show her in the hands of N Class 868 at Midsummer End.  She also came out for a play at the Small trains event at the East Anglian Railway Museum yesterday.  Next is a trip to the Thetford Model show next weekend with a run on the Model Heritage Railway layout during the week.  More photos will follow but for now I'll leave these two photos..

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/4694-031016082511.jpeg)(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/44/4694-031016082613.jpeg)

Thanks to Tank and Malc/Peter for getting the coach to me in time for the Dapol Open Day!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Bealman on October 03, 2016, 09:11:24 am
Cool!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Gary Burcombe on October 03, 2016, 09:39:19 am
If you're going to have two wagons, one could always be nominated as the 2016 wagon and the other for 2017?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: midsummerend on October 03, 2016, 09:53:20 am
I personally think it might be worth doing a 2017/2018 tour wagon instead as 2016 is as good as over now..  It's taken 2 years to tour the coach, so 2017/2018 for the wagon would fit well.

Regards

Steve
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: Topcat on October 03, 2016, 10:44:10 am
A 1975/6 one would suit my layout more!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: midsummerend on October 08, 2016, 07:24:52 pm
The tour coach had a final run out today before retiring to Tank.  Today Midsummer End visited Thetford & District Model Rail Society exhibition and the tour coach came along too.

Here the touch coach has a run out behind Southern N Class 868



Thanks to Tank for letting the coach come for a last run out and I can't wait to see the next tour wagons.

Regards

Steve.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
Post by: port perran on October 08, 2016, 08:01:04 pm
Thanks for an excellent short video.