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Title: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Tank on January 28, 2011, 08:42:52 pm
:Class31: :NGFWagonTour: :NGFWagonTour:

Participant List and Rules For The NGF Tour.



Rules:-



Participants List:-

Private Message Tank to be added to it.  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).

Tank
Findus
Lawrence
Jonclox
Shiney Sheff
Ollie3440
Chris
Claude Dreyfus
Zwilnik
haeckmaen (for an exhibition in July)
SteamerDave
Porkie
Mirrlees (for Lem. Spa exhibition on 10th and 11th Sept)
Mustermark
cookiescrumble
Alex Crawford
Chris
polo2k
DATAjammer

Claude Dreyfus (2nd Visit)

Thank you!
:NGAUGE: :NGaugeForum: :NGF:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on February 06, 2011, 07:10:52 pm
Right, here is the finished product, so they will be on the move to Lawrence by next week. :thumbsup:

Keep signing up everyone. ;)


(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/DSC03501.jpg)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/DSC03506.jpg)

 :NGaugeForum:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on February 06, 2011, 09:50:48 pm
These look great now. Would love to take part.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on February 06, 2011, 10:01:04 pm
Would also be interested...these would look very effective as part of our container train on Yamanouchi Oshika... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on March 30, 2011, 11:16:01 pm
I'm making a Google Map of the tour for everyone to see of the tour.  Now, I will ask to make sure members agree to having their rough location and screen-name put on it. :thumbsup:

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&t=h&hl=en&msa=0&msid=216355588939094573582.00049fba0aa551bc926ec&z=9 (http://maps.google.co.uk/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&t=h&hl=en&msa=0&msid=216355588939094573582.00049fba0aa551bc926ec&z=9)
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: findus on April 02, 2011, 10:45:30 pm
Alright here are the first pictures for the tour, i will add some more if i can work out how to use the camera correctly  :camera:



(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/ngf%20wagon%20tour/ngfpics8.jpg)
(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/ngf%20wagon%20tour/ngfpics6.jpg)
(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/ngf%20wagon%20tour/ngfpics5.jpg)
(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/ngf%20wagon%20tour/ngfpics4.jpg)
(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/ngf%20wagon%20tour/ngfpics2.jpg)
(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/ngf%20wagon%20tour/ngfpic.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on April 02, 2011, 10:47:36 pm
Very good mate.  Glad they got there safely. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: haeckmaen on April 05, 2011, 10:10:13 pm
Nice to see the NGF vans are carried out in Deutsche Bahn red so far ;D
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: findus on April 05, 2011, 11:57:47 pm
Nice to see the NGF vans are carried out in Deutsche Bahn red so far ;D

Brand new out the box so thought why not  8)

It was going to be my class 37 ews if DB 66 had not of arrived
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Lawrence on April 16, 2011, 07:33:58 pm
Don't have a layout as such so quickly chucked some Kato track (thanks Mick) on the floor and you have this

Pulled by a Japanese Railway ED75
(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w308/lawrence1961/ed752.jpg)

(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w308/lawrence1961/ed751.jpg)

I thought I would give you DMU guys a treat and got my Kiha 58 out of the box
(http://i179.photobucket.com/albums/w308/lawrence1961/kiha58.jpg)

so over to you jonclox, pm me with your name and address and they will go in the post on Monday
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on April 16, 2011, 07:44:41 pm
Well done mate, looking good.  I didn't it even realise they'd moved on. ;D
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: findus on April 16, 2011, 10:26:31 pm
Well done mate, looking good.  I didn't it even realise they'd moved on. ;D

Oh tank just thought i would let you know the wagons have moved on!!  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:  

Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on April 17, 2011, 09:03:22 am
 ::) ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: jonclox on April 19, 2011, 09:44:01 am


so over to you jonclox, pm me with your name and address and they will go in the post on Monday
:o :o Yoiks !  I best get my best suit cleaned and my shoes polished in readyness for these guests .
Will I have to pay import tax as they are coming into England from Scotland ?
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Lawrence on April 19, 2011, 12:09:43 pm

 :o :o Yoiks !  I best get my best suit cleaned and my shoes polished in readyness for these guests .
Will I have to pay import tax as they are coming into England from Scotland ?

 :evil: :evil:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Shiney Sheff on April 19, 2011, 08:56:03 pm
My turn soon then :thumbsup:

Best get the camera battery charged  :camera:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: jonclox on April 20, 2011, 04:10:47 pm
My turn soon then :thumbsup:

Best get the camera battery charged  :camera:

Yup they will be with you next week Shiney just as soon as they have Eastered in the sunny souf with me  :thumbsup:....
I mean once my camera batteries have charged up and Ive taken some pictures
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: jonclox on April 20, 2011, 04:12:36 pm
Well tthey have arrived in the sunny souf thanks to Lawrence and Mr Postie  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on April 25, 2011, 06:44:47 pm
Come on then, where are the pictures?!   ::) :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: jonclox on April 26, 2011, 09:50:25 am
Come on then, where are the pictures?!   ::) :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
:-[ :-[ um...... errrrr ..... the films still being developed  :(

('Onest guv.....now would I lie to you? )
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: jonclox on April 26, 2011, 11:07:17 am
Come on then, where are the pictures?!   ::) :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

Stop bullying me  ???
Not my best offerings but a bad back and breathing problems rather messed up photo sessions etc :(
(http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff474/jonclox/N%20gauge/001.jpg)
(http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff474/jonclox/N%20gauge/002-1.jpg)
(http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff474/jonclox/N%20gauge/003.jpg)
(http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff474/jonclox/N%20gauge/004.jpg)
(http://i1237.photobucket.com/albums/ff474/jonclox/N%20gauge/005.jpg)
The wagons choose not to like my code 80 track with its tight curves so I didn't get to enjoy running them much  :'( nice models tho.
Would try again this week but Shiney is waiting his turn
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on April 26, 2011, 11:12:31 am
Very good pictures fella.  Sorry to hear they didn't like your curves. :thumbsdown:  I'm sure it won't matter if you kept them until the weekend. ;)  I like the different levels you have on the layout.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: jonclox on April 26, 2011, 11:30:04 am
  I'm sure it won't matter if you kept them until the weekend. ;)  I like the different levels you have on the layout.
#1...... Ive PMd Shiney to say they will be posted today/tomorrow latest.
#2....the parcel is packed etc.
#3 hmph :-\ there must be a #3 surely
As a youngster when I had a good old Hornby 3 rail train set I was always trying to get it o go 'uphill' and over bridges but always failed to get a satisfactory outcome so now Ive started  (30/40 years later) in N gauge one of my 1st challenges was to get an extra level up above the rest of the layout.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Shiney Sheff on April 29, 2011, 06:58:48 pm
Wagons arrived in Sheffield yesterday all safe and sound  :NGFWagonTour:

Will have to get snapping and post some pics  :camera:

Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Shiney Sheff on April 30, 2011, 04:53:50 pm
Not good news I'm afraid chaps   :(

Just got them onto my track and it seems there is a problem with both wagons not wanting to go round any curves at all without falling off,so looks like it was not jonclox track that was at fault.

I will PM Tank to see if it's ok for me to effect a repair job as the bogies are quite stiff on their pivot points so as soon as they get to a curve they just want to go straight on.

Hopefully normal service will resume asap  :thumbsup:

Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: jonclox on May 01, 2011, 09:25:57 am
Not good news I'm afraid chaps   :(

Just got them onto my track and it seems there is a problem with both wagons not wanting to go round any curves at all without falling off,so looks like it was not jonclox track that was at fault.

I will PM Tank to see if it's ok for me to effect a repair job as the bogies are quite stiff on their pivot points so as soon as they get to a curve they just want to go straight


Well its good that they have arrived for you but not the rest of the post.
Yes they  did seem stiff to me but I thought it might have been the fact that they are so long and therefore not designed for tight curves.I ont think it was anything that  had done wrong but you ave me worried now :-[
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Shiney Sheff on May 01, 2011, 10:38:00 pm
All repaired and in good working order, they now go round 1st radius curves  :thumbsup:

Just need to take some pics and get them posted tomorrow

Bob
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on May 02, 2011, 08:42:27 am
Thanks Bob! :thumbsup:  I have to say that they never came off of my layout, but there weren't tight curves on it.  Good work though. :beers:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: jonclox on May 02, 2011, 10:00:45 am
All repaired and in good working order, they now go round 1st radius curves  :thumbsup:

Bob
Thanks Bob for fixing the problem and for the PM saying it wasn`t my fault. I felt really bad about it.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on May 02, 2011, 10:43:17 am
I felt really bad about it.  :thumbsup:

 ;D  A 100 fixing fee needs to be sent to Bob. ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: jonclox on May 02, 2011, 11:31:49 am
I felt really bad about it.  :thumbsup:

 ;D  A 100 fixing fee needs to be sent to Bob. ;) :thumbsup:
Oh good he`s dropped his fee by 400 without me even arguing over it......I`ll have to write him a new cheque for just 100
Thanks for negotiating the lower fee for me Tank  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on May 02, 2011, 11:35:43 am
 :o :thumbsdown:



 :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Shiney Sheff on May 02, 2011, 02:21:38 pm
All donations gratefully accepted guys and I take any recognized currency   :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Shiney Sheff on May 02, 2011, 02:32:09 pm
Hope you like the pictures

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll200/bobcat58/IMG_1333-1.jpg)

Baby Deltic on the incline

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll200/bobcat58/IMG_1339.jpg)

Lion over the crossing

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll200/bobcat58/IMG_1340.jpg)

Lion on the incline with DP 2 Deltic in foreground

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll200/bobcat58/IMG_1342.jpg)

Kestrel on the curve

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll200/bobcat58/IMG_1351.jpg)

Silver Fox at the top of the incline

(http://i288.photobucket.com/albums/ll200/bobcat58/IMG_1360.jpg)

City of Sheffield on the down line


Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on May 02, 2011, 02:39:53 pm
Lovely pictures, and some great loco's you've got there.  Did you make and paint them?
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Shiney Sheff on May 02, 2011, 02:48:07 pm
All done from kits and painted by myself

I have a lot of obscure loco's that you can't get rtr some bought made up but most done by myself,I suppose that's my thing

At the moment I am just finishing the last two coaches of the LMS streamlined Coronation set in blue with the silver stripes
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: jonclox on May 02, 2011, 03:38:21 pm
Looks like youve got a great layout and stock there  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Ollie3440 on May 06, 2011, 05:23:14 pm
Got a lovely parcel in the post today :D

I must say they look rather good in the flesh. Will get them sent on during the week and pictures will follow

 :NGFWagonTour: :NGFWagonTour:

Ollie
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on May 06, 2011, 06:26:02 pm
I must say they look rather good in the flesh.

Glad you approve mate. ;D  Looking forward to the piccies. :camera:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Ollie3440 on May 14, 2011, 08:45:49 pm
It's picture time :D

First of all the wagons visited my big home layout:
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC13110.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC13111.jpg)

Here they met a fellow forum's tour:
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC13115.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC13116.jpg)

They then took a trip to my club last wednesday:
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC13152.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC13151.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC13148.jpg)

And today they took pride of place on Bewdley at the Bloxwich Exhibition:
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC13154.jpg)

Will be sending them on to Chris this coming monday :D

Enjoy!

Ollie
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on May 14, 2011, 09:00:31 pm
Great photo's Ollie. :camera:  Good to see them shared with the NRM forums triplets. :thumbsup:  Your club layout is great too, thanks!
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: findus on May 14, 2011, 10:33:18 pm
They look really good on your layout, seem to fit the style very well  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Ollie3440 on May 19, 2011, 12:05:15 pm
Well i got the wagons sent out to Chris yesterday, but i just had time to get some pics of the twins on my Uni layout

(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC13160.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC13169.jpg)

Ollie
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on May 19, 2011, 12:37:00 pm
Nice one Ollie.  Great pictures - it's coming on well. :A1Tornado:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on May 24, 2011, 05:50:41 pm
Well I received a parcel today which jolted my memory that I've not updated on here for a while :-[

The wagons arrived safely despite the postie ignoring the "Recorded Signed For" label and dumping the parcel in the gas meter box. I've done a couple of daylight photos then will do some more when it goes dark so I can photograph them under the floodlights, then I am preparing a little video.

 :Class37: :Class37: :NGFWagonTour: :NGFWagonTour:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on May 24, 2011, 05:55:45 pm
Nice one Chris.  I know you're great with your camera, so these will be good.  :)

Well I received a parcel today which jolted my memory that I've not updated on here for a while :-[

Yes, I was getting worried you'd forgotten about us. :o ;D
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on May 24, 2011, 06:49:50 pm
I also have a dedicated camcorder now that replaced my old Fuji camera for video so will have a play around with that tonight.

I'm finding lately that I'm spending a lot less time on forums and the inter-web generally, partly due to being back at work part-time and also due to spending a lot more time outdoors now that my health and weather permits. I'm fast becoming a trainspotter now, finding more and more things to film around Norfolk's railways! Expenditure on the layout has been scaled back due to diminishing funds, being limited to smaller ebay purchases.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on May 24, 2011, 06:55:56 pm
You've certainly been taking some great pictures from what I've seen on facebook. You're lucky to have so many different loco's and trains coming past.  Feel free to put them on the photo's section if you want. :camera: :thumbsup:  I've slowed down on my layout too, for the same reason... 's.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on May 24, 2011, 07:13:44 pm
Don't worry Chris, I will! I don't know if it's becuase this year's been a good year for railtours or if it's just because I now make the effort to see them but this year has been a good one for railtours around this area. We have a couple of kettles coming our way over the next few weeks too so will be out for them.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on May 24, 2011, 10:32:36 pm
Right - here are the photos from the very special visit to Old Warren today.

This afternoon D1015 Western Champion breezed past the depot with the wagons bound for Old Warren town where a publicity event was taking place:-

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3599/5755782723_b923311df6_b_d.jpg)

Then after nightfall, the wagons returned past the depot behind 37069 and 37218 bound for the docks ready to be shipped to Japan (almost bowled by a cement working!).

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3313/5755782993_f0071b7cfa_b_d.jpg)
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3238/5755783317_80c6839044_b_d.jpg)

And another view by another spotter in the field:-

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3131/5756326900_1c57847305_b_d.jpg)

I also put together a video of the afternoon and evening's spotting!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBN5cYQkzTg
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Dock Shunter on May 24, 2011, 11:40:07 pm
Superb vid of a very atmospheric layout :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on May 25, 2011, 08:04:02 pm
Cheers. Word has it the wagons left the UK today bound for Japan, travelling overnight tonight!

Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on May 26, 2011, 09:07:14 am
Superb video and pictures. :thumbsup:  Good to see them moving along nicely on the layout.  The lighting in the yard looks great. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on May 28, 2011, 11:37:58 pm
Heavy freight finished on this small Japanese back-water many years ago. What is left is a small but regular transfer flow, which brings a DE10, or even occasionally a DD51, through to the town; breaking the monotony of DMUs. This time, however is a little different, as a special container train made its way down to the branch...with some rather interesting wagons...
(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/Container1.jpg)

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/Container2.jpg)

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/Container3.jpg)

The locals were unsure of what the 'N Gauge Forum' actually produced; or if NGF is a product, how much they actually required bearing in mind four containers-worth of the stuff was heading their way... The vicious rumour that all the NGF produced was a lot of hot air and wind was discounted by the very reasonable observation that the container flats would have needed to have been loaded with pressurised tanks, as opposed to standard containers, for such hazardous material!

These Yamanishi Prefecture folk are such little tinkers aren't they?

Anyhow, the Micro Ace DD51 brough the containers, along with a BBC example (constructed from the paper kit available from the BBC website when they first launched the 'Box'), and a couple of standard offerings to a rather bare station. Buildings have started to temporarily appear; however it will still be some time before the town has the air of permanence the residents so desire...at least their track-work is stable!

Next up (hopefully next Friday) will be a visit to the larger town of Yamanouchi Oshika; which itself is undergoing some serious redevelopment.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on May 29, 2011, 09:49:15 am
Glad to hear that the containers reached the news on your layout.   :)  Hopefully they won't find out that they're full of unsecured nuclear waste. :o ;D

The BBC container looks great too.  I used to follow that online.
Title: Re: Official NF Waggon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: jonclox on June 23, 2011, 04:17:10 pm
Any news of where they are now or are they terrorist hostages somewhere out in the Orient ?  :'( :'(
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on June 23, 2011, 10:12:22 pm
They're still with Claude Dreyfus.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Zwilnik on July 05, 2011, 07:52:33 pm
The tour has just arrived at Ives Yard.

08763 is shunting them into the yard after D163 (yet to get its new livery as it's well away from its home depot just as the blue changeover is happening) delivered them safely from the docks after their voyage from Japan. They're sharing the sidings with the Ives End GWR Society's Clun Castle and its short rake of Collets for the evening, so they'll be in good company until they get to run around the main line (currently under repair after an attack by a giant radioactive cat which also hitched a lift over from Japan) tomorrow.

(http://web.mac.com/zwilnik/iweb/ngaugepics/NGFArrival.jpg)

(it was all sounding so historically plausible until the giant radioactive cat bit too ;) )
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: findus on July 05, 2011, 07:57:09 pm
looking good cant wait to see more pictures of your layout and wagons.

The wagons are looking a little weathered since my visit, wish i had tagged them up with some n gauge graffiti stickers..

also We want picturs of the cat!!  :P
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Zwilnik on July 05, 2011, 08:20:17 pm
This is the cat just as brave RAF helicopter crews distracted it with a giant ball of string..

(http://web.mac.com/zwilnik/iweb/ngaugepics/MonsterCat.jpg)

Despite getting shot at by its laser eyebeams, they managed to safely lure it away to the Bide A Wee Giant Kitty Sanctuary somewhere on Dartmoor.

More shots of the wagons later :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: findus on July 05, 2011, 09:06:04 pm
That has made my day  :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing: :smiley-laughing:

If there was a competition running for picture of the week you are a winner  :thumbsup:
The eyes are amazing  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Zwilnik on July 05, 2011, 09:31:58 pm

The eyes are amazing  :smiley-laughing:

No photoshop required either, natural cats eyes effect from the camera light :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: findus on July 05, 2011, 09:45:10 pm

The eyes are amazing  :smiley-laughing:

No photoshop required either, natural cats eyes effect from the camera light :)

tapetum lucidum, thin layer of tissue that sits just behind the retina  ;)
the best we can get is a cataract  :thumbsdown:

or photoshop  :P
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on July 05, 2011, 10:38:40 pm
Good to see them on the road again. Mea Culpa over the delay...rather hoping to get pictures of them on Yamanouchi Oshika, however twas not to be... :(
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Zwilnik on July 06, 2011, 06:07:28 pm
More pics.

Raveningham Hall takes the early morning GWR Heritage run while we wait for the wagons to be picked up for their day out.

(http://web.mac.com/zwilnik/iweb/ngaugepics/NGFWTHall.jpg)

Collected by 47404 Hadrian, the wagons are run around the main line below the village of Ives End

(http://web.mac.com/zwilnik/iweb/ngaugepics/NGFWTBack.jpg)

While Hadrian waits for a signal to clear, restored Pannier Tank 4612 is shunting in the yard just like it used to do in the post war years.

(http://web.mac.com/zwilnik/iweb/ngaugepics/NGFWTShunting.jpg)

more in a bit..
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on July 06, 2011, 10:20:39 pm
Thanks for the pictures, and for showing them on your great layout. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Zwilnik on July 11, 2011, 05:06:15 pm
http://youtu.be/84QvQd7-iHM    in action :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on July 11, 2011, 08:35:13 pm
Excellent video. :NGAUGE:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on July 11, 2011, 09:13:54 pm
Yep, agree it's an excellent video and the layout looks great too.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: lesmond on July 11, 2011, 09:40:51 pm
Have to agree with that, super video and an excellent layout.

Thanks for sharing  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Zwilnik on July 13, 2011, 01:34:17 pm
The wagons are now off on a short diversion to Germany for haeckmaen's exhibition.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: haeckmaen on July 18, 2011, 08:12:38 pm
Hi,

thanks to some probably conspirative action (but not mine :angel:) the wagons made their short cut to Germany and I happily received them from the post office this morning.

To give evidence they are really in Germany I showed them the next Biergarten first, however no one is having their beers  :beers: there at the moment since the weather is not as one could expect in an average July.

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour/Ngaugewagontour1.jpg)

Before taking them to the meeting next weekend I decided to give them a run on Sarnau, my previous roundy-roundy running-in layout. Unsurprisingly, they do not like S-curves in radius 1, but no problems on the outer loop.

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour/Ngaugewagontour6.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour/Ngaugewagontour5.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour/Ngaugewagontour4.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour/Ngaugewagontour3.jpg)

Afterwards they caused some trouble at the year 50's goods yard where no one of the staff had an idea how to unload them and so they were quickly pulled out by an 08 again. However this won't be a problem on the exhibition since operation will be focussed on stock 1985 onwards I assume they'll make a perfect fit.

More pics to follow soon!

Matthias
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: McRuss on July 19, 2011, 09:55:41 pm
Hello Matthias,

I can't wait to see the wagons on the Great-britN layout next weekend.

Markus
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on July 19, 2011, 09:59:24 pm
Thanks for the great pictures, and for showing your super layout.  Looking forward to seeing them at the show.  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on July 20, 2011, 09:50:21 am
Excellent photos. Looking forward to seeing the others too.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: haeckmaen on July 25, 2011, 05:44:43 pm
Hi,

with the meeting having come to a successful end yesterday, it's now time to show what happened to our special guests from Britain. First, apologies for not having managed to take pics of them on every single modular section of the layouts shown last weekend, but I'm in good hope some additions from other forum members around here may take place ;)

The wagons made their first trip on the Epoche 5 continental layout of a mainly Frankfurt based group dedicated to modelling current industrial traffic in N gauge. The wagons were quite a good fit all around the layout.

Following this expedition, they were put where they actually belonged and transferred to the British modular layout. This mainly consisted of forum member McRuss, mine and another fellow modeller's sections, set together into one Y-shaped and timetable operated layout. This meant the forum wagons making a rather long trip from Scotland to Penzance via a Cambrian Coast based motive power depot and its sidings several times.


(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0722.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0726.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0734.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0732.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0791.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0730.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0802.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0800.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0799.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0796.jpg[img][img]http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0751.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0749.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0778.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0779.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0787.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0786.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0744.jpg)

(http://i1112.photobucket.com/albums/k485/maenhaeck/Model%20and%20real%20life%20railway%20pictures/N%20gauge%20forum%20wagon%20tour%20pics%20at%20Lohr%20meeting/IMG_0805.jpg)

I hope you like the pics and many thanks to all who made it possible to have the wagons on show.

Wagons will be shipped back to Britain tomorrow with SteamerDave awaiting them, so the tour is hopefully not going to be delayed too much by the detour to Germany :wave:

Matthias

Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on July 25, 2011, 06:41:33 pm
Wow what a superb layout! Great pics.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Lawrence on July 25, 2011, 07:57:03 pm
Great pictures and a smashing layout, can we expect an influx of your countrymen to the forum now
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: newportnobby on July 25, 2011, 08:48:37 pm
Nice pics :camera: Great scenery modelling :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: MacRat on July 25, 2011, 10:21:21 pm
....can we expect an influx of your countrymen to the forum now

Well, those of us who are interested in british railways are mostly here already, I think.

I checked my photos but I didn't manage to take a single picture of the NGF containers, although I had them in one of my trains. I've posted my pictures over in the other thread http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=846.msg14952#msg14952
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: McRuss on July 26, 2011, 12:02:39 pm
Here are some pictures of the wagons, I made during our meeting.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-zdfjw9focIw/Ti1TaQY1txI/AAAAAAAAAVo/zRNZJIIViR8/s800/P7230408.JPG)

A short goods train at Borve

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-yeepaOZCp88/Ti1TqZXRtfI/AAAAAAAAAWA/O1wgCppXdb0/s800/P7240414.JPG)

The Fiddle Yard

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-FhjdxgDuEsU/Ti1T1oboFUI/AAAAAAAAAWU/Gsj83AXRacg/s800/P7240419.JPG)

The Wagontour container wagons on the continent

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-i3Eb_IqRg-o/Ti1UeefIPcI/AAAAAAAAAXU/ZvHVgHLturA/s800/P7240435.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-11qGmKFrSeg/Ti1Uk_RkiNI/AAAAAAAAAXY/-YRoSiTQIcg/s800/P7240436.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-scDAPoLrJU0/Ti1UnOlJ7vI/AAAAAAAAAXg/fmEFf4Meubo/s800/P7240438.JPG[img]Shunting at Earlish[img]https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-Alp_JmZloRY/Ti1U1E92w9I/AAAAAAAAAXw/8N34mSdPiBw/s800/P7240442.JPG)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-RZZXsnQqDaE/Ti1U1X-E4sI/AAAAAAAAAX0/3X6Oj8B-9z4/s800/P7240443.JPG)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Q2_1eY6wqwE/Ti1U8g9Rt6I/AAAAAAAAAYA/IE6i8S8b7h0/s800/P7240445.JPG)

Markus
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on July 26, 2011, 03:38:12 pm
Great pictures, and a great layout(s)!  Is this a club layout, or your own?
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: McRuss on July 26, 2011, 04:02:37 pm
Hello Tank,

the modules are owned by the individuals. Most of us are member of FREMO, but the modules are not owned by FREMO.

Markus
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: haeckmaen on July 26, 2011, 04:23:38 pm
Great pictures, and a great layout(s)!  Is this a club layout, or your own?


Hi Chris, and hi Markus,
maybe we should explain this since I guess not everyone around here entering the wagon tour thread may be familiar what this Fremo stuff is about. The modular sections the wagons are shown on all belong, as McRuss mentioned, to individual modellers and are genuinely intended not only to be run at each ones home but in meetings with other fellow modellers. For example, the Epoch 5 continental industrial sections belong to about five different members, whilst the British based sections are owned by three persons, McRuss, me, and a third fellow who is responsible for some great sections such als the small Scottish halt ("Earlish") and the steel girder bridge pictured above. However, it is to admit that the very most modules are actually in the hands of McRuss who can form an exhibition layout on his own.

If anyone interested the construction of such modular sections is described here on the forum for example:
Here: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=846.0
and there: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=438.45

Both Fremo modellers dedicated to continental and British railways in Germany are unified by the idea of building their layouts to certain standardized changeovers so they can be combined mostly however this is desired. And this, combined with the idea of timetable based operation, is what Fremo is all about. It's fun  :D

Matthias
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: haeckmaen on July 26, 2011, 05:57:53 pm
The  :NGFWagonTour: :NGFWagonTour: started their way back to Britain about an hour ago at the Deutsche Post DHL office so hopefully they'll arrive at steamerdave's soon and well. Bye bye :wave:

Matthias  
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: steamerdave on July 27, 2011, 12:51:58 pm
Thanks Mathias, great pictures on a great layout, I would love the room to do something like that, so they are travelling back to the UK with DHL, better not have my uniform on when they turn up as I am a UPS employee!!!!
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: steamerdave on July 28, 2011, 12:47:51 pm
Well they arrived this morning, DHL took great care in getting them back to the UK, great looking models though It will be the weekend before I get time for photos

Roll on the weekend!! 
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: steamerdave on August 07, 2011, 05:30:04 pm
Well its been a real pleasure to have these wagons, they made me see another dimension in my layout. Sorry the pics are a bit late but while decorating the staircase I managed to miss a step on a ladder and fall down the stairs finishing up rather battered, bruised and very stiff, back up and about now.

(http://img508.imageshack.us/img508/9/dscf1591.jpg)
(http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/9016/dscf1586c.jpg)
(http://img225.imageshack.us/img225/6065/dscf1588y.jpg)

Will be sending these on to Porkie as soon as he gives me his details
Regards Dave
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: findus on August 07, 2011, 05:41:55 pm
Great pictures, love the church and the funeral thats taking place  :smiley-laughing:

hope its not for anybody we all know  :-\
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: porkie on August 07, 2011, 05:44:06 pm
Great pics people....

Looking forward to their arrival.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on August 07, 2011, 06:44:29 pm
Nice clear pictures Dave.  :camera: I see you've used Micro Machines...  They are something I used to collect, and I still have about 2000 of them.  Mainly the 'Desert Storm' military ones.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: steamerdave on August 07, 2011, 07:08:18 pm
Tank, the micro machines were in a handful of toot I gave a pound for at Pedham Place boot sale, not to sure about them staying there, until I find something a bit more authentic they will do.
Thanks for the comments though, Im never to sure if what I have done really does look right. Originally this was going to be a Steam only venture but having visited several exhibitions now I find a lot of the late diesels look really good so my wife treated me to a couple, I think they look ok anyway!!!!
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on August 07, 2011, 09:17:54 pm
Thanks for the comments though, Im never to sure if what I have done really does look right.

There will always be someone who thinks that something isn't perfect, no matter how realistic something looks.  As long as it makes you happy, then that is what the hobby is about.  :)  You should see some of the awful things that I've made, and yet I was proud of them at the time!  :D
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: longbridge on August 07, 2011, 09:49:58 pm
Great looking layout and the car wreckers is a great idea.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: porkie on August 16, 2011, 08:22:14 pm
The wagons arrived today on a short trip working :thumbsup:

Will post  :camera: on saturday
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: McRuss on August 20, 2011, 08:40:56 am
Here is a short movie from the container bogies during the Great-britN meeting.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3vTULaCN4U

Markus
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on August 20, 2011, 09:43:37 am
Great video, and superb layout as always.  :)  Thanks for posting it.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Dock Shunter on August 20, 2011, 10:01:56 am
Nice vid... :thumbsup:
Really like the camera angles for the shots of the wagons
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: porkie on August 24, 2011, 09:16:14 pm
Ok peeps...
Sorry for the wait.

Here are the wagons spotted on the felixstowe to coatbridge working.

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/porkie1978/model%20stuff/DSCF2441.jpg)

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/porkie1978/model%20stuff/DSCF2440.jpg)

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/porkie1978/model%20stuff/DSCF2434.jpg)

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/porkie1978/model%20stuff/DSCF2437.jpg)

(http://i269.photobucket.com/albums/jj53/porkie1978/model%20stuff/DSCF2439.jpg)

Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: newportnobby on August 24, 2011, 09:22:01 pm
Hi Porkie - great pics, great layout :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on August 24, 2011, 09:42:48 pm
Well done Porkie! :thumbsup:  Layouts looking good.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: OwL on August 24, 2011, 09:59:45 pm
Steamerdave and Porkie Great pictures :camera: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mirrlees on September 03, 2011, 09:30:43 pm
The Wagons have arrived into Wiltshire for a mega amount of Layouts.

So far the following are booked.

Choates Lant at TINGS
Hedges Hill at TINGS
South Devon Model Railway Society Club layout (Abbotskerswell, Devon)
Wessex Road at Chippenham

The following are not yet confirmed :-

Griswald at Chippenham
NGS mini stand at Chippenham
Sandsfoot Bay at Chippenham.
Plus any others I can blag at TINGS.

Pictures will be submnitted.

Cheers All.

T.

Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on September 03, 2011, 10:27:59 pm
Fantastic Tim!  I can't wait to see pictures, and hopefully get some more members. 

If I could get to TINGs then I'd have a go at Dapol and Bachmann for not replying to my emails about advertising on here and telling us of their product updates!   :smiley-laughing:  You'd think they'd jump at the chance to take part in a forum such as this. :-\
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mirrlees on September 16, 2011, 09:39:06 am
 :NGFWagonTour: :NGFWagonTour:

Choates Lane

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/NGF/DSC_2674-1.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/NGF/DSC_2675-1.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/NGF/DSC_2676-1.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/NGF/DSC_2677-1.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/NGF/DSC_2678-1.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/NGF/DSC_2679-1.jpg)

Hedges Hill Cutting

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/NGF/DSC_2689-1.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/NGF/DSC_2690-1.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/NGF/DSC_2691-1.jpg)

More to come soon !
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on September 16, 2011, 09:46:56 am
Wonderful pictures Tim, and superb layouts. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mirrlees on September 18, 2011, 08:28:49 pm
 :NGFWagonTour: :NGFWagonTour:

Photographed on the West Wilts Model Railway Circle's "Seven UPP".  Their test track.

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/Model%20Railways/029.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/Model%20Railways/028.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/Model%20Railways/027.jpg)

(http://i282.photobucket.com/albums/kk275/Choates_Lane/Model%20Railways/026.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mustermark on November 15, 2011, 12:37:42 am
The NGF Wagon Tour reached North Carolina today.  Along with the December issue of Model Rail, the parcel was in my mailbox when I got home.  That makes it a good day.
 :thumbsup:


(A great day would've been my Bubble cars from Hattons in there too.  Three weeks and counting!  Why do things take so long to get here from Liverpool???) ???

Anyway, I have just spent the last few weeks ::) wiring up my signals and I'm about ready for something different.  I will take some pictures of the wagons at the weekend. :camera:

 :NGFWagonTour: :NGFWagonTour:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mirrlees on November 15, 2011, 12:51:45 am
Glad it got there ok !
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on November 15, 2011, 09:24:49 pm
Cracking set of photos. Nice to see this is still going and has now travelled the globe!
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mustermark on November 24, 2011, 04:52:37 pm
 :NGFWagonTour: :NGFWagonTour:


The NGF Wagon Tour has reached Reading General, housed at home in North Carolina USA.


(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/NGF%20Wagon%20Tour/DSC_0009.jpg)


(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/NGF%20Wagon%20Tour/DSC_0003.jpg)



I tried to take a video with my old camera... the auto focus is bad and it's very grainy, but here you can see 47 035 leave Platform 5 of Reading General, with a Class 108 5-car DMU arriving at Platform 9.  Then what all the trainspotters have been waiting for, the NGF wagon tour passes by at the back of Platform 10 on its way East...



http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMyeIYLT-Cs

http://youtu.be/lMyeIYLT-Cs (http://youtu.be/lMyeIYLT-Cs)
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mustermark on November 24, 2011, 05:00:14 pm
Sadly as my layout is distinctly unscenic, there isn't much to see, but the wagons have enjoyed a couple of days bustling round the layout behind Western Consort.

Cookiescrumble is next on the list.  I will get the packaged up and off early next week (it's Thanksgiving here so the PO will be shut the rest of this week).

Mark.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on November 24, 2011, 05:47:16 pm
Great layout Mark, and bigger than I remembered.  Nice one!  I'll try and watch the video later tonight. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: newportnobby on November 24, 2011, 06:06:11 pm
Cracking layout and great to see the NGF containers behind a Western :thumbsup: What do you intend with the station, Mark. Scratchbuilt, Metcalfe, Ratio, Peco???
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mustermark on November 24, 2011, 09:13:06 pm
What do you intend with the station, Mark. Scratchbuilt, Metcalfe, Ratio, Peco???

I will have to scratchbuild the station/ticket hall.  I plan to make the platforms from the Scalescenes kits and probably use Ratio canopies, but the station building will be scratchbuilt for sure.  I have a small bundle of bits including brick paper, etched windows and canopy roof-lights, to make the station/ticket hall and a bunch of photos to go by too.

Much of the town will end up being scratchbuilt... the one I'm looking forward to is the Metal Box building (or Queen's House as it is officially known), it is a big rail-side landmark as you pull in and out of the station so it will be a centre piece.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on November 24, 2011, 09:18:04 pm
I just saw the video - superb layout!  I'm VERY jealous of your RailTrack Autoballasters.  When are you going to sell them to me?!!   :smiley-laughing:  Have you got a picture of them?
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mustermark on November 24, 2011, 09:46:08 pm
Hi Tank,  I'm short on time today to post the pics on Photobucket, but here's a link to my autoballasters.  They were a great project to do from the NGS kits.

http://www.marksmodelrailway.com/Marks_Model_Railway/Rolling_Stock/Pages/Modern_Image.html (http://www.marksmodelrailway.com/Marks_Model_Railway/Rolling_Stock/Pages/Modern_Image.html)

Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on November 24, 2011, 09:54:52 pm
They look really good, and I like the weathering.  :)  Not for sale I take it.... ;) :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mustermark on November 24, 2011, 10:45:19 pm
Not for sale I'm afraid.  I love them too much and the hours of care it took, I am just too attached.  Aren't they coming out in Farish soon?  I can recommend the NGS kits though, they are really well designed and easy to do.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on November 24, 2011, 10:58:08 pm
Cracking layout and great to see the NGF containers behind a Western :thumbsup:


I did that!

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3599/5755782723_b923311df6_d.jpg)

Cracking photos Mark, and I see you have a wealth of blue-grey stock there so my old Mk1 restaurant should feel quite at home there!
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mustermark on November 24, 2011, 11:10:48 pm
Cracking photos Mark, and I see you have a wealth of blue-grey stock there so my old Mk1 restaurant should feel quite at home there!

Yes, it's coming to a good home!
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mustermark on November 28, 2011, 05:40:32 pm
The NGF Wagon Tour is on the move again.

Today I entrusted the precious cargo to the United States Postal Service bound for Scotland. Alex Crawford is up next.  Hoping I have missed the Xmas post, it should arrive in about 10 days.

Mark.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Alex on November 28, 2011, 06:15:15 pm
Hi Mark,

I'll let you know when it arrives.

Alex
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mustermark on November 28, 2011, 07:45:54 pm
 :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mirrlees on November 28, 2011, 08:19:31 pm
I have been asked to request the wagons again as there seems to be some layouts I missed ! LOL

 :NGFWagonTour: :NGFWagonTour:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Alex on December 07, 2011, 08:41:33 pm
The NGF Wagon Tour is on the move again.

Today I entrusted the precious cargo to the United States Postal Service bound for Scotland. Alex Crawford is up next.  Hoping I have missed the Xmas post, it should arrive in about 10 days.

Mark.

Hi Mark,

The wagons arrived today bang on time safe and sound. Excellent packaging by the way. I'll give them a run around the layout at the weekend and get some photos posted on Sunday.

Alex
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mustermark on December 07, 2011, 08:52:07 pm
Thanks for letting me know - I can breathe again.  Precious cargo.

Looking forward to the pics  :thumbsup: :camera:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Alex on December 10, 2011, 06:02:34 pm
Hi,

The wagons had a run around both layouts today. Quite cold conditions and my camera started playing up but I got some piccies. :thumbsup:

First off my Consolidation got the ball running by taking them through Snake Pass over the low bridge and in behind the stock pens before disappearing into the tunnel.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_8735.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_8740.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_8743.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_8744.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_8747.jpg)

My Class 27 muscled in and took them around the lower layout but this is when my camera started to play up so only one piccy of this.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_8755.jpg)

My Black 5 then took them around the upper road.

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_8764.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_8768.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_8770.jpg)

Finally a couple of shots of the wagons in the sidings

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_8777.jpg)

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f178/alexcrawford2008/N%20Gauge/100_8774.jpg)

Alex
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on December 10, 2011, 06:21:47 pm
Nice shots Alex. Looking forward to their return to Old Warren now that the layout is not mid-transformation.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on December 10, 2011, 07:09:25 pm
Great photos Alex.  And how many bridges have you got on your layout?!  Loads!  :D
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Alex on December 10, 2011, 07:12:55 pm
Hi Tank.

Thanks. There are 6 bridges at the moment, although two of them just consist of pieces of MDF as I haven't got around to building proper ones yet. :wave:

Alex
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on December 17, 2011, 09:48:49 pm
Well it was nice to welcome the wagons back to Old Warren TMD this afternoon! I have put together a video which is currently uploading to YouTube to advertise this tour & the forum itself.

To celebrate the visit, the staff at Old Warren TMD organised an open day. The previous night, 37218 and 37069 were observed hauling the wagons in top & tail formation, arriving at the Old Warren headshunt late in the evening. 37069 is seen leading the formation into the depot.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6527538173_b9f97f7fc5_o_d.jpg)

37069 was then detached so that 37218 could then shunt the wagons to the display point:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7006/6527538413_8282161d60_o_d.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7010/6527538727_ea11b34851_o_d.jpg)

37069 was then manouvred into position in front of 37218:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7166/6527539029_825eaa3e73_o_d.jpg)

Next day saw the open day, with West Coast Railways putting on a shuttle service from nearby Old Warren and Kingswood, comprising 3 of WCRC's pullman coaches and 57601. Not seen is the temporary platform:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7146/6527539331_b959272829_o_d.jpg)

Plenty of locos to be seen at the open day. These photos were taken before the crowds arrived:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6527539655_59843023ae_o_d.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7142/6527540055_7cbe7a5a40_o_d.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/6527541157_4a985d1606_o_d.jpg)

But there was no doubt as the real stars of the show!

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7144/6527540291_a074ae0666_o_d.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6527540515_55da302af4_o_d.jpg)
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6527540785_8173fafecf_o_d.jpg)

After the open day, the wagons went off to another nearby location, before finally setting off for the docks, bound for Yosemite Valley Railroad. 66566 took the wagons as part of the 4E67 working to Southampton.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7002/6527537939_7e6a2ab4a6_o_d.jpg)

Another successful event, and one that no doubt should raise the profile of the N Gauge Forum that bit further.

I'll pop a link to the video once the upload is complete.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on December 17, 2011, 09:58:42 pm
Superb photo's as always Chris. :thumbsup: :NGFWagonTour: :NGFWagonTour:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Chris on December 17, 2011, 10:29:35 pm
Cheers Chris.

Here's the video as promised:

The N Gauge Forum Wagon Tour visits Old Warren TMD 17/12/2011 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB57WaePVfU#)
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Fratton on December 18, 2011, 03:43:25 am
cracking video loved the sounds they blended in nicely,,,,,,,,
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: newportnobby on December 18, 2011, 09:51:22 am
Chris - your skill with camera and dubbing sound is remarkable :camera:
A great ad for the forum too :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Tank on January 07, 2012, 10:58:40 am
Yes, the sound is great on the video Chris.  Good work!  I can't wait for these wagons to come home. ;D
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: Mustermark on January 07, 2012, 04:14:35 pm
Great photos, and a mother great vid - the sound makes it seem even more real.  Excellent. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules
Post by: findus on January 08, 2012, 12:22:21 pm
Cheers Chris.

Here's the video as promised:

The N Gauge Forum Wagon Tour visits Old Warren TMD 17/12/2011 ([url]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XB57WaePVfU#[/url])


What an amazing video there chris, the sound was so realistic the 37 over the point works was so life like..
Great advert for the  :NGFWagonTour: tour..

Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Tank on January 25, 2012, 09:48:20 am
The 2011 tour will soon come to a close, once the current list has finished.  Thanks to everyone who has been involved, and for making it such a smooth and enjoyable tour.

The new 2012 tour is soon to be underway.  I'm currently waiting for the go ahead from the Moderators to let Adam at Electra print out the wonderful design he's made for us again this year.  Steamers should be happier with this years choice.  ;)

Cheers,
Tank.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Anthony Lloyd on January 27, 2012, 12:52:36 pm
The Wagons were delivered to Longford Road this morning by two Class 20's with spares for the resident Class 101's currently stored at the preservation site awaiting further use.

The N Gauge Forum Wagon Tour visits Longford Road Preservation Site 27/01/2012 (http://youtu.be/5Y3jvp-Efvw)

There is no sound on this video because I have had to slow down the speed they were run at (the 20's don't like the pointwork at slow speed).

I will post further videos and photos over the coming days before returning the wagons to Tank for storage :-)
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Anthony Lloyd on January 27, 2012, 01:03:51 pm
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Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on January 27, 2012, 01:26:50 pm
Could I put in a request?

When I had the wagons earlier on in the tour, the intention was to run them on Yamanouchi Oshika. That never happened as the layout was in storage throughout that time. As the layout is due out to play at Eurotrack next month, would a revisit be possible? I reckon they would look good as part of the 20-wagon container train we have running... ;D
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: polo2k on January 27, 2012, 01:32:23 pm
good to see they got to you safe Tony,

apologies for all the packing tape lol
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Tank on January 27, 2012, 04:36:07 pm
Could I put in a request?

OK mate....you must be the last one though.  :)

Great pictures DATAjammer.  Very clear. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Chris on January 27, 2012, 05:51:42 pm
Great photos Tony. It will be a bit sad to see this tour come to an end but it's been quite a journey. Some cracking layouts and photos to enjoy. If you want sound on your video I've got some recordings of class 20s I could dub over it if you want to email me your wmv file.
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Anthony Lloyd on February 02, 2012, 08:04:38 pm
http://youtu.be/DLanjysVbV0 (http://youtu.be/DLanjysVbV0)

Thanks Chris, I'll upload both files to my webserver and drop you the links in a PM at the weekend :-)

Regards, Tony
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Lawrence on February 02, 2012, 08:34:26 pm
Very nice mate, and so smooooooth  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on February 20, 2012, 11:21:26 pm
Although due to appear on Yamanouchi Oshika at Eurotrack next weekend, the wagons arrived at Dreyfus Towers in time for the Midhurst show, and a quick visit to the US... :o

This is Wathermaske; a newly completed layout by a member of our club...this was its first public showing. It is an interesting concept; very narrow but quite long...the boards are eight inches wide.

The choice of motive power was also a little unusual...although the various passengers awaiting the morning Budd railcar did not seem too interested in this unusual combination!

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/Wathermaske.jpg)

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/Wathermaske1.jpg)

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/MorningDaylight-Containers.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: newportnobby on February 21, 2012, 07:54:27 am
Nice pics of a great looking layout, Claude :camera: :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Tank on February 21, 2012, 09:11:17 am
Nice pictues CD, and a lovely layout there. :thumbsup:  Looking forward to more.  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on June 01, 2012, 06:52:42 pm
Finally bringing up the rear on this, Yamanouchi Oshika has been set up for testing in preparation for showing at the local rural fair in a couple of weeks time. As part of the testing, a couple of trains were run - one of which being a container service running a couple of familiar wagons!

The EH200 made easy work of its heavy train...seen passing through Yamanouchi Oshika on its way toward Tokyo.

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/IMG_7158.jpg)

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/IMG_7162.jpg)

Sadly, their revisit to Japan was short-lived, and they will be winging their way back to Daddy next week.

 :NGFWagonTour: :NGFWagonTour:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Chris on June 01, 2012, 08:43:47 pm
Superb layout Nick. Nice to see the wagons on their last stop of the tour, all the way over in the Land of the Rising Sun!

 :NGFWagonTour:
Title: Re: Official NGF Wagon Tour Participant List and Rules - 2011
Post by: Mustermark on June 02, 2012, 12:16:01 am
Good to see the 2011 tour going out in style. :thumbsup: