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Title: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on February 10, 2012, 10:59:21 am
:A1Tornado: :Carriage:

Participant List and Rules For The NGF Coach Tour - 2012.



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).

PLEASE PRIVATE MESSAGE THE PERSON AFTER YOU TO CONFIRM THAT THEY CAN PHOTOGRAPH THE COACH AND POST IT WITHIN A TWO WEEK PERIOD.  We need to get this tour rolling again!  :)

Tank
Ollie3440 - Also showing at an exhibition.
Oliver Abbott

Steamerdave - No contact and possibly still holding original coach.
Mustermark - First showing of second coach.
Chris
Zwilnik
gwrwill
Claude Dreyfus
Dock Shunter
Zeffer
DATAjammer

Findus
Oldman
polo2k
Tadpole
Shaun Harvey
Swisstony
Cookiescrumble
???
???
???

Thank you!
:NGAUGE: :NGaugeForum: :NGF:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on February 10, 2012, 11:00:08 am
Two snaps taken with my iPhone...

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/NGFcoach2.png)

(http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h287/tank_fv101/NGF/NGFcoach1.png)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: scotsoft on February 10, 2012, 12:14:14 pm
Two snaps taken with my iPhone...


They have never actually put a half decent camera in the iphone at last have they?  :evil:


cheers John - HTC Desire HD user  :evil:  :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on February 11, 2012, 09:31:48 am
:D  Yes mate!  The new 4S has an 8mp camera, and full 1080 HD. :thumbsup:  Oh, and a flash (my 3GS didn't have that).
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Zwilnik on February 11, 2012, 10:45:20 am
 Count me in, although due to the landlord hitting us with the 2 months notice, it'll have to be after I've found a new home for my layout.

 :Carriage:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: brbluewill on February 11, 2012, 05:22:36 pm
count me in :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on February 11, 2012, 06:20:20 pm
Count me in also...
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on February 11, 2012, 06:28:35 pm
Updated. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: DATAjammer on February 18, 2012, 11:26:23 am
and me please Tank :-)
(will also try and take it to Bee's layout as well if I get time :-))
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Zeffer on February 18, 2012, 02:20:58 pm
Yes, count me in. The kids love the idea!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on February 18, 2012, 06:18:06 pm
Cheers guys. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: findus on February 18, 2012, 09:07:44 pm
ME ME ME ME TOO....  the coach looks great tank.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Ollie3440 on February 20, 2012, 11:56:11 pm
Coach looks amazing Tank, can't wait for it to arrive. All being well the Coach will be on Display on Sheaf this coming weekend at the New Mills and District show in Chapel En-le-Frith so come and see it in the flesh! (Well Plastic...)

Ollie
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Ollie3440 on March 05, 2012, 05:48:32 pm
Evening all,

Here are a few pics from the visit to Sheaf. Sadly they are not the best as Sheaf is currently in it's 'stored' state owing to the living room being taken up by a layout i'm building for someone!
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC14288.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC14289.jpg)
(http://i267.photobucket.com/albums/ii309/olliereading1123/N%20Gauge/SDC14287.jpg)

I'll be getting some more pics done of the coach on JC92's layouts and the coach will be on it's way this friday :)

Ollie
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: newportnobby on March 05, 2012, 06:34:19 pm
Hi Ollie, the pics look fine to me and it's good to see the coach on tour :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Alex on March 05, 2012, 08:18:16 pm
Hi Ollie,

Nice photos. :thumbsup:

Was the maintenance mannie making some fine adjustments? ;D

Alex :wave:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Mustermark on March 06, 2012, 02:04:04 am
Nice pics Ollie.  The coach looks great. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Oliver Abbott on March 12, 2012, 10:05:39 pm
HI ALL THE COACH IS WITH ME IT ARIVED TODAY (MONDAY 12/3/12) WILL GET WORKING ON SOME PICS ON THE LAYOUT AND MAYBE SOME SUPRISE PICS FROM WHAT I BEILVE WILL BE THE FURTHEST THE COACH WILL TRAVEL  LOL
 :NGaugeForum:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Oliver Abbott on March 27, 2012, 10:08:19 pm
after some delays the 2012 couch has visted "BRIGHTHAPTON" in 2 forms....
 :camera:the forum Belle pulled by a class73 in BR Blue.
(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/540092_10151464042175341_879890340_23835326_1472295909_n.jpg)(http://a5.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/544661_10151464043165341_879890340_23835333_941993730_n.jpg)

 :camera:and as a bks in my 4BEP (something a little diffrent lol  ;) )
(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/544885_10151464041040341_879890340_23835316_1515128450_n.jpg)
(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash3/557078_10151464041820341_879890340_23835322_1252325184_n.jpg)

 :computersmile: :NGaugeForum: :thumbsup: :
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: newportnobby on March 28, 2012, 08:01:41 am
Nice pics, Oliver :thumbsup: Good to see the coach 'on tour'.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on April 12, 2012, 07:46:32 pm
Nice to see it incorporated into an EMU. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: tadpole on April 26, 2012, 03:32:03 pm
Where is it now? Haven't seen it for a month.
Lost in the post?

Postage'll cost a fortune by the time it gets to us at the bottom of the list.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Oliver Abbott on April 26, 2012, 04:14:11 pm
Not shor ? I posted it on Friday 28th march recorded delivery and it says its been delivered ? Hummm?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on April 26, 2012, 04:49:02 pm
Is it Steamerdave?  I know we've had problems before, as he's goes away for work.   :-\  I'll try and get in touch.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Oliver Abbott on April 26, 2012, 05:53:39 pm
Yeah it should be Dave
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on May 11, 2012, 08:14:55 am
Haven't heard a word. ::)

I think I'll have to make another carriage as this has wasted a lot of time.. :thumbsdown:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Model-Railway-2013 on May 31, 2012, 12:08:46 pm
has the  :Carriage: coach turned up yet?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on May 31, 2012, 12:28:12 pm
Sadly not. :thumbsdown:  I hope Steamerdave is ok though.

I'll have to make a new one.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Mustermark on May 31, 2012, 12:47:41 pm
I hope steamerdave is ok too.  Hopefully he is just away travelling with work. 

So, i guess that means i am next.  :wave:

I hope to have a video camera delivered before the coach arrives! Brand new 1280x960 micro HD for $18. Not expecting it to actually work, but worth a try for what is about 12 quid. US seller, half the price of the Hong Kong seller and free postage!  We'll see.

I will be around to receive the coach and play with it, and get it sent on to Chris within a week.  :camera:

Having said that first week of Sept i am busy with my daughter visiting, so it depends how quick you can make a new one!  :smiley-laughing:

On a more serious note, should we have a rule that you have to confirm your 'availability' before it gets posted to you? Either by posting here or by PM with Tank and the current participant? That might save another 'delay' to the railtour.  Not sure if steamerdave had confirmed and whether it would have avoided this hiatus, but might be a good thing to do anyway.

Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: tadpole on May 31, 2012, 01:35:04 pm
Good idea muster, especially as we are coming in to the holiday season.

I wouldn't want it sitting on my desk at work while I'm away for two weeks doing beached whale impressions, and admiring the latest graffitti on the Portuguese DMUs.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on July 04, 2012, 07:03:56 pm
Well, no news from SteamerDave still.  I'm just waiting for Adam @ Electra to send me some more vinyl's and I'll apply them to another coach.  I've asked it to have different numbers on this one, just in case the other one comes back on the tour.  :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Shaun Harvey on July 05, 2012, 02:50:39 pm
I hope I'm still  on the list matey!
Shame about the lost coach!

regards

Shaun
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Ollie3440 on July 08, 2012, 06:10:39 pm
Such a shame to have lost the old coach :(

Would it be possible to be added for the new coach? If possible to have it before TINGS so the coach could be displayed for the show?

Ollie
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: portland-docks on July 23, 2012, 08:04:20 pm
its funny cos i was actually thinking of making a rake of blood and custards with n gauge forum on the side of it, which can be used at various layouts at exhibitions....you beat me to it with...a coach....

i might do it anyways for when our nymr layout gets done and into the exhibition circuit!

i wouldnt mind seeing the new coach for myself mind....as i might actually change my livery to the green and cream livery ;)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on September 15, 2012, 10:34:17 pm
The new coach has made it to the USA, and Mustermark has confirmed its arrival. :claphappy:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: scotsoft on September 15, 2012, 11:50:59 pm
Has there been an album made up of the photographs taken where it has been?
That would be a good thing to have  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on September 16, 2012, 10:36:16 am
All of the photo's are in this thread, but it has become a little full of posts.  An album would be a good idea.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: scotsoft on September 16, 2012, 10:54:46 am
In that case, since I opened my big mouth, I will go through this thread and sort all the pictures into an album.
This will not happen today but over a period of days  :D

cheers John.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Mustermark on September 17, 2012, 01:34:43 am
The NGF Coach arrived in Reading as part of an historic heritage train and I have been to Boots on the High St to get my films developed.

The N Gauge Forum organized this "Steam and Diesel Legends Tour" and provided the special coach for its members to ride in.  Tickets were 1.50 members and 1,500 non-members, with lunch in the Platform 4 Buffet (ham sandwich, plain crisps and a coke) included.

Mallard, holder of the steam speed record since 1938, lead the train into Reading.

As previously posted Western Zephyr held the diesel speed record back in 1974 and was at the rear of the train as it approached Reading from Paddington.  After the Lancaster fly past, the heritage train trundled very sedately into a busy Reading station where Western Zephyr took over at the front.


(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/NGF%20Wagon%20Tour/DSC_0229.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/NGF%20Wagon%20Tour/DSC_0220.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/NGF%20Wagon%20Tour/DSC_0225.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/NGF%20Wagon%20Tour/DSC_0228.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/NGF%20Wagon%20Tour/DSC_0230.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/NGF%20Wagon%20Tour/DSC_0231.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/NGF%20Wagon%20Tour/DSC_0237.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Oliver Abbott on September 17, 2012, 09:04:40 am
Looking good there nice to see the coach back on the move :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on September 17, 2012, 10:21:44 am
Great pictures Mark.  Not too sure on the price for non-members!  :o  :smiley-laughing:  The Lancaster looks excellent with the 'moving' propellers.  Where do I get them?
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: scotsoft on September 17, 2012, 02:03:40 pm
Great pictures Mark.  Not too sure on the price for non-members!  :o  :smiley-laughing:  The Lancaster looks excellent with the 'moving' propellers.  Where do I get them?

Clear plastic circles with yellow painted to indicate prop tips  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: scotsoft on September 17, 2012, 02:10:16 pm
I have collected all the photographs together and put them into one album as this thread has become more comments than pictures.

Please, who ever gets the coach, post your pictures here so people can comment then I will copy them over to the album.

I would like the album to be clear of comments apart from the members comments about their own photographs.

The link for the album: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=210 (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=media;sa=album;in=210)

Thanks John.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Mustermark on September 17, 2012, 02:37:46 pm
 :thankyousign:
Great pictures Mark.  Not too sure on the price for non-members!  :o  :smiley-laughing:  The Lancaster looks excellent with the 'moving' propellers.  Where do I get them?

Scotsoft is right...

I actually print out yellow circles the same diameter as the supplied propellers so that the edge of the circle is yellow and the middle is white.

Then on my inkjet i print out onto the transparency film that has a kind of texture that absorbs the ink.  This is not quite clear and helps to give the impression of the propeller blades.

Only caution is that you cannot get the textured bit wet at all... The film stops being see through and you need to replace it.  Can be annoying!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on September 17, 2012, 02:58:40 pm
Thanks Mustermark.  I'll give it a go in the future. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Shaun Harvey on September 17, 2012, 04:18:53 pm
I'm quite happy to wait my turn in the list but if the next Chris in the list is Chris Eve and Old Warren TMD then it might make sense for him to pass it to me after he's done as I'm about one mile away. If thats a problem for those above me then I'll just wait my turn.

Shaun

 :wave:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Chris on September 17, 2012, 06:48:11 pm
I'm happy to take the coach next and then pass onto Shaun (i.e. take it round his house!!) We'll then draw straws as to who will post it off to the next destination.

Great photos by the way Mark! 8)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Mustermark on September 25, 2012, 02:31:12 am
So, the return trip through Reading on its way to Old Warren was delayed somewhat due to leaves on the line at Crewe.  However, it gave the tour the chance to be pulled by Silver Link.  Here we see the coach coming through Reading and then south on the line that heads off to Ascot.

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/NGF%20Wagon%20Tour/DSC_0004.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/NGF%20Wagon%20Tour/DSC_0006.jpg)

(http://i1184.photobucket.com/albums/z334/Mustermark/NGF%20Wagon%20Tour/DSC_0009-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Chris on September 26, 2012, 09:23:07 pm
Wow definitely worth the delayed departure to get these shots! The Silver Link looks superb.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Chris on October 10, 2012, 10:25:15 pm
Well the coach has arrived at Old Warren - much to the excitement of the local trainspotters. Already there have been a few rail-tours run which have been captured on video:-

Old Warren TMD - N Gauge Forum Coach Tour 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YY8lWPTYD3k#ws)

Photos to follow very shortly (once edited!)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on October 10, 2012, 10:31:35 pm
Excellent video Chris!  Very well done. :claphappy:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: portland-docks on October 10, 2012, 10:34:35 pm
Are we going to work on making a train like >>>> :Carriage: :Carriage: :Carriage: :Carriage: :Carriage: :Carriage: :Carriage:    ?


Or is that just me? :NGF:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: scotsoft on October 10, 2012, 11:38:35 pm
The coach is certainly getting a good run in your video Chris, I do feel sorry for that bloke with the tripod, his back must be killing him  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:


cheers John.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: newportnobby on October 11, 2012, 08:15:51 am
Chris - I reckon that's one of the best you've done. Absolutely superb :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Chris on October 11, 2012, 10:38:06 am
Cheers guys - I knew you'd enjoy that! John, the cameraman does walk with a stoop!

Here are those photos I promised:-

67008 bringing the coach to Old Warren after it's arduous trip from Reading via California!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8183/8076480593_b2ae81a378_o_d.jpg)


The first rail-tour with 66072 and 66250 in charge.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8076480687_cde5a36aa2_o_d.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8053/8076480811_7bba608377_o_d.jpg)

And returning with 37069 and 20309 double-heading (37087 was rostered but removed following a failure of its lighting unit).

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8471/8076480937_5563c483df_o_d.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8191/8076471902_9629113146_o_d.jpg)


The next tour run by WCRC with 47580 and 57601 in top & tail formation.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8465/8076480283_f0589a7bb3_o_d.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8054/8076480371_9b9b20f46b_o_d.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8052/8076480471_6066ce8d88_o_d.jpg)


And finally the tour everyone was waiting for - 70000 Britannia!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8464/8076472006_8aac39d309_o_d.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8183/8076472120_427d9575e0_o_d.jpg)


Old Warren will also be commissioning an open day over the weekend before the coach makes a quite detour to George Street then onto Zwilnik early next week.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Zwilnik on October 11, 2012, 12:40:15 pm
cool stuff. I now have actual working track for it to run on. Although no scenery as such yet :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Zwilnik on October 11, 2012, 03:32:50 pm
I'd better update Tank with my new address too!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Chris on October 16, 2012, 06:30:05 pm
The coach has now departed Old Warren and is heading for Zwilnik - but made a quick detour to George Street in the hands of Britannia...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8046/8094339019_7c438f70c9_o_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8327/8094343760_e70f5b5755_o_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8327/8094343202_7d759dd9aa_o_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8047/8094336887_831a5a2a37_o_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8046/8094336617_860cb01a4f_o_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8331/8094341476_11af4c2a78_o_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8045/8094335691_aee84bbf8d_o_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8192/8094340538_96de84e94e_o_d.jpg)

The coach gets a wash before its next journey...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8043/8094340200_604d7a1390_o_d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8332/8094337691_d7a856e4ae_o_d.jpg)

Departing again behind Britannia back to Old Warren.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8330/8094337421_7442239b57_o_d.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on October 16, 2012, 06:34:24 pm
Excellent pictures again chaps. :camera:  I think the pictures with the NGF coach next to the other coaches are brilliant. :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Oliver Abbott on October 16, 2012, 09:36:09 pm
 :greatpicturessign: looking good behind the Brit ... And may I just say the telegraph polls and wires do look almost as good as the steam SPL  :beers: ;)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Donkey on October 17, 2012, 02:41:49 pm
Great pictures  :thumbsup: I particularly like the one with the Brit and Mallard together with those lovely blue diesels behind them  8).

Marty
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Zwilnik on October 17, 2012, 10:54:32 pm
The coach arrived at the office today and straight to the (not built yet) layout :)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/thumb_2386.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2386)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on October 18, 2012, 10:04:12 am
That arrived quickly!  Well done on the quick turnaround.  :)

Your layout looks fine to me Zwilnik.  It's all part of the fun by showing our layouts in various stages. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Zwilnik on October 18, 2012, 10:38:21 am
That bit's actually the yard from Ives Yard, which I decided to recycle as the 'Upper Yard' for Ivebridge. So I've cut out that section of the board to incorporate on the new one. At the moment it's the only bit with scenery on :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Mustermark on October 18, 2012, 03:26:06 pm
Fantastic photos and video Chris!  Top job on all the railtour specials. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Zwilnik on October 19, 2012, 01:52:22 am
Having the coach arrive inspired me to make a start on the scenery. Got the plaster/depron work done on the facade cliffs with 2 of the tunnel entrances and hiding all the Kato track behind it.

from station side looking up to the bridge.
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/thumb_2397.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2397)

The full facade. Depron sheets with plaster bandage. The unpainted area on the left behind the viaduct will be where a small waterfall fills a pool and feeds the top of a river/canal navigation running under the left-centre arch to a small wharf at the end of the front sidings.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/thumb_2398.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2398)

Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Zwilnik on October 19, 2012, 02:07:47 am
and for any of you who are interested, here's a shot from behind the scenes :)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/thumb_2399.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2399)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Shaun Harvey on October 19, 2012, 09:15:39 am
What a beautiful viaduct. Great to see trains going through big landscapes, it really shows why N is so good. I can't wait to see this landscape develop.

Great work, keep the updates coming.

Shaun

 :wave:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Zwilnik on October 24, 2012, 01:13:12 am
A little more of the scenery done and my first ballast test around the viaduct. A few more shots before the coach takes a quick side trip to my brother's Dunmarsh layout and then on to its next destination :)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/thumb_2430.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2430)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/thumb_2431.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2431)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/thumb_2432.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2432)

and finally a wide shot that shows what a mess the rest of the work in progress is :)

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/thumb_2433.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2433)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Sprintex on October 24, 2012, 03:43:55 am
Excellent pics, especially like the first one, scenery so far is looking good  :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: veng on October 31, 2012, 08:45:04 pm
Hey all,

The coach took a small unexpected detour to Dunmarsh from bro's new layout, before hopefully getting posted on its way tomorrow.
As usual Dunmarsh is in a state of constant redesign, with what was a marshland in the centre now ripped up and about to become a deep harbour, thus the shot here doesn't show the gaping bit hole in the layout! You might be able to make out a new harbour walls I've casted out of PP from a fimo model at the top left of the pic, I've been having great fun sculpting lately :)

cheers,
Veng

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/62/thumb_2512.JPG) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=2512)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on November 22, 2012, 04:04:16 pm
So it finally came to pass...

A single visitor to the Land of the Rising Sun from that other island nation made its way along the JR Eastern branch to Kanjiyama as part of a rail tour. Visitors from Europe are not without precedent to this part of the world; a number of wagons have made their way across over the past few years...and all seem to have made their way along this little backwater.

We first see the carriage at Kanjiyama forming part of one of JR Eastern's railtour sets...top and tailed by a pair of DD51 locos. DD51 1192, coupled to the carriage, provides the heating as DD51 1156 is now a freight-only machine.

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/Coach4.jpg)

Ready for departure...

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/Coach2.jpg)

(http://i1218.photobucket.com/albums/dd417/Claude_Dreyfus/Coach1.jpg)

Much to everyone's surprise, the carriage was back at Kanjiyama, along with DD51 1156. Both were noteworthy visitors, as the DD51 is normally seen several hundred miles north, being a Hokkaido allocated freight machine; as testament to its livery.

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

News is that this visit is rather short, and the carriage will be moving on elsewhere in the very near future...
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on November 22, 2012, 04:09:58 pm
Wonderful pictures, and a well detailed layout.  Thanks for sharing!   :camera:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: newportnobby on November 22, 2012, 04:18:41 pm
Cracking pics, Claude :thumbsup:
Hope my ballasting comes out as neat as yours when I get to that stage :worried:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on November 22, 2012, 04:38:10 pm
Thanks...but this looks to be one of those situations where the camera is less cruel than reality! Ballasting is not my favourite modelling activity, but at least stuff doesn't derail and the points switch properly...

Still much to do on the layout...
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Chris on November 22, 2012, 06:57:42 pm
Great set of latest pics. Oddly it seems to fit in Kanjiyama quite well!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: swisstony on December 19, 2012, 08:59:31 am
Wheres the coach now then??? Can't believe we've been running this since February and aren't halfway down the list yet   :'(
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Dock Shunter on December 19, 2012, 11:41:32 am
Wheres the coach now then??? Can't believe we've been running this since February and aren't halfway down the list yet   :'(

I have it at the moment Swiss.............
Should have sent it off to Zeffer a few days ago....(my bad)......will be in the post to him today....
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Dock Shunter on December 22, 2012, 12:36:48 am
The NGF Coach tour arrives at Smithy Lane as part of a blue diesel gala day.
Local enthusiasts chose 20192 as the motive power for a short run down to Smithy Junction.

HD Quality available
N Gauge Forum Coach Tour (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R17W6mDeLpA#ws)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: newportnobby on December 22, 2012, 09:35:35 am
Cracking little vid there, DS :claphappy:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on December 22, 2012, 10:40:49 am
Great stuff!  :thankyousign:

Looks a good quality little layout as well...
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on December 22, 2012, 11:47:03 am
Wonderful video DS!  Smooooooooth! :D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: scotsoft on December 22, 2012, 11:57:49 am
Very nice work and the coupling was flawless  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Caz on December 22, 2012, 01:05:32 pm
Brilliant video, that will take some beating, I even liked the backing music, well done DS.   :claphappy:   :claphappy:   :claphappy:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: davieb on December 22, 2012, 09:50:54 pm
as everyone else has said

brilliant video DS  :claphappy:

all the best

dave  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Dock Shunter on December 22, 2012, 10:10:15 pm
A big thanks to everyone for your kind words.....much appreciated......... :thumbsup:
I really enjoyed making this short vid........ :NGaugersRule:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Chris on January 06, 2013, 12:17:04 pm
Great little video. The new 20 looks like a superb runner. Think I may have to treat myself to a couple of these.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Shaun Harvey on January 06, 2013, 12:21:56 pm
HI chris. You must come around soon. I have one of the new 20's but would like to have 2!

Hope you and you good wife a both well. Do let me know when you are free!

shaun
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Zeffer on January 06, 2013, 03:30:12 pm
Here are the photos from Stoney Croft.  Hadn't realised how difficult it is to take decent shots of a model railway - I need more practice!  But it was fun and my children really enjoyed seeing the carriage on our display!

Passing by Home Farm
(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p558/Stoney_Croft/tour1_zpsdde374f5.jpg)

Pulling out from the station
(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p558/Stoney_Croft/tour8_zps79a861d7.jpg)

A closer view
(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p558/Stoney_Croft/tour4_zps4451ddf7.jpg)

St John's in the view
(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p558/Stoney_Croft/tour3_zps9dda17fc.jpg)

Round the mound
(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p558/Stoney_Croft/tour7_zps29b2a7ab.jpg)

Wider view
(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p558/Stoney_Croft/tour5_zps6f7152f2.jpg)

On the lower level
(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p558/Stoney_Croft/tour_zpsab72306e.jpg)

Over the bridge
(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p558/Stoney_Croft/tour6_zps4e3c2d98.jpg)

Under the bridge
(http://i1155.photobucket.com/albums/p558/Stoney_Croft/tour2_zpsfa083b79.jpg)

Had lots of fun and will now be posting the carriage to DATAjammer!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on January 06, 2013, 03:46:05 pm
Excellent pictures.  Glad to hear you all had fun. :thumbsup: :thankyousign:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: DATAjammer on January 12, 2013, 04:18:05 pm
Excellent pictures there Zeffer!

It was received earlier this week, as was my Medite 66 from the raffle, so seemed appropriate that it should delivery the coach to Longford Town ready for the tour.

(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3250.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3250)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3251.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3251)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3252.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3252)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3253.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3253)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3254.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3254)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3255.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3255)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3256.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3256)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3257.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3257)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3258.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3258)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3259.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3259)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/albums/NGF_Coach_Tour_2012_2013/Dir_1/thumb_3260.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3260)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3261.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3261)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3262.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3262)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3263.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3263)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3263.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3263)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3264.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3264)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3265.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3265)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3266.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3266)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3267.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3267)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3268.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3268)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3269.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3269)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3270.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3270)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3271.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3271)
(http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/gallery/61/thumb_3272.jpg) (http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=3272)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Zeffer on January 12, 2013, 05:16:48 pm
Fabulous shots!  I'm glad it arrived and has had such a good run on your layout.  :greatpicturessign:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on January 13, 2013, 11:27:09 am
Thanks for the pictures.  Glad to see the 66 is in use.  :)  I like what you've done for the entrances on the Peco sheds.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: findus on January 15, 2013, 06:30:34 pm
So the forum coach arrived this morning, hope the pictures are clear!
First picture shows the arrival of the coach to scrimpers yard..

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!

(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0516_zpse0759cdf.jpg)
(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0515_zpsba32451c.jpg)
(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0505_zps7346b1b1.jpg)
(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0507_zps293aff6a.jpg)
(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0510_zps4c017fde.jpg)
(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0511_zps08f491cd.jpg)
(http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0514_zps4b804969.jpg)

Thanks for looking..
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: newportnobby on January 15, 2013, 07:47:58 pm
Very clear pictures, Findus :thumbsup:
Nice to see Thomas in action too :)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: DATAjammer on January 20, 2013, 01:31:06 pm
Fabulous shots!  I'm glad it arrived and has had such a good run on your layout.  :greatpicturessign:
Thanks guys, the layout is not mine but a non-forum member's as mine is still not as a stage to run anything on. Excuse the selotape holding the platform together but it was too tight for stock to get into the platform without bashing otherwise.

The Peco shed was build and modified by Steven (bees) as this was his layout before he sold it to Andrew. It is usually now a home for the cat unless I go round to "play trains" with him.

Glad the coach made it to you Chris. Some excellent shots you have taken. Liek NPN I too like that Thomas has made an appearance.

Regards, Tony
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: findus on January 31, 2013, 08:32:44 pm
Findus to polo2k come in polo2k.... please see you private massages and respond back please! im holding the tour coach and your next in line as oldman is not ready!

Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: tadpole on January 31, 2013, 10:56:20 pm
omg! suddenly I'm almost next. Better (a) tidy up my layout, and (b) think of something imaginative to do with the carriage. :help:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on February 01, 2013, 10:03:59 am
Thanks for the pictures Findus. :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: tadpole on February 15, 2013, 10:44:26 am
Thanks Findus, the carriage has arrived safely at Aberdeen/Salisbury.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: tadpole on February 17, 2013, 05:21:05 pm
The NGF special arrived at Salisbury South behind a class 71 loco, the consist being as follows:
> a former test coach, still full of gagetry of interest to railfans
> a pullman bar car, NGFers like alcohol in comfort
> la piece de resistance: the NGF tour coach
> a pullman parlour car, NGFers like their comfort
> a boring old Mk1 brake composite. BR insisted on this for "technical reasons".


(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030589_zpse8c10551.jpg)

After making a technical stop at platform 5, she proceeded down the single track branch to Salisbury City. Several EMUs were demoted to the little used platform 3 while the special sat in platform 1, the only one with run-round facilities.

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030599_zps1d31c02d.jpg)

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030602_zps78528107.jpg)

It was then that it was realised the NGFers had drunk the on-board bar dry, and lost interest in the railway gadgetry in the test car. The organisers in their wisdom had considered this possibility, and two beer wagons were rushed down the branch behind a 73, and coupled up in place of the test car, and plumbed-in directly to the bar.

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030604_zpsd3197330.jpg)

In order to continue its journey west, the new consist then returned to South. An EMU was occupying platform 4 (my fault, sorry!), so it went in to platform 5 and had to shunt to platform 4 where a Warship was attached for the journey to Exeter.

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030613_zps2637b924.jpg)

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030615_zpseaa9968f.jpg)

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030619_zps24df9f51.jpg)

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030620_zps4da1a9ef.jpg)

Finally the train was disassembled in the Exeter/Westbury fiddle yard, and the carriage dumped unceremoniously in the DMU stabling point.

(http://i635.photobucket.com/albums/uu73/fletch5535/P1030622_zpsc975d26f.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on February 17, 2013, 05:45:46 pm
Very good, and I liked the 'alcohol coach' for the NGFer's!   :smiley-laughing:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: scotsoft on February 17, 2013, 06:02:27 pm
Very good report of the NGF coach journey, I can only imagine the carnage in the pullman coaches though  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:  :smiley-laughing:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: tadpole on February 18, 2013, 07:08:27 pm
On its way to swisstony!
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: captainelectra on February 18, 2013, 07:34:08 pm
Am I going to have to come up with something for 2013? Ideas on a postcard!!  :wave:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: swisstony on February 18, 2013, 07:44:41 pm
If it arrives by Saturday it may get a special outing (if i ask very nicely!)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: tadpole on February 18, 2013, 08:35:09 pm
It went first class recorded, swiss, so you should get it tomorrow or Wednesday.

(Damn! I shoul've taken it to Glasgow this weekend, could've pictured it in all manner of places).
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: swisstony on February 25, 2013, 07:45:42 pm
The Forum Coach finally arrived at Overthorpe via Exeter West, hauled by a 47 on it's way to Hammingwell TMD for light repairs.

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF01.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF01A.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF01B.jpg)

Unfortunately the coach had an unservicable coupling so was shunted off the main line into Overthorpe sidings to await recovery to the  Depot.

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF02.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF04.jpg)

An 03 was promptly despatched from the depot for recovery of the problem vehicle

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF05.jpg)

At the depot the fitters repaired the problem much faster than if this was a BR Depot!

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF06.jpg)

The NGFers were once again on their way, coupled up to a pair of 25's on their way on a circle railtour!

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF07.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF08.jpg)

On returning to Hammingwell the NGFers waited patiently for a spare 37 to run them back East towards Hasford Blacklock

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF09.jpg)

Bye Bye NGF Tour 2012 and hello 2013 !!

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF11.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF12.jpg)

(http://i1108.photobucket.com/albums/h407/churcp/NGF14.jpg)
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Sprintex on February 25, 2013, 09:51:03 pm
. . .  towards Halsford Blackstock

Towards where???  :laugh:

I'd better notify the station staff at Hasford Blacklock to expect a drunken mob coachload of polite NGFers soon ;)

Good pics anyway  :thumbsup:


Paul
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Sprintex on March 11, 2013, 11:45:15 pm
 :NGaugeForum:And so the final leg of the Tour was from Hammingwell to Hasford Blacklock, not an easy journey as although the distance wasn't far (just around the corner! :D ) it involved travelling into the future and crossing some unusual terrain including rough ground . . .

(http://www.sprintexnet.co.uk/Images/resDSCI1467.JPG)

 . . . oversize vegetation . . .

(http://www.sprintexnet.co.uk/Images/resDSCI1468.JPG)

 . . . this rather unusual rubber viaduct . . .

(http://www.sprintexnet.co.uk/Images/resDSCI1470.JPG)

 . . . and some strange advertising hoardings . . .

(http://www.sprintexnet.co.uk/Images/resDSCI1474.JPG)

 . . . but it finally made it into the late 80s!!  ;)

Here's the diary of that final day:-

NGF Coach Tour 2012 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6AFakwpAOws#ws)


Farewell 2012 Tour  :goodbye:


Paul
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: swisstony on March 12, 2013, 06:44:10 am
Very good Paul.

Are all your trains rocket powered now ? :toot: :D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Tank on March 12, 2013, 10:30:35 am
Very enjoyable video.  I particularly liked the Ale and Bog Expresses!  LOL 
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: scotsoft on March 12, 2013, 10:52:04 am
Brilliant video and story well told, it is obvious there was a good time had by all NGFers on their trip to Hasford Blacklock  :thumbsup:

cheers John.
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Dock Shunter on March 12, 2013, 11:00:34 am
A fitting finale to the tour... :thumbsup:
Great vid Paul.... :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Sprintex on March 12, 2013, 11:54:39 am
Thanks all :thumbsup:

Are all your trains rocket powered now ? :toot: :D

The expresses were at scale speed ;) If you mean the acceleration rate blame the driver, it appears that as well as a lead right foot on the road she has a lead right thumb as well  ;D


Paul
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: Claude Dreyfus on March 12, 2013, 12:12:19 pm
So the forum coach arrived this morning, hope the pictures are clear!
First picture shows the arrival of the coach to scrimpers yard..

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
[url]http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0511_zps08f491cd.jpg[/url] ([url]http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0511_zps08f491cd.jpg[/url])[/img]
([url]http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0514_zps4b804969.jpg[/url])



Interesting looking layout...those hoppers look nice!  :D
Title: Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2012
Post by: findus on March 14, 2013, 10:11:28 pm
So the forum coach arrived this morning, hope the pictures are clear!
First picture shows the arrival of the coach to scrimpers yard..

UNDER CONSTRUCTION!
[url]http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0511_zps08f491cd.jpg[/url] ([url]http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0511_zps08f491cd.jpg[/url])[/img]
([url]http://i739.photobucket.com/albums/xx36/findus_84/IMG_0514_zps4b804969.jpg[/url])



Interesting looking layout...those hoppers look nice!  :D


Yeah layout is still under very slow construction.. The hoppers i brought from a forum member some time back not sure who he is though  :doh: