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Offline Milton Rail

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #540 on: May 20, 2019, 04:55:58 PM »
Great storyline Keith, great photo's of the Chelea girls   :thumbsup:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #541 on: May 21, 2019, 09:42:23 PM »
Great storyline Keith, great photo's of the Chelea girls   :thumbsup:
:hellosign: Seconded Excellent work keith
     regards Derek.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #542 on: June 03, 2019, 02:04:13 PM »
Departure Time

Time for the Chelsea girls to head home after a short (but enjoyable) holiday.






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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #543 on: June 03, 2019, 05:15:26 PM »
Many thanks, Keith, for these two photos. That is a very unusual yellow loco. The BR Maroon BR Standard RMB wiil, I'm sure, be kept busy serving the passengers on their return journey to the mainland via the train ferry crossing to Porthsea Quay, Cornwall. Sylvia and Eli will then be off to the Continent, again, soon, having already amde a short trip to visit TOUROPA in Munich.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #544 on: June 03, 2019, 07:22:55 PM »
Thank you Chris. Yes, the yellow loco is a very recent arrival on Sonmel. Itís possible that it came on the ferry from Port Regleun.  :hmmm:

More pictures coming soon...
« Last Edit: June 03, 2019, 07:25:28 PM by keithbythe sea, Reason: Typo »

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #545 on: June 03, 2019, 07:39:40 PM »
Couldn't resist the price eh Keith  ;).

Don't know your story but 24 were built by Alco in the US and imported to Spain in 1958. No reason why a 25th wasn't specially built to standard gauge and worked it's way up through France to Sonmel.

Looking forward to more pics.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #546 on: June 03, 2019, 08:15:03 PM »
Thank you Weave. Seemed to be too good an offer and I am a firm believer in ďresistance is futileĒ.  :) (Not sure that itís worth full price though).

Thank you for the real historical information. It would seem that the mysterious 25th has been specially acquired for ferry services between alternative Spain / Brittany and Sonmel. All sorts of strange goings on occur on Sonmel, this is just yet another example.

Itís quite a nice model, runs well and comes DCC ready. For an American loco itís actually quite small (not all entirely due to it being 1:160 scale methinks) so it shouldnít look too out of place with my rolling stock. Not sure that Iím up to adding a DCC chip myself, although Iíve already had it apart, just to see....

Cheers,  :beers:

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #547 on: June 03, 2019, 08:59:20 PM »
Thank you, Keith, and Chris (Weave) for the update info. The "Chelsea Girls" wondered what the strange bright yellow diesel was. However, before departure for Sonmel, they were given a confidential briefing by the train ferry's captain about all the strange but, mostly harmless, goings-on which occur on the Isle of Sonmel, so were fully prepared. Susan, not being native to Earth, found nothing very unusual, being already well acquainted with merfolk  For the taciturn train ferry captain, who had served on the top-secret wartime Royal Navy escorts to the convoys across the Atlantic to and from the fabled island Republic of Rockall (chronicled by the late Antony Swithin) conveying mineral ores from the immensely rich mines of Reschora and Kelcestre, Sonmel was nothing extraordinary.
« Last Edit: June 14, 2019, 04:12:12 PM by Chris in Prague, Reason: Updated. »

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #548 on: June 04, 2019, 09:24:00 AM »
Hi Keith and others

The rear end of the yellow loco looks just like the rear end of my New South Wales class 44. Apparently, this is the same ALCo design exported to a number of countries including Australia and Spain. I like it.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #549 on: June 04, 2019, 09:29:19 AM »
Wot he said  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #550 on: June 05, 2019, 07:38:05 AM »
Hi Keith and others

The rear end of the yellow loco looks just like the rear end of my New South Wales class 44. Apparently, this is the same ALCo design exported to a number of countries including Australia and Spain. I like it.

Webbo

Thank you Webbo. Yes,  itís a good looking loco, and a reasonably detailed model. Iíll post another couple of pictures later today.

The limited information I can find is rather conflicting, especially relating to numbers built. It was certainly exported to Spain and Portugal, Australia (New SouthWales in particular), and I think India and Pakistan.

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #551 on: June 05, 2019, 01:34:30 PM »
Some more pictures of the Spanish Renfe class 316, also known amongst other aliases as an NSW class 44 it would seem.





In the background in the second picture is a Hymek hauling some Pullmans. You can see that the Class 316 is by no means oversized!
« Last Edit: June 05, 2019, 08:07:41 PM by keithbythe sea, Reason: Class number corrected »

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #552 on: June 05, 2019, 06:03:04 PM »
Hi Keith,

Very nice. I have no idea what VIAS is the acronym for, presuming it is one, maybe just short for viajes meaning journeys but, anyway, will you make up an acronym with possibly Sonmel at the end?

Cheers weave  :beers:

PS. By the way, don't want to sound pedantic but I think it's a 318, not a 314.

« Last Edit: June 05, 2019, 06:04:45 PM by weave »

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #553 on: June 05, 2019, 08:10:31 PM »
Thank you for pointing that out Weave. Seems like it was more than the price that was discounted! Iíve corrected the post to read 316.

Working on the acronym, but you are right that it will end with Sonmel!  :D

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Re: Sonmel
« Reply #554 on: June 05, 2019, 09:55:16 PM »
316/318, tomayto, tomarto. Not clued up on the difference but looks weird without a train behind it IMO....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4efd7TMXMhw

Cheers weave  :beers:


 

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