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Author Topic: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015  (Read 320138 times)

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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #165 on: March 02, 2016, 04:43:33 PM »
Thanks for that.
The coach certainly looks at home in Japan.
Great layout too.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #166 on: March 02, 2016, 05:24:21 PM »
Would look good as part of the bullet train.


Your wish is my command.
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Looks fantastic squidy! I was surprised at how well it fit in with the Shinkasen cars :)


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

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



Very good to know :) And I can't believe the set is so inexpensive! What a great deal! Even tempts someone like me!
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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #167 on: March 02, 2016, 05:48:49 PM »
Many thanks for the very good video.

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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #168 on: March 05, 2016, 03:07:48 PM »
Meanwhile footage is emerging of the initial arrival of the NGF coach. We see here a tour coach disgorging passengers who are heading towards the level crossing, where spectators are already spectating - something must be up.


Yes, it's the Squid diesel railcar, arriving from Hokkaido which the NGF coach reached via the Trans-Siberian railway; topped by the Squid, the coach was tailed by the Crab for its long trip from Japan's most northerly main island.
http://youtu.be/ZDM1xshGXgY
« Last Edit: March 05, 2016, 03:17:21 PM by railsquid »
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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #169 on: March 05, 2016, 03:15:32 PM »
Many thanks for the excellent photo. and video. The coach looks very good sandwiched between the two diesel railcars.

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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #170 on: March 11, 2016, 01:50:34 PM »
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Finally managed to get a photo of the coach on my layout Stonehouse ,
Better late than never.
I look forward to seeing it in America.
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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #171 on: March 11, 2016, 02:00:42 PM »
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Me taking a photo of a railway fan taking a photo of an unusual coach on the branchline at Stonehouse .

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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #172 on: March 11, 2016, 02:09:03 PM »
Love that shot of the railway fan, Bob! Thanks for posting the pictures :)

And I'm excited for it to arrive too! That said, I'm very much enjoying the pictures and videos of its visit to Japan (especially the super cute squid and crab train!) and am looking forward to seeing some more before it crosses the Pacific :) I've been sneaking in some work on the layout in-between unpacking boxes and things are slowly coming together for the coach's arrival  :D
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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #173 on: March 11, 2016, 02:24:39 PM »
I hope to be able to take it out for some sightseeing tomorrow  :thumbsup:
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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #174 on: March 11, 2016, 02:27:56 PM »
I hope to be able to take it out for some sightseeing tomorrow  :thumbsup:

Ooooo! I can't wait to see!!! :)
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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #175 on: March 11, 2016, 02:29:11 PM »
In the meantime here it is having a quick kip on my control-panel-in-progress:

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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #176 on: March 13, 2016, 12:13:52 AM »
Unfortunately didn't get as much done in the way of photograpy as planned, for various reasons including but not limited to it being a grey, cold and windy day.

Anyway here's the coach overlooking one corner of the Imperial palace grounds (the green blur in the background):


And here posing in front of Tokyo Station (opened about a century ago and recently renovated, though some sort of construction is going on in/under the forecourt:
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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #177 on: March 13, 2016, 03:31:18 AM »
Unfortunately didn't get as much done in the way of photograpy as planned, for various reasons including but not limited to it being a grey, cold and windy day.

Anyway here's the coach overlooking one corner of the Imperial palace grounds (the green blur in the background):


And here posing in front of Tokyo Station (opened about a century ago and recently renovated, though some sort of construction is going on in/under the forecourt:



Looking great! Thanks very much, squidy! :)
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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #178 on: March 13, 2016, 03:51:40 AM »
It's getting around! I should have put Oz on the schedule, but maybe next year. Thanks for posting  :thumbsup:
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Re: Official NGF Coach Tour Participant List and Rules - 2015
« Reply #179 on: March 19, 2016, 03:07:39 PM »
We could always squeeze you in as next recipient as the coach is almost in the same time zone, I could lower it down to you on a rope.

But first... sorry it shrunk.

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