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Bodget Bottom
« on: October 19, 2017, 05:07:46 PM »
I was just browsing on YouTube when this video popped up. For those of you that remember Peter Charles Fagg, you might like to take a look.

He had a lot of trouble with his layout, getting it to run. He had some exciting ideas, but couldnít always get them to work. @daveg and I used to pop over and see him. On this occasion, I sorted out a short and we managed to get a loco to run all the way round. After we had gone, Peter obviously took this video.

I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Bodget Bottom
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2017, 05:12:15 PM »
Thanks for sharing that Malc.
I followed Peterís threads with great interest as he was always so humorous despite the problems that beset him and his layout.
Good to see the layout in its entirety and a fitting tribute to a lovely man.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Bodget Bottom
« Reply #2 on: October 19, 2017, 06:44:50 PM »
Thanks @Malc!

Great to see and as you said, Peter had some great ideas that somehow were always evolving into something else even more challenging.

Dave G


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Re: Bodget Bottom
« Reply #3 on: October 19, 2017, 08:19:46 PM »
Ah. The memories of one of life's true gents.
He loved his girder bridges, did Peter :D

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Re: Bodget Bottom
« Reply #4 on: October 19, 2017, 11:45:13 PM »
I never met Peter unfortunately, but I did enjoy reading his posts.

Another girder bridge man - yet another reason why he was a good guy.

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Re: Bodget Bottom
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2017, 12:02:14 AM »
Thanks for putting this up, Malc! I'm sure Peter would have been pleased.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Bodget Bottom
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2018, 04:30:27 AM »
I see you too don't make life easy. Good for you. How are all your rock faces coming along ?

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Re: Bodget Bottom
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2018, 11:05:41 AM »
@simontk Unfortunately Peter passed away in October 2016, so woní be posting a reply. However he did have some molds and a good quantity of plaster of Paris at hand.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Bodget Bottom
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 12:53:54 PM »
Not stumbled across this little thread before - thanks for posting, Malc. Such a shame the layout never got finished - it could have been superb. Also a shame he didn't put a rake of coaches behind the loco before videoing it...

Cheers,

Chris
"As I always say, it's a funny old world. Do you always say that? Oh good." (Jill Tweedie)

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Re: Bodget Bottom
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 02:16:05 PM »
I think he was just grateful to get it to run all the way round. Every time Dave and I visited, he had rearranged his layout.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Bodget Bottom
« Reply #10 on: November 25, 2018, 08:11:44 PM »
Looks great :thumbsup:

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Re: Bodget Bottom
« Reply #11 on: November 28, 2018, 11:16:57 PM »
Found another of Peterís little videos of Bodget Bottom.
I'm not sure if life is passing me by, or trying to run me over.

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Re: Bodget Bottom
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2018, 12:25:27 AM »
Yes, he had some eccentric wagon loads!
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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