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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #165 on: November 24, 2019, 06:37:24 AM »
Thanks for the interesting exposť.
With kind regards
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #166 on: November 24, 2019, 07:45:09 AM »
Thanks for the interesting exposť.

My pleasure good sir! We're here to share aren't we?

Now I expect you all to study those pics and revise them.

I will be testing you all later!  :D
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #167 on: November 24, 2019, 07:48:33 AM »

PS I have absolutely no idea what you are talking about in the last paragraph but just to say, still being a schoolboy at heart, that there are few fnarr fnarrs in there that might be commented upon as, surely, I can't be the only one  ;). It was the Forney and Porter after the Climaxes that got me  :). Sorry. I'll shut up now.

OK weave. I get the fnarr fnarrs now I've read it through again. So if I try a Camelback Forney with a Porter in a Minaret do I end up with a couple of Climaxes? Good Lord!

You dirty little beast! :goggleeyes:

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« Last Edit: November 24, 2019, 08:06:17 AM by chrispearce »
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #168 on: November 24, 2019, 02:45:43 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
  Thanks Chris all very interesting, hope the op goes well
      regards Derek

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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #169 on: November 24, 2019, 03:34:15 PM »
Hi Chris - was fascinated to encounter a Shay at the BC Forest Discovery Centre in Duncan, British Columbia this summer. Never seen anything quite like it!









More info on Wikipedia

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« Reply #170 on: November 24, 2019, 05:14:47 PM »
Thanks @maridunian. They are rather unconventional. Suited to low-speed high-traction running up impossible grades and round equally impossible corners. Thankfully Atlas have done all the hard work for me! Interesting and useful pics.  :thumbsup:
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #171 on: November 27, 2019, 12:02:29 AM »
Although nothing to do with the purpose of this forum, I thought that as people had so kindly wished me all the best for my op, I can gladly report that I am now convalescing at my Sister's house until tomorrow afternoon. All has been grand. This is now the beginning of the up and up and I am looking forward to mending and getting on things - like the MQR!

Just an aside (of an aside) which MIGHT amuse someone and demonstrate my personal philosophy that "half a joke is better than no joke at all" I share this event from this morning.

I was seen very swiftly by an array of staff to check me in etc. They all asked me the same questions - name, date-of-birth, any allergies etc. The usual. Anyway, during the last staff member's questions, another nurse came into the assessment room and said," He needs to go to theatre now, they are really desperate to start".

I replied," Oh so it's an all-female surgical team then?".

They shook their heads in what looked like pity.

Seems fair enough to me.  :(
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #172 on: November 27, 2019, 10:47:46 AM »
As a tonic to my bruised and tender soul I have just heard that my Shay is (poetically) on its way. I bought it from a Harrow-based company called N Scale American Trains and have to say I am already impressed with the service. I originally ordered a painted but unlettered version but received an email saying that during testing the loco was running fine in reverse but stuttered a lot when going forwards. Would I like the shop owner to continue running it in to see if that resolved the issue or would I like to choose a different version? I chose the latter and an 'East Side Logging' Shay is (again, poetically) on its way.

Perhaps this kind of thing is usual but I thought I share. Nice and considerate chap, I thought.  :thumbsup:
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #173 on: November 27, 2019, 11:06:37 AM »
Always nice to hear of good service.  :thumbsup: I'm sorry Chris, I did not realise your soul had been operated on. Hope the recovery is going well   :)
« Last Edit: November 27, 2019, 11:08:26 AM by dannyboy »
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #174 on: November 27, 2019, 04:27:52 PM »
I bought it from a Harrow-based company called N Scale American Trains and have to say I am already impressed with the service.
Perhaps this kind of thing is usual but I thought I share. Nice and considerate chap, I thought.  :thumbsup:

I used this shop - Tony is the chap's name as I recall - a lot when modelling US 'N' scale a few years ago.  Very good service.  He used to run the 'N' scale part of a big US outline dealer in Slough.  It appeared to decide to go 'H0' only and he started up in Harrow.

I hope you have a speedy recovery.

Best wishes.

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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #175 on: November 27, 2019, 04:54:01 PM »
Hopefully your recovery proceeds perfectly well Chris.
Iím looking forward to further progress on MQR.

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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #176 on: November 27, 2019, 08:35:34 PM »
I bought it from a Harrow-based company called N Scale American Trains and have to say I am already impressed with the service.
Perhaps this kind of thing is usual but I thought I share. Nice and considerate chap, I thought.  :thumbsup:

I used this shop - Tony is the chap's name as I recall - a lot when modelling US 'N' scale a few years ago.  Very good service.  He used to run the 'N' scale part of a big US outline dealer in Slough.  It appeared to decide to go 'H0' only and he started up in Harrow.

I hope you have a speedy recovery.

Best wishes.

John

Yes, the shop in Slough. Its name escapes me but I did look on the website to see what it had and, indeed, it seemed to be all HO!

BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :veryangry:
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #177 on: November 27, 2019, 09:42:10 PM »
Model Junction?

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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #178 on: November 27, 2019, 10:08:30 PM »
Yes; that's it.  Thank you.

Best wishes.

John
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Re: THE MAEN QUARRY RAILWAY (CORNWALL)
« Reply #179 on: November 28, 2019, 04:48:10 PM »



My Shay arrived today. Mine has a very slightly different paint job and has 'East Side Logging' on the bunker but the basic model is identical. I really love this little loco.

Funny isn't it but if one buys a tank engine in N Gauge one can open the box and think just how small it is. I look forward to getting on and providing my growing fleet with a 'playground'. At least I can walk normally now but bending and moving is unpleasant so I shall have to stick with building the New York Central on my laptop for the time being. :thumbsup:
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