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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2940 on: July 08, 2020, 03:21:01 PM »
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Hello Chums

Thank you very much for the lovely response to my 'Imagination' post.  I really enjoyed reading your fascinating replies and I noticed the kind reception that the replies received.  @Paddy  mentioned 'play value' which is an interesting concept.  I think I might return to that in a later post.

In the meantime, Poppingham has gone pre-Grouping, to the wonderful North Eastern Railway.



A little while back, a NER bogie van attracted interest in @Bealman 's 'Beal & Castle Eden...Restoration?' thread.  A few weeks later, one has arrived at Poppingham, courtesy of @Chris in Prague .  The locomotive is 'R' class 4-4-0 No. 592.  She's not a goods engine, but is my only locomotive in the lovely NER passenger livery, described by Hamilton Ellis as 'bright green'.  The bogie van is lettered 'York' and is bringing lots 'n' lots of goodies from Betty's to the stations served by the Table-Top Railway.  Fat Rascal, anyone?

Thanks again for your responses and many thanks for looking.

Best wishes.

Tickety-tonk.

John

PS  The two LNER wagons and the brake van are pretending to be NER.  The 'NE' lettering helps!
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1930s to the 1950s.

For the made-up background to the railway and list of characters, please see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38281.msg607991#msg607991

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2941 on: July 08, 2020, 04:12:34 PM »
Well John, you could always get a box or two of Cheeky Little Rascals.

I presume your journey back after departing York will be a stop off in Harrogate to replenish the Fat Rascals eaten between York and Harrogate and no doubt calling in at Taylor’s for that wonderful Yorkshire Tea.

Stay safe

Mike H  8)

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2942 on: July 08, 2020, 04:40:34 PM »
Excellent John, and thank you for your latest thought provoking post.

I see from the pond that you don't have much wind today (if you don't mind me saying so?)  :D

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2943 on: July 08, 2020, 05:05:59 PM »
Very good to see that the NE York bogie van arrived safely. Unless you cleaned the wheels yourself, it looks in brand new condition. The products of both Betty's (happy memories!) and Taylors will be very popular. Will this be a weekly delivery?

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« Reply #2944 on: July 10, 2020, 10:02:51 AM »
It's LMS To-day

Hello Chums

I hope to spend a fair amount of time to-day simply running trains round the Table-Top Railway.  Time well spent, in my view.  Having had Southern and North Eastern trains operating over the last few days, I thought it might be a jolly jape to play at LMS.

I wandered down to Poppingham station and saw '2F' 0-6-0 No. 22958 approaching with an up goods or, as this is LMS, freight.
 



Noticing the down starting and distant signals were 'off', I waited and was soon rewarded with the splendid sight of 'Prince of Wales' 4-6-0 No. 5604 Enchantress with a passenger working.



A bit of quick winding-on of the film allowed another photograph of Enchantress getting into her stride and rounding 'Castle Curve'.



Such fun!  This is the Table-Top Railway doing what it was designed to do.

Many thanks for looking and all best wishes.

Toodle-pip.

John
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)

The Table-Top Railway is an attempt to create, in British 'N' gauge,  a 'semi-scenic' railway in the old-fashioned style, reminiscent of the layouts of the 1930s to the 1950s.

For the made-up background to the railway and list of characters, please see here: https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38281.msg607991#msg607991

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2945 on: July 10, 2020, 10:12:56 AM »
It is indeed, John. Wonderful pics.  :thumbsup:

I would have killed for an LMS loco like that when I was a kid.

Top stuff, keep it coming!  :beers:
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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2946 on: July 10, 2020, 10:14:06 AM »
Glad to see you are having “fun” John!  ;)

Kind regards

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2947 on: July 10, 2020, 11:10:06 AM »
John, that’s what the hobby is all about, playing trains and letting your imagination drift in you own created world.

Have fun  :)

Stay safe

Mike H  8)


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« Reply #2948 on: July 10, 2020, 11:56:21 AM »
Enjoy playing trains John.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2949 on: July 10, 2020, 12:46:53 PM »
Lovely stuff enjoy playing trains 🚂
Not sure its supposed to do that

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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2950 on: July 10, 2020, 03:12:38 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
  I'll echo the last Five posts, enjoy your trains John.
   stay safe regards Derek.
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Re: Poppingham - a Table-Top Railway in British 'N' Gauge
« Reply #2951 on: Yesterday at 08:37:50 AM »

Virol would be a good livery for a private-owner van!
Surprised no-one's done it...
PW

Now that would be a lovely livery to replicate ...............
Wonder if anyone has done it?  :hmmm:

(It is a nice wagon PW  :thumbsup:)

...ok I am a bit late to the party (or several parties by the sound of it after catching up with the thread!) but I'll bite



Cracking wagon and a colourful addition to the likes of the mustard van & the Zoflora one :)

Been a wizard wheeze John, spent the last couple of hours (in between work distractions) getting up to date with the goings on in Poppingham - great to see the silliness continuing unabated!

That LSWR livery by Gideon is a cracker ....
Thanks for looking - Andrew

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