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A short tour of Two Sister's Farm
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Broadoak



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 06, 2015 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Giles,

I must admit I am quite pleased with the way it has turned out, especially the opening doors. I wanted it to look rustic and home made, but tough for the hard work hauling the crops at harvest time.

Peter
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been asked on another forum to take a few close ups of the wooden bodied Simplex, these only serve to show up its faults really.
So I used the opportunity to clean the track and wheels of the locos and stock and generally test the layout ready for its next outing in April.











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PostPosted: Mon Mar 09, 2015 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also thought it about time the driver, an ex commando had a change of shirt. He has worn the other red one for at least five years so I have re-painted it a sort of off white colour.






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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 1:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had a wander round down the farm this morning and took a couple of pictures of the new shunter's crew. There are two of them the driver and his young son.
I can't run the loco with the doors fully open as there is not enough clearance with the bride supporting wall. I can run with them slightly open though giving the onlooker a glimpse, it is the sort of thing children like to look at while at shows.





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PostPosted: Wed Mar 11, 2015 3:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh, back to the good old Pre-Health & Safety days, when you could take your lad to work with you during the School Holidays.... Wink Razz

I reckon there's very little actual work done on this "Farm", though... they all seem to spend most of their time mucking about playing trains!! Shocked What an idyllic job !! Laughing
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Broadoak



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few pictures taken at Beacon-Rail 2015 exhibition on 11th April, an enjoyable small show where we were sadly the only narrow gauge exhibit.















While exhibiting at Tring we gained another sister.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been given a disc of photographs taken by my fellow operator Andy Knott some years ago, here are a few hopefully not seen before.







The Davenport in its original lightly modified condition, it later had a fuel filler and air cleaner added to make it look a bit more interesting.





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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2015 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



The Massey Ferguson 35x getting some attention, she is used mainly for light work around the yard.







A view looking down the yard taken from the top of the engine house.





The yard foreman's hut is based on the ones we had at work, which have now been updated.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote





A couple of shots taken at the Small Layout Show at Werrington a few weeks ago.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A few pictures taken by my fellow operator Andy K on his mobile phone at the Northampton and District Narrow Gauge Open Day. A most enjoyable show I must admit, with a friendly knowledgeable gathering of fellow enthusiasts.











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PostPosted: Thu Jan 07, 2016 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been kindly given permission to post a few photographs taken by Mick Thornton, a specialist narrow gauge photographer, at an exhibition last November.
It was a specialist narrow gauge show that I found most enjoyable with a very friendly relaxed atmosphere.













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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have kindly been given permission to post some of the superb photographs of Two Sisters Farm taken by Chris Nevard for Model Rail magazine. He came up last year to take the photos which appear in the July issue of Model Rail magazine no 223.

The pictures are in no particular order and will take a while as they all have to be re-sized.





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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

got the magazine today, expect there to be those who only thing trains ran on one gauge and you need a football stadium to build a model of a railway , to grumble on that forum.
Excellent article.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 3:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are too kind Simon.

Many thanks you have cheered me no end.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2016 4:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

no problem , there is one make of lorry you still need to include, partly because of my own interest and connections, and your own background and that is a Scammell. Not much available but I will get round to doing a 1/32 scale version of a MH. I have done the cab body for a postwar FAR , the equivalent to the Scarab. One of the MH's preserved(I think the one done in the TV scrap challenge/restoration program) was used as a farm tractor after its life on the railways. Only know because one of the chaps from the farm remembered it and he told me when I was running model shop.
Mind you there was a farmer down south who used his Rolls Royce as a farm tractor!
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