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QUOTE video of Cock o' the North
Impressive!
Especially when it's crossing the bridge. That would make a great still photo.

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QUOTE (dwb @ 7 Feb 2015, 07:57) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>. That would make a great still photo.

David

Thanks David , you are right .
I stopped the video at 0.21 secs blew it up to full screen and sat back and enjoyed . Thanks to my favourite photo person .
We will see what she can do with a still shot.

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Great photos


Knowing the size of Cock O' the North, you realise just how large that bridge is. It really is a great piece of modelling.

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Hi David , thanks for your reply. When I built the Goon Bridge I pinned the three bows and top girders together to make sure that all components were the same size and shape. To do this I had to clear 'acres' of space on my baseboards/workbench , yes it is large, but not quite the largest structure on the GVR. The build reminded me of my balsa model aircraft days.!

Regards , Tony .

Hi to Alan also . Thanks for your reply . Nice to see you back in action again.


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Discussion Starter · #647 ·
Have you ever wondered what an 80yrs old and his spouse, get up on the evening of their 56th wedding anniversary?

Well wonder no more.

We put together a few video clips and stills- some of which have been shown before - apologies for that. However, there are a few are new stills and clips.,
plus some 'show-you-hows' These are not supposed to show you how it should be done, but how we did it.

This youtube follows on from post number 365

http://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/pw7nNn3dJ1c?rel=0
 

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Hi . It has been a long time since last I posted , about 6 months no less . Not much has gone on in the Valley ,no new buildings nor much new stock, but a fair amount of dreaming.The medical waiting list has at last got round to my name and last month I had a cataract removed improving my vision . When I get my new glasses it will be a case of 'look out Goons here I come'. In the interim here are a few pictures taken by my favourite picture maker'

First up is a Rosebud Kitmaster Duchess of Gloucester made up over 40 years ago as City of Leicester. The kit required some slight modifications


Next is a Bachmann LMS Jubilee No 5563 Australia


GWR small prairie tank at Greenslade.


Lastly a Class 5 with Caprotti valve gear .This loco was butchered out of a Tri-ang Princess.
Sorry the tender has derailed .


Hopefully the next post will not take so long coming .

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Enjoyed the video Tony, belated congratulation's

Like the photos' also.

Thanks for sharing.
 

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Thanks for the post dt,

David I'm glad you enjoyed the video and pictures. A positive post like that always perks up my favourite picture taker and general assistant . On her behalf I say 'Thanks'.
I enjoy sharing the Goon Valley Railway with visitors who are just as aged as me and just as portly and ungainly getting under my 'duck-unders' . It's just as much fun watching elderly ladies sqirming on hands and knees beneath my trainset, but with a gentle prod and a push they all make it-eventually.In spite of that they say some nice things about the GVR, not so sure of what they say about me though.
 

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Alan , thanks for posting , Very much appreciated . I envy your show visits . There is nothing like that in these parts, so enjoy.
Hi Kris , many thanks for your reply also . Now that I've got some better eyes I'll try to keep more up-to-date with news from the Goon Valley Railway.
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Hi from Qld Tony.

Don't know how I managed it but I missed your video. Congratulations to your wife for making such a good job of it, and well done you too. I love the Goons theme and Allo Allo as well; I'm a fan of both.
 

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Thank you very much Peter. Encouraging comments are always appreciated , they brightened up an otherwise rainy ,cold and miserable day.
My wife was thrilled to receive your praises also,thanks.
There was a time when I did most of the photographing but with the advent of computers and digital cameras and other digital stuff I have been left behind somewhat, so now leave all that to my "favourite picture taking person ", and she does me proud.
I can manage to type these posts (just ) so any spelling errors and poor grammar is down to me.


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QUOTE (10001 @ 25 Sep 2015, 09:05) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Thank you very much Peter. Encouraging comments are always appreciated , they brightened up an otherwise rainy ,cold and miserable day.
My wife was thrilled to receive your praises also,thanks.
There was a time when I did most of the photographing but with the advent of computers and digital cameras and other digital stuff I have been left behind somewhat, so now leave all that to my "favourite picture taking person ", and she does me proud.
I can manage to type these posts (just ) so any spelling errors and poor grammar is down to me.


Best wishes
Just put E&OE at the end.
 

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Notwithstanding what I wrote in post no.653 regarding the "duck under"situated at the north end of Eccles station,at a recent meeting of the Board of Directors of the Goon Valley Railway it was unanimously decided that the "duck under"will have to go .It was not long before the rail closure notices were promulgated and plans prepared for a lift out section looking very much like the original.


At first I thought I had misplaced my Zuron track cutters so had to bring in the heavy brigade from the garden shed.




The timber track bed and arches had been made up of well seasoned scrap timber, nailed, glued and screwed into quite a sturdy structure, so we had to deal to it with the chainsaw.
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Whilst this progressed( still not finished) a start was made altering the track layout and points at the north end of Eccles station.



This required a slight modification to the trap door,and relaying the trackwork .To get to this stage most of the station buildings,and road overbridge had to be removed and kept for further use.
xxGWR ROD 2-8-0awaiting the opening of the trap door.


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These alterations did not stopall workings on the GVR and here is a picture of recently acquired Hornby Franko Crosti 9F on a running in turn.


My thanks to my bestest assistant for the pictures and expert handling of the sledge hammer.!!!
 
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