The Strogaloft - Construction Begins... Again!

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Re: The Strogaloft - Construction Begins... Again!

Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Sep 03, 2011 8:32 pm

Oops, forgot the obligatory Kestrel shot !

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Postby thebritfarmer » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:20 pm

Congrats on the new job and the layout is looking mighty fine, nice job on the platforms.

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Postby DrStroganoff » Tue Sep 13, 2011 5:33 pm

Hey Britfarmer, thanks for that.

Platforms are progressing nicely... am using long strips of balsa for the sides of the next platform. Seems to be ok so far. No pictures though I'm afraid, because they wouldnt be very interesting !

Nothing much is going to be done in the coming weeks as I'll be rather busy. :(

Going to ride in the Devon Belle on Friday.... oh... and getting married too ! :wink:

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Postby manna » Wed Sep 14, 2011 9:31 am

G'Day Gents

Getting Married :shock: ................Bang goes another model railway :P Congratulations to the both of you :lol:

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Postby DrStroganoff » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:28 pm

Thanks Manna.

Well the wedding was a week ago, it went very well. Our loco was GWR 5239 'Goliath', which is a large 2-8-0T loco.

We had a couple of carriages reserved at the rear of the train (including the Devon Belle observation car). We went from Kingswear to Churston (a lovely little preserved station), where we were married in the booking hall. The train then came back to pick us up and take us back to Kingswear, where we boarded the Dart Explorer for our reception, sailing around the coast. Lovely !

And here I am in the cab of Goliath !
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Now then... I need to get cracking on my platforms !! :D

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Postby thebritfarmer » Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:29 pm

Congrats to both you and your good lady. Sounds like you had a cracking time.

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Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Sep 23, 2011 7:41 pm

Now that's what I call a wedding! All the best to both of you - I bet there's plenty out there wishing they had such an understanding bride!

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Postby Bufferstop » Fri Sep 23, 2011 11:29 pm

Congratulations to you both, being able to share an interest bodes well for you, put in a booking now for you Silver Wedding Anniversary :)
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Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Sep 24, 2011 1:39 pm

Thanks very much chaps.

Nobody believes me, but the whole 'wedding on a steam railway' was her idea !

I've just noticed that Hattons have got their Class 28 Co-Bo's in.... really want one :(

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Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Oct 15, 2011 9:45 pm

Evening chaps.

Today I am a very happy man.... Let me put you in the picture. The wife is mad on entering competitions, she enters every contest imaginable, and she does rather well at it ! So last week, we had a call to say that we/she has won an uber Sony entertainment package, which is very cool, but I dont really want the PS3 so I'll be flogging it. Now, this is where it gets good, today I was given permission to go on a jolly to the nearest model shop and purchase myself a new loco! :D So off I went to Lord & Butler this morning to see what they had.

While in said shop, I had a moment (more like an hour) of weakness, and came out of there with 2 new locos, a coach, ballast, Kadee's, decoders and some road strip... Now I'm in the doghouse... The look of horror/anger on the wifes face when I got home was quite frightening. But being the smooth operator that I am, I've slaved away in the kitchen all day making a nice meal for her and now all is forgiven. So I've just finally had a chance to get these new locos up the loft for a spin !!

I got myself a new Bachmann Class 25, with the new faded look factory weathering. Mighty nice it is too!
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And then theres the impulse buy... Class 47 in Intercity Swallow livery with white rimmed wheels.... mmmm...
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You may notice some new platform and the start of ballasting around the station area in that last photo.

The plan for the 47 is now to get a rake of MK3s, and a DVT. Then I can get some HST power cars to share duties on the MK3s.... thats the long-term plan anyway!

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Re: The Strogaloft - Construction Begins... Again!

Postby siquelme » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:21 pm

Nice additions to the fleet

Out of interest will you be modelling the locomotive you got married behind?
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Postby DrStroganoff » Sat Oct 15, 2011 10:51 pm

Hi Siquelme

I'd very much like to model our wedding train... I plan on getting a Hornby Devon Belle coach, and maybe putting some figures in it, like a Preiser 'Wedding Party' or similar.

Unfortunately nobody makes a RTR model of a 2-8-0T loco :( I'm sure they will one day though, I think that large tank locos have been towards the top of peoples 'wishlists' for a while now.

Interestingly, the rest of the train was made up of old 'slam door' DMU coaches, they looked like what you'd get in a Class 117 DMU. They were all painted umber and cream and 'named' in the Pullman style. I guess they'd be quite easy to model using Lima coaches.

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Re: The Strogaloft - Construction Begins... Again!

Postby siquelme » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:22 pm

I know theres a kit to build one as i remember seeing a few of them going on flebay

Its annoying my daughter took her first steps on a train pulled by an ex army steam train but unfortunally theres no RTR or even kits for it but one day!
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Postby manna » Sat Oct 15, 2011 11:44 pm

G'Day Gents

Knowing absolutely nothing about the GWR (Green, Wet and Rusty) would it be possible to fit a 28xx chassis under a 65xx and make a passable looking 2-8-0 tank :!:

I know get back in the corner :?

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Re: The Strogaloft - Construction Begins... Again!

Postby thebritfarmer » Sun Oct 16, 2011 2:38 am

Nice pickups Dr.S Is the 47 Intercity a Bachmann? I just picked one up by ViTrains very nice.
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