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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Norma's 2nd Christmas

Postby nickbrad » Mon Dec 24, 2012 12:52 pm

I hate to pull out again so close to it visiting me, but my camera has had a fit just before xmas and so I won't be able to document the visit. Coupled with a complete lack of scenbery, I'd be better placed to catch the next one. Sorry guys.

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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Norma's 2nd Christmas

Postby MOHAAPlayer » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:23 am

Dad-1 wrote:Together they all rolled away into the sunset with trusty 'Duncan', Malcolm & Dwayne telling of trips to New Zealand
where they were almost eaten

Really?

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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Norma's 2nd Christmas

Postby Eastern » Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:14 pm

Paging Durseytu - :wink:
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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Norma's 2nd Christmas

Postby Durseytu » Thu Jan 17, 2013 9:37 pm

Ok so a quick update on the tours visit to the YCR (I should have done this sooner but a PM from bufferstop gave me a suitable reminder, and well timed with his PM I might say). I will have Norma visit the YCR next Thursday / Friday as these are the first few days this year I will be able to get to the layout. Thanks to busy Christmas and somewhat problematic January has kept me away however I have been looking forward to this. I had hoped to have moved her on sooner but Norma's visit took me by surprise. So joshing_man has another week to work on his lovely layout in ready to receive the tour the week following next! :wink: I also have been experimenting a lot with macro photography and video production so expect something good. I just hope that this cold weather lifts otherwise I will have to don some rather warm clothing as lofts are somewhat unforgiving at this time of year!

Anyways look forward to the weekend following next.

Cheers,

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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Norma's 2nd Christmas

Postby joshing_man » Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:14 pm

Thanks for the warning.

Now for the odds of something actually happening before NoRMa arrives:

Naff all - 1/100
Diddly squat - 1/50
Precious little - Evens
Anything at all - 10/1
Something of note - 100/1
Anything scenic other than a mishmash of buildings/platforms/trees being plonked on the layout - don't be silly, but if you think Scotland could win the next football World Cup or even the Rugby Six Nations - 500/1

Watch this space ...... :lol:

Andrew

ps Please note I don't gamble myself and neither condone or recommend it. Anyone who wishes to donate money to me though is more than welcome! :lol: :wink:
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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Norma's 2nd Christmas

Postby Durseytu » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:57 pm

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Somewhere in the corner... something begins to stir...
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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Norma's 2nd Christmas

Postby Durseytu » Tue Jan 29, 2013 11:54 pm

Tadaaa... burst forth Norma from her cardboard confinement where she had been resting throughout January...

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She was certainly in high spirits (groan).

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What's this? Norma caught me flying instead of playing trains. Shocking I know. Righto off to the YCR it is then...

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Norma trundles across the bridge to visit the YCR pulled by something with a bit of modern flair. Yes I know they are called skips and that its out of place on the YCR... I like them so deal with it! :P

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Our two modern visitors arrive, but to find Colnbridge station deserted. Where are all the trains?

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Ahhh that would be why. A bit further on up the line (after losing a bit of paint on the tight bends of Colnbridge station) our visitors find a gaping hole on the up line. That would explain the lack of services. (I've had to pull this track piece up to repair a poxy point motor and have currently disguised the mess with some craftily placed ballast for the purposes of the tour)

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They head off to Colnbridge yard to scratch their heads as to what to do...

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Thankfully 44871 arrives and offers to take Norma on one of the reduced passenger services still running today.

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All coupled up they are ready to go.

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It's back off to Colnbridge to pick up passengers. 'Ah so that's where you shot off to'.

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Norma has had to hold in her breath here to avoid losing any more paint. Punters at The Swan are bemused by this colourful new carriage they have never seen before!

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Ready to go it's off to Yeoveney spur that is still accessible.

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"Hurry up lads you haven't done anything" shouts Norma as they pass the defunct point.

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A quick visit to Yeoveney, the passengers pile into Norma. More comfortable than those older carriages at the back!

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"Ah we have a bit of a problem" says 44871, "I forgot that we can only get two carriages down here!"

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Thankfully 30036 arrives to save the day and push Norma and her fellow carriages back down the platform so 44871 can complete its run-around.

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They head of back to Colnbridge where 67001 readies a passenger charter to take them off the YCR back to the mainline. Thanks for visiting Norma... until next time! :D

Norma should be with Andrew soon so we will look forward to seeing all the exciting updates he has been working on :wink:

Cheers,

Stuart
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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Norma's 2nd Christmas

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Jan 30, 2013 9:40 am

Hi Stuart,

Some great scenes there, well worth the wait ....... Norma wanting to fly ??
The layout still looking good.

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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Norma's 2nd Christmas

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:29 am

Pics worth waiting for, hope all's well at Andrew's layout.
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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Last call for participants

Postby Bufferstop » Wed Jan 30, 2013 10:44 am

Just had a look at the list we have joshing_man, Terrier and Blue_2, if you think you should be on there PM me. The list has been edited so much that I can't be sure I haven't lost someone :)
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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Last call for participants

Postby Eastern » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:57 am

Great pictures Stuart - nice to see NORMA on the YCR - layout looking good too!
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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Last call for participants

Postby Durseytu » Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:16 pm

Hi chaps, yes Norma seemed to enjoy the flight simulator (it's another hobby of mine)... we went all the way from Heathrow to Roam! Still hope she's got to Andrew safely. It was a pleasure to have a go at the YCR again enough though I couldn't run trains in the way I would have hoped thanks to the hole!

Cheers,

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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Last call for participants

Postby joshing_man » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:34 pm

Yep safely received. Sorry haven't had time to log in let alone get in the loft with her yet.

However she is safely stored awaiting a run out on the wonder that is my unnamed wilderness layout!

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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Last call for participants

Postby Terrier » Sat Feb 09, 2013 8:10 am

Crikey! i'd better pull my socks up as well?! ...the viaduct at least ought to be ready for the esteemed visitor! :shock:

(take your time Andrew suh!) :D

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Re: NRM 00 Tour No5 - Last call for participants

Postby Bufferstop » Sat Feb 09, 2013 10:52 am

Just the KUTA that might get you going old boy :)
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