All Change -- Well Not Quite!

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:10 pm

joshv8 wrote:
Montfort wrote:Guess Santa will be a little late bit this year... :lol:

You dont say! He could have stepped up to a nice quick streamlined engine and not the elf shunter! :lol:


I have it on good authority that Santa will be 'on time', BUT only to good boys and girls. Not to those taking the Mickey on his new form of transport. :shock: :lol:

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby Montfort » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:28 pm

glencairn wrote:...I have it on good authority that Santa will be 'on time', BUT only to good boys and girls.
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That's the reason why I never saw him and I'll never see him. :lol:
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby joshv8 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:37 pm

My son keeps telling me if Im naughty Ill get coal for christmas.... sounds like a good reason to me to ramp up the misbehavior!

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Mon Oct 22, 2018 2:40 pm

joshv8 wrote:My son keeps telling me if Im naughty Ill get coal for christmas.... sounds like a good reason to me to ramp up the misbehavior!


I have a bag or two of Locomotive Coal. :D

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby joshv8 » Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:51 pm

glencairn wrote:
joshv8 wrote:My son keeps telling me if Im naughty Ill get coal for christmas.... sounds like a good reason to me to ramp up the misbehavior!


I have a bag or two of Locomotive Coal. :D

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Haha... guess you were particularly troublesome! On a serious question how hard is that to come by now?

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:46 am

joshv8 wrote:Haha... guess you were particularly troublesome! On a serious question how hard is that to come by now?


Until recently we had a house not far from the old Border Counties Railway line. A few years ago we were at Reedsmouth Junction (Northumberland) and I came across a couple of small lumps of coal on where the old trackbed was. I have still got them. :D and broken them into little bits. Eventually some will go into bunkers of the steam engines.

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby HarryR » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:37 pm

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Mountain wrote:What looks like a brake van at the end. That looks like it has Toby the Tram engine origions.


I bought it on this site a little while back. I believe it is a Southern (I stand to be corrected) six wheel brake van. It is a white metal kit, and is heavy. I love it :lol:

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Is it a leap too far to imagine Toby as a candidate for conversion to a "motorised van" - to push round otherwise static Dapol engines ?

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby joshv8 » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:10 pm

HarryR wrote:
glencairn wrote:
Mountain wrote:What looks like a brake van at the end. That looks like it has Toby the Tram engine origions.


I bought it on this site a little while back. I believe it is a Southern (I stand to be corrected) six wheel brake van. It is a white metal kit, and is heavy. I love it :lol:

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Is it a leap too far to imagine Toby as a candidate for conversion to a "motorised van" - to push round otherwise static Dapol engines ?


Theres an article I only saw recently... pretty sure in one of the publications, of converting toby back to a non thomas styled steam tram.

Edit... give this a watch https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FneVuTYAnuc

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Sat Oct 27, 2018 10:39 pm

I don’t have a Toby engine. Never had one. Don’t want one. :lol:

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby Chops » Sun Oct 28, 2018 5:38 am

Outstanding conversion. My next locomotive will be that. What a beautiful re-creation.
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby Montfort » Sun Oct 28, 2018 8:07 am

glencairn wrote:I don’t have a Toby engine. Never had one. Don’t want one. :lol:
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Me too ! :lol:
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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:06 am

Chops wrote:Outstanding conversion. My next locomotive will be that. What a beautiful re-creation.


Thanks Chops.

The 'old Santa train' used to run on the track to Scholarsgate. Our five Grandchildren (Now aged between 2 and 6) would watch. Last year the train finally 'gave up'. :(
Now Santa has a new train :D
I am keeping it a surprise for the children when they visit Christmas Eve. :)

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby HarryR » Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:41 am

joshv8 wrote:
HarryR wrote:
glencairn wrote:
I bought it on this site a little while back. I believe it is a Southern (I stand to be corrected) six wheel brake van. It is a white metal kit, and is heavy. I love it :lol:

Glencairn

Is it a leap too far to imagine Toby as a candidate for conversion to a "motorised van" - to push round otherwise static Dapol engines ?


Theres an article I only saw recently... pretty sure in one of the publications, of converting toby back to a non thomas styled steam tram.

Edit... give this a watch https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=FneVuTYAnuc


Thanks, I've never seen a Toby in RL, but that video shows breaking one up probably not so difficult, making something out of the pieces might be a bigger ask. Another 'project' for armchair speculation :wink:

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:07 pm

Saw a real one once, although it had lost face a bit :)

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Re: All Change -- Well Not Quite!

Postby glencairn » Sun Oct 28, 2018 4:37 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:Saw a real one once, although it had lost face a bit :)

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At Bury on the East Lancs Railway

Jim


-- and losing a skirt maybe?

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