Friars Ambling PW inspection vehicle

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Friars Ambling PW inspection vehicle

Postby Thrubwell58 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:34 pm

The Friars Ambling Rail Traction Company has at last improved the previously tedious task of 'walking the line' for permanent way inspections by investing in a motorised inspection vehicle.

A rare photograph of the original test run, with ex-pilot Septimus Whey at the controls has been discovered with a pencil note on the back which reads "passed creek at reduced revolutions but brought her back on song and touched 95 twice", the only other paperwork available is a faded laundry bill.....

[http://my.gn15.info/p4221582.jpg/img]

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Uploading photos

Postby Thrubwell58 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 2:40 pm

Obviously my attempt to upload a photo was unsuccesful! What did I do wrong?

Other photos on www.photobucket.com/thrubwellemett under permanent way inspection...
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Postby backwaterscotland » Sun Apr 22, 2012 3:40 pm

Here you go :

Image

I like it :D

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Re: Uploading photos

Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:32 pm

Thrubwell58 wrote:Obviously my attempt to upload a photo was unsuccesful! What did I do wrong?



Hi Alan, you had [http://my.gn15.info/p4221582.jpg/img] as the link to the image.

You weren't far out, what you gneeded was Image instead.

I've deliberately miss-spelt 'http' as 'htp' so you can see the code.

I like the look of the contraption :D
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Postby Narrow gauge Nutter » Mon Apr 23, 2012 7:01 pm

Great looking buggy :P

What is it powered by?

Construction pics would be great (if available!)
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Postby Tomo » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:33 am

The 'inspector' has a very dynamic pose, very nice!

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Postby Booga » Tue Apr 24, 2012 5:55 pm

What a great little machine. I like the way his hat bends back in the wind, it must have a hidden chinstrap to stay on at 95mph! :lol:
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Friars Ambling PW inspection

Postby Thrubwell58 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:56 pm

Sadly construction pics were not taken .... the machine is a 1:24 scale Moto Guzzi with the wheels removed, the donor Hornby 'Emily' for the Milk Train loco provided the wheelsets. Septimus is made from a wire armature and Milliput, I will photograph the next one if there is an interest.

I gave up on the propulsion aspect after the 35th 0.0003" drill bit broke as I was machining the cylinders (all that work on the crankshaft wasted!).

Sadly Septimus was retired from the RAF due to chronic hair loss which displaced his flying helmet and he now wears a hairpiece (pictured). This is his work hairpiece and so, attached to it he has his regulation hat, as you will note, the strap from his goggles secures the whole assembly in place.

Latest creation progressing well - vertical boilered beach hut ....

What a very special hobby!

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Postby Tomo » Tue Apr 24, 2012 11:35 pm

This group is very keen on all work in process pictures, well, especially me.

Being an inert armchair modeler in-process photographs encourage me into work by minimizing the old, "I can't do that" syndrome! :D


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