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Jon's new train

Postby Rockley Bottom » Sat May 24, 2008 7:25 pm

I thought now was the right time to post the latest train acquired by Jon, a member of the Gnorfolkers.
Jon got married a few weeks ago to Christine, who was fully aware of Jon's interest in railways :lol: and, even so, was happy to take him on. Preparing to be a good and dutiful railway wife, the wedding cake (one of two) was duly decorated with the appropriate symbol of true affection. The happy couple are normally shown on the cake under an arch of flowers etc, but Christine went for a train, a complete surprise to Jon on the day :roll: . I believe the honeymoon was spent at Hythe, which, to Jon's surprise, has a narrow gauge railway nearby :o :o
One offshoot from the wedding was an ample supply of delicious wedding cake, consumed by the hungry horde at the last Gnorfolkers meeting.
Jon kindly brought the train to show us, and great discussion took place about the scale/gauge designation. Nick I think came up with the best answer, that of broad gauge Gn15 :wink: :wink:
We wish Jon and Christine all the best, Ralph.

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Postby Panda » Sat May 24, 2008 7:50 pm

how is he going to motorise that? lol
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Postby More_Cats_Than_Sense » Sat May 24, 2008 8:12 pm

Just need to see what layout Jon thinks up to put it on :wink:
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Postby DCRfan » Sat May 24, 2008 9:48 pm

Ah, another line of attack to complete the Gn15 domination of the model railway world - wedding, 21st and birthday cake centre pieces.

How will we categorise the next step, the working cake top layout - Pizza Layout doesn't really work?
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Sat May 24, 2008 9:53 pm

Well, if it's a wedding cake layout......the currants will be there already
Sorry :oops: :oops:

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Postby calme1952 » Sun May 25, 2008 8:52 am

Hi,
Nice loc.
Made of white chocolate ?
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Postby Rockley Bottom » Sun May 25, 2008 10:29 am

What a great idea to have used chocolate :!: :!: I doubt if it would have made it back from the wedding in one piece iof it had been edible If it had the Ngorfork boys would soon have re-engineered it :D :D .

I think most of it is plastic card and cardboard which I do not think would make good eating.

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Postby Rockley Bottom » Sun May 25, 2008 10:39 am

Hi Paul

I have seen a circle of track with a train runnig round, round a christmas tree, so one round a wedding cake would seem feasable.

A three level cake could have an alpine line going up and round from the bottom to the top.

How about a tunnel going through some of the layers, in true alpine fashion :!: :wink:

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Postby andrew milner » Sun May 25, 2008 6:46 pm

I'm sure many have seen this Christmas cake railway from Japan :D
http://members.jcom.home.ne.jp/a.moro/
(under model railroad layouts)
A very nice loco on the wedding cake though! (who's going to be first with a working version :wink: )
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