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    British narrow gauge in 009 - County Gate

    I thought you guys might like to see a few more snaps, this time by photograper Chris Nervard.
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    British narrow gauge in 009 - County Gate

    Hi The project has logged 12652 hours to date. I have been at it for four and a half years. South Wales is indeed very similar to Devon/Somerset. best John
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    Weekly Photo Fun 9-04/9-10

    bottom engine shed This is the harbour shed at County Gate, 009 scale (4mm/ft 9mm gauge) best JdF
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    British narrow gauge in 009 - County Gate

    Not as bad as it all looks. Our exhibition stands are errected right next to the trailer and the baseboards then added after the lighting. Then each section is rolled into the exhibition hall. JdF
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    automation at County Gate

    Thank you. The sounds were samples given to me, many by the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. Bird sounds change throughout the year and we wanted the right sounds for June. I put the sounds together using Audacity. We also have a second CD which is under the harbour with dock, seagull...
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    British narrow gauge in 009 - County Gate

    The model travels in its own special trailer and is going to Belgium and Holland shortly for major exhibitions. It takes about 5 hours to set up including checks for all the automation.
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    British narrow gauge in 009 - County Gate

    We now have complete automation of operations see (60 mb)
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    automation at County Gate

    It is on Youtube but less good definition. I am my own server and I have easily enough bandwidth. best JdF
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    automation at County Gate

    Now that the automation is all working, I had been waiting for son in law to come and film it. I finally realised that I have a video camera in my Panasonic Lumix.............Duh. It uses MOV files and eventually I found a free programme to convert to WMV called Prism Video Converter. So...
  10. East Lyn Viaduct

    East Lyn Viaduct

    'Exe' creeps across the viaduct on its way to County Gate. 2ft narrow gauge in 4mm/ft
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    May 2009 Photo Contest.

    OK, so it is JUne...when do we vote for May?
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    the cotton mill era in Lancashire - Satanic Mills

    Hi I NEVER paint backgrounds. They are produced using photo shoots and then altering using Photoshop. The mist was also done that way best John
  13. 'River Brue' drifts in with a holiday special

    'River Brue' drifts in with a holiday special

    A kitbash of a 'what might have been' Mallet for the 2ft gauge Lynton and Barntaple Railway. It uses 2 Bachmann class 08 chassis with etched valve gear with kitbashed Backwoods body. In the foreground is another 'what might have been' a scratch built railcar.
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    British narrow gauge in 009 - County Gate

    You guys are all most kind. I post some more recent snaps the latest Mallet, 'River Brue' with a holdiday special for Minehead brave new World....3 railcars have a get-together Glenthorne Harbour Authority Baldwin No 2 waits with a freight at CG Glenthorne Harbour...
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    Baldwin works plates

    Hi I am looking for a source of etched brass plates for Balwin in H0. I need the circular fella for the smoke box and the oval plates for the smokebox side. Living in the UK I need a supplier who accept credit cards thanks John

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