Fablewood (Coed Y Chwedlau): New from August 2018 onwards

Discussion in 'Narrow Gauge Layouts' started by David Hennessey, Aug 26, 2018.

  1. paul_l

    paul_l Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice work David - well worth the effort, and congrats on pick of the week

    Paul
     
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  2. David Hennessey

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    Thanks Toto!
     
  3. David Hennessey

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    Thanks Paul!
     
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    25/12/2018

    Seasons greetings from Fablewood! Santa very kindly left us some new rolling stock, in the form of a trio of Peco 'skips'. They go very well with my CW Hunslet diesel, for good measure!

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    Loads to be added soon... Merry Christmas!
     
  5. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    Merry Christmas David.

    A very nice addition to Fablewood. Looks like you've had a very good Christmas. Enjoy the rest of the festive period.

    Cheers

    Toto
     
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    And you Toto; have a wee dram on me!
     
  7. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    I will do David. You don't need to tell me twice. :avatar::cheers:
     
  8. David Hennessey

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    After some time away, its time to give this thread a dusting down! And what better way to do so, than with a review of Fablewood's motive power (as of May 2019)?

    1) Katie

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    2) David

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    3) Jeff

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    4) Tom

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    5) Jan

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    6) Chris

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    7) Baggy

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    8) Alice

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    9) Sarah

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    10) Ozzie

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    11) Sox

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    12) Sybil

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    Some notes regarding the last three engines...

    Ozzie is a GEM 'Alco' kit, based on the Ffestiniog's Mountaineer in 1970's condition. Running on an Arnold 0-6-0 chassis (with the front pony truck wheels being sourced from a Dudas kit), she is painted in plain black, befitting of an American locomotive. Currently being run in, she is expected to be pressed into passenger service shortly.

    Sox is a freelance Garratt, originally made by another modeller in the 1970's. Acquired from the 009 Society a few months ago, Sox is powered by an old Minitrix 0-6-0 chassis from the rear. Originally painted blue, he is currently undergoing a makeover. Having already given him a new colour, he is shortly to undergo some modifications; namely new buffers, headlamps and a new chimney.

    Sybil is a Five79 freelance 'Quarry Hunslet', running on an Arnold 0-4-0 chassis. Originally built by a friend of mine in the 009 Society (now sadly departed), she has been drafted in as a fleet member, in honour and remembrance of my friend. For the sake of artistic licence, let's say she's a privately owned engine running by agreement between the owner and the railway management!

    Comments welcomed as always.
     
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  9. Toto

    Toto Staff Member Founder Administrator

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    A great fleet David. Sybil strikes a note with me. Fantastic little engine.

    Many thanks for posting

    Toto
     
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  10. David Hennessey

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    Thanks Toto. No doubt the fleet will be expanding with time!
     

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