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John C o14
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Hi Everyone. 

I came across this Forum a while back,
but never really got around to introducing myself
(and Si. has kindly recreated my account)
so here goes.

I'm a long time modeller in o14,
which is modelling 2ft narrow gauge in 7mm scale on 14mm track,
i.e. close to prototype standards.

I have standard gauge too, for which I use 'Scale7' standards.

My long term project is a (fictitious) 3rd incarnation  of the Pentewan Railway in Cornwall.
It lives in a loft and made a once only outing in 2014 to ExpoNG in Swanley UK.

All the track is hand built using spikes and wooden sleepers on a thin foam bases.
Some details are featured on my blog here: pentewan.blogspot.co.uk

I also help Roy Link,
with the administration of Narrow Gauge and Industrial website and the REVIEW

http://www.narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk

John





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@John

Welcome to Freerails ( Couldn't find that emoticon in the list ). 

I think you have a lot of fine modelbuilding to show.


BTW - how did your Pentewan Company,

talk the Festiniog into letting that Tasmanian Devil?


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Thanks Helmut,

In my history, K1 came to the PLR before going to the National Railway Museum and then North Wales,

see pentewan.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/k1-garratt.html

John


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Hi John

Welcome.


Great modeling!

I really like that Garratt.


Alwin


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Hi John :wave:


Great to see you here on Freerails. :bg:

Fantastic scene !


Swanley '14 huh ? ... Not far from me, but missed it sadly. :f:


Alwin is gonna want to see more of that loco, for sure.

He has some great proto. photos of such things.

Filling up memory-cards on holiday in Wales, I believe. ;)


Can't wait for more pix. John !


:moose:


Si.

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Hi John and let me add to the welcomes.

Great scene, and K1 is a favorite of mine.


Glad that you mentioned the Narrow Gauge and Industrial Magazine.

Top notch magazine, put out by fine folks.

Highly recommended.


I hope that you have more photos to share with us.


Herb


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Happy New Year to all

I realise it's been a while since I posted any updates.
In my defence last year was pretty busy.

My job has taken me abroad several times, all my 3 children (son & 2 daughters) got married,
and last September my wife and I took over the business side of Narrow Gauge and Industrial,
leaving Roy free to concentrate on producing the REVIEW and his wonderful books
(which we distribute).

We have done more updates to the website narrowgaugeandindustrial.co.uk,
including adding a searchable index for back issues here: REVIEW index

Issue 113 is at the printers with despatch in the next few days,
more details here: REVIEW issue 113

I've also managed to do a bit of work on the PLR over the holidays,
mainly trying to complete the standard gauge track,
which includes a NG/SG transporter dock.

I'll try and post some pics soon here on Freerails.

John


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John,

VERY good model work,

welcome to the Forum!




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Beautiful modeling!

We can certainly stand many more photos here.

The Garratts are excellent.

Woodie


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Hi John  :wave:


I've been holding my breath for 2 & a 1/2 years now ... ;)

... I'm gonna have to let it out at last !  :f:


Any more photos or news from the railway ?  ???


:java: :P


Si.


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I've done very little in the last couple of years.

However, I'm retiring from my day job in November,
and hopefully moving to Devon early next year.

When I hope to have a dedicated railway room,
and plenty of time to work on the PLR.

John


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I hope you post more photos...







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