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What a truly great day all who attended had at John's beautiful apple orchard layout today. Apart from a ten-minute donwpour - part of the carefully-arranged programme, according to John - the sun shone and the birdies tweeted and many fine engines were stome.

My thanks again go to Trevor Mainline, whose generosity in providing transport for two old f*rts was greatly appreciated. While I'm sure that there will be other posts here with pix and/or video links, let me just acquaint you all with the non-scheduled running of as fine a motley selection of live-steam locos as can be imagined -

THREE Aster Berkshires

ONE Aster Hudson

One Accucraft Cab-forward in VERY fine fettle

ONE Accucraft NG/G6 Garratt, again in very fine fettle

ONE scratch-built LBSC Pacific, renamed by me 'Princess Jubilee'

ONE very fine scratch-built inside cylinder 4-4-0, as yet unpainted, but due to be a stunner when it is

ONE Aster Pannier in GWR

ONE scratch-built 0-6-0 2F inside cylinder and another, 0-8-2 side-tank loco

An Aster Duchess arrived, but its keeper claimed it was too late to fire her up - espeically as he had spent the previous couple of hours taking pics instead of steaming.....

The day was pretty cool by UK standards, and the plumes were magnificent, especially from the Cab-forward with its splitter stack and the Garratt with its continuous outpourings....

What a great day we all had!! Enlivened by good food and good company.

What could possibly be better that that?

Best to all and thanks where due.

tac & ig
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Posted By John Allman on 10/16/2008 2:03 PM
what could be better than that?

Well, for one thing, pictures.


This is clearly true, however, right now it's taking [if I let it] around 90 minutes to transmit a 20 second clip, so you can imagine how long it would take to send a 1 minute plus clip of Trevor's magnificent CF......

Anyhow - try this to get you started...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73u6gVxbBc4

more to some....

tac
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The pork pies were all eaten so next time you better get yourself an invite....

Unless it was you that eat them all up last time, in which case ..forget it!
 

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Yes, I cannot tell a lie!
It was me who ate all the pies last time.
I had an invite, but a broken big toe belayed the big shay.
 
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