Henley: Moving Goods and Brits

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Goods Day: Henley.

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Ship your ship where ever, when ever.

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Nessie's Worst Fear

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In the Gallery

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https://youtu.be/Kn07fPrVuC0

Another piece by the brilliant Dire Straits. Ironically, this Side B track never found it to any airwaves, or much else.

I still spell the Americanized version of tire, liter, curb as tyre, litre, and kerb much to the confusion of my Komrades. I live in close approximation to Dyer Street, which is named after a 19th century El Paso attorney by name of Richard Dyer who owned hundreds of utterly worthless wasteland out here.

Of interesting geology, a large amount of El Paso's water comes from drilling down to the remnants of the ancient sea, and pumps up lots of water so brackish it makes the Dead Sea look sanguine. The salt is then extracted, and dumped God knows where, and thus we drink and water our lawns, for those so determined.
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Henley: The Gordian Knot II

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaqyM1St8y0

Beware the inattentive driver.
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The Good, The Bad, and the Nessie

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bgu4lzBzr6w

More testing of locomotives, wagons, and coaches. By direct influence of what I see British modelers doing so well, I have a bit more coaching stock than goods wagons. As often stated, this is not a typical practice of North American modelers and the change is an interesting one, for me.

Unexpectedly, some of the vintage "Pizza Cutters" choked on the diamonds, but ran well, elsewhere. I am thinking that lightening the load may not be such a bad idea, and what with Sam's Reviews to guide me, I fancy paying a little more and having a little less. Hornby has a 0-4-4 that has me drooling for example. Speaking of drool, or Hornby, the Rocket functioned exquisitely, gliding over the diamond junctions without a murmur of complaint, even at slow scale speeds, where I like things to be.

One oddity is the tender axles are inside plastic sleeves and again supported by journal boxes, which has the effect of dampening the tender wheels, severely. I have no idea why Hornby thought this was a good idea, but I am loath to tinker with this high scale model.
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The Good, The Bad, and the Nessie II

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qabPAUrlnWc

More testing. Some of the vintage pizza cutters having trouble. I enjoyed them, but find myself wanting to move more towards the excellent new models out there.
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The Good, the Bad, the Nessie III

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More testing. Some of the pizza cutter wagons stumble on the diamonds, but hang in there.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LCICYBzEYZE
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Old Wine, New Skin

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A Soviet Era video. Nothing really changes over time is the theme. Similarities to current events is merely coincidental.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sUQDH8SQaLw
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Re: Henley: Moving Goods and Brits

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Thank you CPL, nice to see you over here! Yes, Jouef is a lot of fun. I was picking it up fairly often, but ran into trouble with a pair of Deltics, tant pis, under their "Playcraft" label. It cooled my enthusiasm a bit.
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New Excavations in Henley

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A large specimen trilobite is unearthed.
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