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Whissendine minature steam rally

Post  Waterways on Sun 06 Jun 2010, 12:27 am

went to Whissendine minature steam rally yesterday great day out full of minatures 2,3,4 and 6" well worth a visit today and free admission.
Whissendine Sports Club Ground, Melton Road,
Whissendine

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Post  andyc on Sun 06 Jun 2010, 2:33 am

Hi,

We were there yesterday with our 2" minnie. Had a really good time but unfortunately can't get back there today.

Hopefully we will be there with the burrell next year.

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Post  hughb on Thu 10 Jun 2010, 12:26 pm

Hi
Do you guys have some pics please

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Post  sonick45 on Fri 11 Jun 2010, 2:43 am

Found this after a search on the web.

Nice shot of Julia with her Modelworks 4" at the beginning.



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Post  IanL on Sat 01 Jun 2013, 11:07 am

Attended this meeting today abut 20 miniatures plus the railway was running various locomotives and rolling stock. Met Julia Old with Little Beastie she went on the seven mile road run. Very informal and pleasant afternoon will be attending once I get my engine completed.
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Post  chop on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 1:37 am

I'm here with my road loco come and say hi. Sorry I missed you fellas

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Post  IanL on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 9:31 am

Unfortunately I was only there on Saturday I would have loved to see your road loco to compare with how mine is gong together . I took along my 12" copy of a 1965 AC Cobra which seemed to attract wuite a bit of interest .

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Post  chop on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 12:22 pm

I was there on saturday as well. I did go on the 8 miles road run but so did julia so not sure how you missed me.

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Post  IanL on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 12:29 pm

Hi I arrived just as the road run was leaving the field so had a very brief chat with Julia and had left the event before you all came back. Hence how I missed you.
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Post  chop on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 12:30 pm

Ok i get it now.

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Post  Robfishman on Sun 02 Jun 2013, 2:54 pm

I like the engine in the youtube clip at 5:44 with the umbrella attached to the driving seat. It may be rain on the field but he wont get wet.

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Post  Julia on Tue 04 Jun 2013, 5:12 am

IanL wrote:Attended this meeting today abut 20 miniatures plus the
railway was running various locomotives and rolling stock. Met Julia Old
with Little Beastie she went on the seven mile road run. Very informal
and pleasant afternoon will be attending once I get my engine completed.
Ian

15.1 miles if you don't mind. Went on solo from Stapleford to Wymondham windmill for tea and cakes.


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Post  IanL on Tue 04 Jun 2013, 6:00 am

Julia,

I bow to your achievement, I walked the 400 yards to the Whissendene windmill and was shown around by the Windy Miller I just wish I had taken my camera because he really was the typical white faced white hair and white bearded gent dressed in a beige smock coat.
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Post  bjwlancashire on Tue 04 Jun 2013, 6:14 am

Julia wrote:

15.1 miles if you don't mind. Went on solo from Stapleford to Wymondham windmill for tea and cakes.

How long did that take you on an agricultural engine with lower top speed than the road loco?? What sort of gradients were involved and how did you go on for water?

Cheers

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Post  Julia on Tue 04 Jun 2013, 10:53 am

bjwlancashire wrote:
Julia wrote:

15.1 miles if you don't mind. Went on solo from Stapleford to Wymondham windmill for tea and cakes.

How long did that take you on an agricultural engine with lower top speed than the road loco?? What sort of gradients were involved and how did you go on for water?

Cheers

Brian

My GPS said average speed moving 3.6mph. Overall we were out 7 hours, with three stops at which I took on water and refreshments. My engine is well sorted and I drive for economy. 99% of the time we were fully notched up in top gear. This makes a tremendous difference to water consumption. I carry a total of fifteen gallons sufficient for over 10 miles. The total load was 3 adults and 2 kids which makes the hills more rewarding. I don't know the gradients but reasonably steep. There were several long slogs but Little Beastie took them without difficulty.

If anyone wants a well sorted engine that has never been towed Little Beastie will be For Sale soon.

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