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The Great Britain Saturday 11th

Discussion in 'What's Going On' started by RalphW, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. RalphW

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    Does anyone know which way 61994 will face on this run? I seem to remember reading that the preferred direction was to be chimney first for the climb to Ravens Rock on the outward run. If anyone has any concrete info, it'd be much appreciated.
     
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    It seems to be par for the course to have the chimney facing Kyle outbound

    We are now ensconced at Loch Carron after a nice steak and with a pint or two of Isle of Skye, having had mixed success with the week overall. Tuesday was worst not seeing the train at all. Thursday had mixed weather, but pacing up Beattock with the top down was the highlight. The Scot didn't seem to get a run at Beattock - hence the slog. Got in the way of a flying Golf several times - Wotho!, A2TVP often appears in the rear mirror, I said that as they weren't PSOV I was quite happy to stand back for them, and Mark came up for a chat at Cleghorn yesterday. Today's forecast was well wrong - Slochd in evening sunshine - choost magic scupper!

    Its all quite sociable out there although there are a few spoilt babies around. "Does that shutter make a noise - it might appear on my video?" - "Call it background noise then!" was the reply, and he ran off to another location!

    And at least we have come across other petrol heads who are also into steam - keep the interests wide ranging guys - its a big wide world out there!
     
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    61994 slipped to a stand on climb up to Ravens Rock. There was a flange greaser that appeared to be the culprit. I assume some hand sanding took place, as 61994 then walked away without a slip!

    Currently sat at Garve, where we arrived 20 mins late, taking water. Were due off at 07.58 so nearly 50 late at present, probably get underway an hour down but I guess we'll miss out stop at Achnasheen.
     
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    Just out of intrest how many coaches have been taken to Kyle today?

    Highlander.
     
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    Thanks for the update TBirdFrank.

    Stan
     
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    Load 7. Currently sat at Achnasheen awaiting service train. Expected departure 10.48 once unit has cleared Strathcarron
     
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    My cousin watched the fun and games on Ravens Rock. Apparently they were sat at Garve for ages...short of water I believe? Leaving Achnasheen at 10.48 that means they are almost 90 down!!...oh well less time at Kyle!

    Highlander.
     
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    I had a very pleasant chat with a man who has flown from New Zealand to follow this train around the country. Very sociable and relaxed as we waited at Bridge of Allan. Perhaps as it should be!
     
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    Certainly is a pity,no need Frank,it does spoil a vid,simple yes or no answer! nothing more annoying than a continuous shutter,and in my opinion it takes the skill out of photography a little but hey,that's just my 2 pence worth!

    If it was only pressed once it wouldn't really bother me on my vid tbh,depends if your taking 10 or 15 or more in one go!
    Cheers,
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    Once you've all stopped bitching!!

    Arrived at Kyle 45 minutes before they were due to leave!! However the next Inverness was following so before water could be taken they had to push out of the platform, shunt etc!

    Speaking to family that went to see the train at Kyle they said it created plenty of intrest but many got fed up waiting....which is a shame!

    They are on there way back I understand they left 35 down which isn't bad going so credit to all for the turn around......bet the chippy in Kyle did a brisk trade!!

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    I know !! I can't believe what I'm reading ! This hobby of ours is getting too 'serious' to be the fun anymore. #-o
     
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    I was watching the thread as having read that 61994 had stalled and was hoping it would get away again ok.Then Franks post came up and I just thought there was no need for what he said,I enjoy his posts usually but as I do video(I was out for the Royal Duchy and GB2 on tuesday and I will be out for 70013 on Monday) I have suffered at this selfish attitude.If I was to spoil his shot would he complain?I think so.Back to the thread now.rant over. :-#
     
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    I for one fully agree with T.Bird, If it is a public place you have to expect "public noise" be it clicking shutters, screaming kids or low flying jets!!
    To complain about shutter noise is being unreasonable and childish.

    I hope you got some good shots, looking forward to seeing them.

    Happy hunting Pete S.
     
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    One or two shutter clicks OK but one every second for over 20 seconds, that's not photography, it's just point and squirt and hope one may be OK.
    I'd like to bet that the likes of Phil, Stuart and the other class photographers that post on here, very rarely take more than a couple at each location.
    I now realise that there are several Phils who fit the catagory. :-k
     
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    Yes but it's still a public place.
    The public is/are noisy what ever they are doing unfortunatly that is a fact of life..

    Good shooting Pete S.
     
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    I must admit i prefer (and practice) the thought that one or two posed shots is preferable to 12 machine gunned, can't speak for other's but i've never known shutters to be the noisiest of things anyway.
     
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    I don't think the fact that it's a public place its the problem,for me its the selfish response Frank gave.

    I can only take one shot every 3 or 4 seconds so i HAVE to get it right,no point and pray for me,it has to be right,that's why i aint in the league as some of the better photographers on here,crap camera and only being able to take one every few seconds.


    Cheers,
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