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Old 02-27-2008, 08:51 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

Smallbrook┬*Studio, Isle of Wight , introduced NELLIE
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...t/nellie03.jpg

Found at : http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3780

A Gn15 model loco running on HO Gauge track. And yes, there was a prototype in 1951 on 15 inch rails.

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Old 02-27-2008, 09:43 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Posted By Fritz on 02/27/2008 8:51 AM
Hi,

Smallbrook┬*Studio, Isle of Wight , introduced NELLIE
http://i18.photobucket.com/albums/b1...t/nellie03.jpg

Found at : http://forum.gn15.info/viewtopic.php?t=3780

A Gn15 model loco running on HO Gauge track. And yes, there was a prototype in 1951 on 15 inch rails.

Have Fun

Fritz / Juergen Zirner ┬*


I remember the real thing running as a ride-behind at the Battersea Pleasure Gardens fairground.....The 'Far Tottering┬*and Oysterthing Railway'.

What a far-sighted genius Roland Emmett was, to invent the whimsiest of NG trains so long ago!

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Old 02-27-2008, 10:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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That loco looks like something that would be running in a Dr Seuss book
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Old 02-27-2008, 10:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Here is a link to the real thing. http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/...5474&uid=78462
If you look closely, you can see Tac standing at the station.

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Was a collection of his cartoons ever published? There were many more RR ones in A Century of Punch Cartoons, but I'm not aware of another source.

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Posted By Fritz on 02/27/2008 10:41 AM
Hi,

Here is a link to the real thing. http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/...5474&uid=78462
If you look closely, you can see Tac standing at the station.

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Tee hee.┬* You spotted me then?

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Old 02-27-2008, 08:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Mark, there were a number of books published of Mr. Emmett's work's. "The Forgotten Tramcar and Other Drawings", "Sidings and Such", "Saturday Slow" and "The Early Morning Milk Train" are a few of the titles. They show up occasionally on Ebay and are worth the price. Wonderful, fun and unique.
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Oh my! Worthy of Mr. Walas himself
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Thanks Chris. I saved a search on eBay for his books.

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Old 02-29-2008, 06:03 AM   #10 (permalink)
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As a youngster I had one of Emmett's books.┬* I read it regularly: I used to like the pictures of them making toast by the firebox, the stations which were in old hollow tree trunks and the general improbability of it all.

My family also had two marionettes which he made and gave them.

What would these things realize on that well known auction site today?

Like Tac I also remember the display at Battersea during the Festival of Britian in London during 1951.┬* That year I saw the Royal Train pass my home which was adjacent to a railway line.┬* I had made a Festival of Britain flag for myself and together with this I had our National Flag mounted on a tall pole.┬* I have always hoped that their Majesties King George VI and his wife also known as Queen Elizabeth (later to become The Queen Mother when our present Monarch ascended the throne the following year) saw my efforts┬* -┬* but I doubt it.┬*┬* [img]/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/laugh.gif[/img]
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