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    • October 7, 2020 1:29 PM EDT
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      What gauge there after 4:54 point?

      Hey Y'all; What gauge do you expect that canalside garden railway track is after the 4:54 point?

      https://youtu.be/fJSp3SA_ACs

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    • October 7, 2020 4:54 PM EDT
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      Gauge looks like 5" or 7-1'2" 

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    • October 7, 2020 5:13 PM EDT
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      Looks like 5 inch gauge. Very common for England :).

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      I hate rabbit holes !

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      Forrest Scott Wood said:

      Hey Y'all; What gauge do you expect that canalside garden railway track is after the 4:54 point?

       

       

       

      No clue but I believe the other responses are damn close by my eye!

    • October 7, 2020 11:24 PM EDT
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      Bob McCown said:

      Hey, another Cruising the Cut fan!  

      and Journeys with Jono

      and Minimal List

      and This Narrowboat Adventure

      and Narrowboat Experience

      and Narrowboat Chef

      and Floating Our Boat

      and Well Deck Diaries

      and The Tiller People

      and ... and ... and ... and ...

       

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      Forrest Scott Wood said:
      Bob McCown said:

      Hey, another Cruising the Cut fan!  

      and Journeys with Jono

      and Minimal List

      and This Narrowboat Adventure

      and Narrowboat Experience

      and Narrowboat Chef

      and Floating Our Boat

      and Well Deck Diaries

      and The Tiller People

      and ... and ... and ... and ...

       

       

      Yep.  Also Foxes Afloat.

       

      Though Jono has been MIA since he got his new job.  

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      Bob McCown said:

       

      Yep.  Also Foxes Afloat.

       

       

      It was a certain kind of good thing to find out Colin is autistic, hey, I relate!

      Canals have long been an interest, almost as long as trains, starting when in the 1970s having lived around a couple here in US northeast.

      Haven't counted the list lately but will guess there are about 12 to 16 narrowboat channels I've subscribed to.
      One, Dan, who lived on narrowboat Tilly for several years and recently moved ashore, does N scale trains, and more relevantly, has published several e-books chronicalling his life afloat.

      I bought the print edition compilation of those, "My Narrowboat Life From Beginning to End", Daniel Mark Brown, 2017, it has Not One Page Number Anywhere in its 300 to 400 pages; & as a part time recreational author I find that a hoot!

       

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      Forrest Scott Wood said:
      Bob McCown said:

       

      Yep.  Also Foxes Afloat.

       

       

      It was a certain kind of good thing to find out Colin is autistic, hey, I relate!

      Canals have long been an interest, almost as long as trains, starting when in the 1970s having lived around a couple here in US northeast.

      Haven't counted the list lately but will guess there are about 12 to 16 narrowboat channels I've subscribed to.
      One, Dan, who lived on narrowboat Tilly for several years and recently moved ashore, does N scale trains, and more relevantly, has published several e-books chronicalling his life afloat.

      I bought the print edition compilation of those, "My Narrowboat Life From Beginning to End", Daniel Mark Brown, 2017, it has Not One Page Number Anywhere in its 300 to 400 pages; & as a part time recreational author I find that a hoot!

       

      Yep, I watched Dan, too.  There were a couple of posts from the guy that bought Tilly, and was refurbishing her.  I need to go look him up again.  

       

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      Guys;

       

      I learned this song in elementary school, and that is a LOOOOOOOOOooooooooooooong time ago!

       

      I got an old mule, her name is Sal,

      15 miles on the Eire Canal.

      She's a good old worker and a good old pal.

      15 miles on the Eire Canal.

      And you'll always know your neighbor, you'll always know your pal.

      If you've ever navigated on the Eire Canal.

      Chorus:

      Low bridge! Everybody down!

      Low bridge! 'Cause we're coming to a town!

      And you'll always know your neighbor, you'll always know your pal.

      If you've ever navigated on the Eire Canal.

       

      You will just have to forgive me.  I did a LOT of folk singing in the 60s, and accompanied myself with an autoharp!

       

      Yours, David Meashey

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      Dave Meashey said:

      I got an old mule, her name is Sal,

      15 miles on the Eire Canal.

      She's a good old worker and a good old pal.

      15 miles on the Eire Canal.

      And you'll always know your neighbor, you'll always know your pal.

      If you've ever navigated on the Eire Canal.

      Chorus:

      Low bridge! Everybody down!

      Low bridge! 'Cause we're coming to a town!

      And you'll always know your neighbor, you'll always know your pal.

      If you've ever navigated on the Eire Canal.

      This comes to mind, https://daveruch.com/erie-canal-song/

      Following is as much information as we know about the iconic song “Low Bridge! – Everybody Down,” including:

      • Original copyrighted lyrics
      • Sheet music
      • Common myths about the song (there are many!)
      • Song origins and history
      • Audio and video samples
      • Notes on singing the song with school kids

      Also;

      This post was edited by Forrest Scott Wood at October 8, 2020 7:29 PM EDT
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      Cool.  Would like to see it when running.

       

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      Bob McCown said:

      Hey, another Cruising the Cut fan!  

      This thread pulled me down that rabbit hole. I never knew such a thing existed. Should I win the lotto it would be a blast two spend a season or two cruising the canals. There is one where he goes through a section about 18" wider then his beam.

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      Jon Radder said:
      Bob McCown said:

      Hey, another Cruising the Cut fan!  

      This thread pulled me down that rabbit hole. I never knew such a thing existed. Should I win the lotto it would be a blast two spend a season or two cruising the canals. There is one where he goes through a section about 18" wider then his beam.

      Yea, a month on a narrowboat in England has been on our bucket list for ages.  Looks incredibly fun.

      At some points, the locks aren't more than a couple inches than the boat.

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      Yea, a month on a narrowboat in England has been on our bucket list for ages.  Looks incredibly fun.

      At some points, the locks aren't more than a couple inches than the boat.

      Don't forget that it rains in England.  The good news is that there is/was a Pub at every stop with a roaring fire to dry you out and warm you up. (Ask me how I know.) 

       

      Last summer we cruised the Erie and Champlain canals, the St Lawrence Seaway and the Hudson Rvr. (It's called the Little Loop in boating parlance.) This photo is from my web report (can't really call it a blog.) As you can see, the locks are a bit wider as the barges are bigger. This lock near Oswego has a fixed bridge with only 5' clearance from the water. It takes a couple of seconds to figure out that the water is about to go down and you can exit underneath it with 20' clearance.

       

       

      The whole story is here:

      http://kbrooks.site.aplus.net/pthornton/Misc-pages/LittleLoop/littleloop.html

       

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      Cool.  We had thoughts of taking our pontoon boat down the Erie Canal, but with no enclosed sleeping area, we thought better of it!  Have a family friend that did the big loop: Up the inter-coastal, then West in the canals/lakes to the Mississippi, then South again!

       

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      Jon Radder said:
      Bob McCown said:

      Hey, another Cruising the Cut fan!  

      This thread pulled me down that rabbit hole.

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

       

    • October 10, 2020 8:26 AM EDT
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      Bob McCown said:

      Yep.  Also Foxes Afloat.

       

      Which brings another connection of model railways and canal boating.

      In their most recent vlog Shaun and Colin traveled to Leighton Buzzard, which turns out to be the name used for a famous layout in UK model railway circles.

      A fellow named Peter Denny in mid/late 1940s began a layout using eighteen millimeter gauge for OO scale (1/76 scale) locos and rolling stock.

      Here's a bit about it,

      http://philsworkbench.blogspot.com/2012/03/leighton-buzzard.html

      and

      https://www.lner.info/forums/viewtopic.php?t=5562

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      Forrest Scott Wood said:
      Dave Meashey said:

      I got an old mule, her name is Sal,

      15 miles on the Eire Canal.

      She's a good old worker and a good old pal.

      15 miles on the Eire Canal.

      And you'll always know your neighbor, you'll always know your pal.

      If you've ever navigated on the Eire Canal.

      Chorus:

      Low bridge! Everybody down!

      Low bridge! 'Cause we're coming to a town!

      And you'll always know your neighbor, you'll always know your pal.

      If you've ever navigated on the Eire Canal.

      This comes to mind, https://daveruch.com/erie-canal-song/

      Following is as much information as we know about the iconic song “Low Bridge! – Everybody Down,” including:

      • Original copyrighted lyrics
      • Sheet music
      • Common myths about the song (there are many!)
      • Song origins and history
      • Audio and video samples
      • Notes on singing the song with school kids

      Also;

       

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