a tribute to barney secord

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  1. cn nutbar

    cn nutbar Member

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    hello all---If you ever have a chance to visit Doctor Wayne's Elora Gorge and Eastern Railroad,I highly recommend the aerial tour offered by Barney Secord.Don't let the appearance of Barney's old bi-plane discourage you---apparently Barney flew Hercs in the Canadian Air Force and swears his plane is more air-worthy than anything the Air Force had in service---Barney will even take a breathalizer test prior to the flight if you're concerned about his pre-flight 12 beer ritual which, by the way, is included in the cost
    so if you're not too concerned about a rough take off and landing,hang on to your camera and prepare for an adventure---here's a few pictures for your review

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  2. nkp174

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    Very nice! Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy seeing pictures of Dr. Wayne's layout.

    That pacific sure is purty. I suppose it started off life as an Athearn model...and then was expertly modified into a super detailed masterpiece!
  3. steamhead

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    WoW....That ol' Barney must have broken every rule in the book flying so low over a populated area....Are you sure it was just an even dozen of tall frosty ones..?? :mrgreen::mrgreen:

    That Pacific sure is a looker..!! And #4100 is not far behind..!! :thumb:
  4. CNWman

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    Wouldn't you die or pass out before you drank 12 beers? Are you sure it wasn't Gern Flux mixed with eddible lard?:mrgreen: Great Air shots though!:thumb:
  5. doctorwayne

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    Anything less than 12 would cause Barney to pass out. :rolleyes: Most people don't realise it, but Canadian beer, by law, must contain at least .05%, by weight, flux. This not only makes it .05% smoother, but it also acts as a preservative, although Barney's beer is never around long enough to go bad. And everyone knows that nothing goes better with a few beers than a bowl of lard. :p;) "I have a bowlful everyday for breakfast", says Barney. "It keeps me going!"

    Wayne
  6. Gary S.

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    The opportunity to fly in Barney's two-winger over gorgeous scenery and wonderful trains would be absolutely marvelous. Wayne, if I ever get up that way, I will expect an invite.
  7. MilesWestern

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    Count me in too, by the way, what type of Bi-Plane does Mr. Secord Fly?
  8. doctorwayne

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    Usually a Judge is the only person who ever calls Barney "Mr. Secord", and he's certainly been called many other names besides Barney. :p :rolleyes:
    Barney's current ride is a Boeing Model 75, commonly known as the Stearman Biplane, or Kaydet. It was purchased new in 1936, and is currently in the shop for repairs and repainting.
    Rumour has it that he has flown under the two bridges shown in the first photo, and attempted, in another aircraft, to fly under the centre span of the bridge in the last photo. The remains of that attempt were fished from the river by a railroad crane, and resulted in the purchase of the Stearman.
    While it's not the subject of the photo, Barney, in addition to his flying escapades, also runs this import/export business.
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    It has been the source of many rumours and several visits by the local constabulary, although charges have never been brought against him.
    His legal maneuverings rival those which he executes in his flying machine.

    Wayne
  9. Sarge_7

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    :thumb:Awesome pics,nice work!!!!:thumb::mrgreen:
  10. Herc Driver

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    Now there's flying, and then there's flying...and if ole Barney is sitting in an open cockpit biplane jumping from roof top to roof top, he's doing some flying. Good for him! And lucky for us all that the photographer could hold onto his camera and keep things still enough to get some great pictures of the amazing scene below him.
  11. Relic

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    Doc,I must say that your work makes the best in MR look toylike. I can always find something wrong in the MR photo's{of course I'm picky with someone elses stuff}things like cars with no glass,not all the wheels touching the ground.Your attention to detail has been an inspiration for me since joining this groupe.
    {send cheque to.....}
  12. doctorwayne

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    Thanks to all for the kind words: I'm blushing.:oops::oops::oops: Mister Nutbar's fine photographic efforts certainly help to show things off to their best advantage. By the way, Relic, the cheque is in the mail. ;):-D

    Wayne
  13. Gary S.

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    I'm not really into steam, but the loco pictured below is a beauty, Not sure what it is, but something just draws my attention to it and I think "Wow!" Very nice engine. Of course, it doesn't hurt to have GERN Industries in the background.

    Wayne, can you give some background on the loco?

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    Gary, the 4100 is a CNR T-2-a, one of five built by Kingston Locomotive Works in 1924. The locos of this class were the first CNR locos to use Vanderbilt tenders. The CNR rostered 93 2-10-2s in various classes, but these were the most powerful.
    Like all the CNR locos shown in this thread, the 4100 is a brass import belonging to my good friend cn nutbar.
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    Wayne
  15. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Great locomotives, beautiful scenery and a flight in a stearman, what more could you ask for.
    While I've flown a Cessna 170, 172 and a piper cherokee I've told my wife that I've always whated an areobatic flight in a stearman. she just looks at me and rolls her eyes!
  16. steamhead

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    Glen....I took my first solo in a little Cessna 150. After landing I get off the plane and go through the shirt-tail cutting routine. Just then another pilot shows up, he's taxiing a little aerobatic biplane (I forget what it was...) and he invites me for a ride. He tells me just one thing: "DON'T TOUCH THE FLIGHT CONTROLS..." Believe me...if you've never done it...DON'T..!!
  17. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    Gus,
    I'm not intrested in flying the stearman (at least not aerobaticaly) I'd just be happy to get a ride.
    I never flew a 150, my 6'9" frame probably wouldn't fit well into it. My father soloed in a piper super cub back in 67'
  18. steamhead

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    Glen...I had done all my flight training on a Piper T-tail trainer. The day I soloed, I showed up at the airport and my instructor said the Piper's front landing gear had been damaged by a somewhat vigorous landing earlier in the day, so we took the little 150...That little plane practically flew itself. You could probably fall asleep at the yoke and the plane would never know it...It was a great feeling (kind of scary at first...)when the instructor asked me to land...he got off and told me to shoot a couple of landings...!!!
    Wow..!!! I'll never forget that day..!!
  19. Glen Haasdyk

    Glen Haasdyk Active Member

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    The 172 is the same way. I first started my flight training on a 170 tail-dragger but my legs were so long I was draging the brakes on take-off so we switched to the 172 and things went alot better. I did like the piper cherokee though. It was like a little sports car compared to the cessnas with it's low wing.
  20. Art67

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    Great pictures of your fine locomotives. I can't help but to comment on the sooty river,delta effect of the 7th picture down, all around great pictures and modeling.

    Stuart