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 Posted: Mon Dec 19th, 2016 11:31 pm
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As shown in the Updah history, a parade is being organised for the opening of the Country Music Festival which will comprise a number of restored wagons and townsfolk wearing traditional settlers' dress.


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It will be lead off by mail-man Bronco Billy riding his Brumm horse bareback accompanied by Updah's physician Doc who has single handedly unearthed and restored a number of ancient wagons, treating them with the same tender care as he lavishes on his more usual patients and who has organised the parade.The Brumm horse is from a collection which were fortuitously obtained in an inexpensive eBay sale some time ago and whilst being somewhat over scale, are nice models.


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Following closely behind will be Dick and his riding mechanic Enzo in their beautifully renovated 1899 Opel, a 1/43 scale model straight out of the box and with the horses, a further admission of my rubber scaling tendencies!


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Their prime task - apart from keeping going - will be to avoid backfiring so as not to upset the Brumm horses hauling the stage, the next in line. This started life as a Brumm London to York mail coach


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which with some not inconsiderable surgery and a repaint morphed into Updah's original 19th century stage.


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The interior was painted to better represent leather,


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luggage and freight (white metal castings) were added,


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passengers were boarded


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and a staunch crew rode atop suitably armed for their protection.


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Behind them came the mayor's carriage, a calliope wagon and a snake oil salesman's wagon but more of those anon.

Last edited on Sun Mar 19th, 2017 11:23 pm by slateworks



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