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Other stuff relating to railways elsewhere, questions and also a couple of warnings I wanted to make people aware of.

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Warning: hacking scandal causing problems across the Social Network

I wanted to put up this warning up to spread awareness because i think it is quite serious.   in the space of a few days to now, several big social media accounts ranging from Game Developers to Restaurants have been attacked and taken over by hackers. Some regain control of this and some don’t. Recently, several YouTube channel owners had their accounts stolen from them by ‘hackers’ often for scams.  These include gaming channels but also, which made myself and thousands of

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TCDD 8F goes on a walkabout

Does anyone know where this loco went? it used to sit outside a museum in Izmit in Turkey until recently, where a tramline has taken it’s place. It’s one of 2 TCDD 8F preserved in Turkey but I fear the worst for this one. Any information on it would be nice. There isn’t anything I can do about it being cut up but i would just like to know, so I don’t go there and try to buy the thing in the future  (because I would if I had such money!)   (to any TCDD people: 8F look so bloody

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A steam loco comes to the rescue!

I once dreamed of a steam locomotive coming to rescue a downed electric train, thus proving the importance of steam.  Well, our good friend 60163 ‘Tornado’ has done just that. Taking time from her own schedule to push the Class 90 to Doncaster:   https://www.railadvent.co.uk/2019/09/steam-locomotive-60163-tornado-comes-to-the-rescue-in-doncaster.html   What would we do without our modern-built steam?   (If there are any photos of this, could you please show the

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Scam ads on some websites

This is probably unnecessary but I thought I’d bring it up:   Don’t click on the ads that appear on Rail Advent because they look v e r y wrong. They look like scam ads that will steal stuff from your computers. Common tell-tale signs on a scam ad is the really bad spelling and have the tendency to shout CLICK HERE FOR FREE PHONE which would actually lead to a virus or theft from a bank. They also lack any genuine look of an official ad from a company.   I don’t know if the a

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Modelling Preserved Railways

(This will probably be revised later. I’ve just written down what was on my mind at the time)   Modelling a preserved railway is probably best for a first layout because it can be whatever you want it to be and it’s a good way to learn modelling skills.   I’m modelling a fictional heritage railway set in the fictional area of Castle Rock for a few reasons: One is that it is easier to acquire O gauge models without an era or region restriction so I can get whatever models

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