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  1. Sad news about Bigwordsmith Quote from his FB Account "Hi everyone, this is Peter's daughter Gemma. I just wanted to inform everyone that Peter caught covid over Christmas, and after a short battle passed away on the 6th Jan" RIP Smiffy we will remember you buddy.
    14 points
  2. Just a quick update to let anybody know who has been following my thread etc. I have had to put my modelling on the back shelf so to speak due to loosing my Father to the dreaded Covid virus recently. This has had a knock on effect as my Dad was my Mums full time carer, as she has had two strokes. Since my Dads passing, my Mum became positive to the virus, so my time is taken by looking after her full time. At present she is making good progress, not bad for someone who is 83 in march. (She will thank me for making that known !) The little bit of modelling I have managed is on the ro
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  3. Flippin bug has put me in hospital.
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  4. I was taking a couple of friends in Oxfordshire to lunch when local white van man ran into the back of my car at a junction. Drivable home with caution but almost certainly a write off and friends still in Banbury A&E being checked out. Bu**er!
    14 points
  5. I wish to officially congratulate the milk in my fridge for lasting longer than the European Super League.
    13 points
  6. Even as Captain Tom lay in hospital fighting for life, a group of young men, who probably owe their existence to men like him, gathered together, unlawfully, to watch a football match endangering themselves and their families. They knew they were doing wrong, with the arrival of the police they jumped over a balcony and ran away. Cowardly, selfishly, no doubt alive with 'woke' sentiments and an over inflated belief in their own self entitlement, they deserve nothing but derision and scorn. See https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-55895734
    11 points
  7. I’ve joined this forum in the hope some kind people will understand my plight. My husband passed away and I’m left with a lot of OO gauge items I’m not sure what to do with. I will be posting pictures of things I have no idea what they are and hope you can tell me what they are and I can do my research. Thanks in advance.
    11 points
  8. When the woman two doors down complains about me tapping track pins in while working on the layout in the garden at 7pm on Saturday now has to put up with builders working inside the house three doors down all day... Karma
    11 points
  9. Sorry for the outage since 02.00. Seemingly the server decided to have a restart as it hadn't had one for so long. It then takes it 9 hours to check the files. Great.
    10 points
  10. RIP Captain Tom - so sad to read that news.
    10 points
  11. Feeling right royally down this evening - I have a call tomorrow to look at some software development, I have a ready made solution to the problem I will be faced with but there is another way to do the same thing and I am attempting to get my head around it. But can I get it to return even the most simple dataset as it should do - no I cannot, spent two days, seen some progress but not enough. Sometimes I feel like I am a total failure and my imposter syndrome is banging all the drums it can muster at present to make me feel much worse. Hopefully, now I've
    10 points
  12. Starting a new job at a model shop today! Exciting times!!
    9 points
  13. Damned bug is still giving trouble. Another day lost sitting in A&E being prodded, poked and stuff being pumed in.
    9 points
  14. I booked xmas off so loads of modelling time. Was feeling a bit down that it was nearing the time to return to work. Feeling down turned to feeling ill. One positive test later.
    9 points
  15. That pop up google add is driving me bl00dy mad. SO ANNOYING! ARRRRRRRHHHHHHH
    9 points
  16. Friday night liquid poly disaster - only one wagon a complete write off but will have to dig into my precious stocks of MAJ wagon parts to make good the damage to the others.
    9 points
  17. Where is that turkey? It has not arrived!!!!!!!! https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/charles-dickens-missing-christmas-parcel/
    9 points
  18. I gave it 30 seconds but no, I'm not interested in the football
    8 points
  19. When you wander into random topics almost by accident and realise that virtually all of RMweb is small groups of online friends chattering about everything except toy trains
    8 points
  20. Well it's a rainy day, so I thought I'd finally take up knitting. The proof of concept, due to be rolled out on the layout.
    7 points
  21. If you drop something on the floor when you're young, you just bend down & pick it up. But at my age, I stand there for 5 minutes, deciding whether I actually need said item anymore.....
    7 points
  22. I almost, almost thought about buying some 7mm track & a loco today. Was very close.
    7 points
  23. Yay first jab.
    7 points
  24. Modelling GWR in Norway
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  25. Sorry if this has been asked before, but to save me going to the top of the page, can anyone tell me if this is RMweb?
    7 points
  26. 80th Anniversary today of the start of the Battle Of Britain. A great debt of gratitude to all those young men.
    7 points
  27. Found myself in the town of Haworth today, it seems to be a little town in Yorkshire that is set in the 1950s. First went to a pub where I had a beef stew with dumplings, then to an old sweet shop a'top of t'hill, then a walk near the cemetary where all I could hear were birds and sheep. Thing is, if you closed your eyes you could hear steam engines whistling and chuffing away in the distance, very strange, very strange indeed. Mrs W told me to forget about the imaginary train noises and focus on the countryside.....
    6 points
  28. The English language is really stupidly complex sometimes: I was thinking the BBC is really scraping the barrel if it is going to do a competition about the UK's best sewerage systems. But apparently, it's about needle and thread.
    6 points
  29. Just thought I'd give a heads-up to our fellow rmweb member Rivercider, and his superb book "South Wales Railways in the 1980s" Firstly though, I must apoligise most humbly to him - the book completely slipped under my radar! Ooops. Anyhow, I ordered my copy last week, and have picked it up daily since. Kevin has captured some superb images, and his captions and accompanying notes are really informative. I'll shortly be ordering a copy of his book on West Country Railways too. Well done good sir. I'll get my copy signed, when we're allowed to go to exhibitions again. https://www.google.co
    6 points
  30. Big Mistake... Just bought and had fitted a new 6x4 garden shed to replace old one attacked by Rats from next door's chicken run. 40 years stock of bits that "might come in useful" taken to the tip. Much anguish in the choice of what must go overseen by SWMBO.
    6 points
  31. Move to Buxton in wonderful Derbyshire is complete, well all our stuff is in the house. Some work for Mrs B and me to get some semblance of order. The main problem at the moment seems to be locating something you have seen amoungst the boxes but can't remember where? Still at least the snow has arrived to greet us! The model railway room - work to do! Kind regards
    6 points
  32. R.I.P. Geoffrey Palmer OBE, lugubrious British character actor. "Bit of a cock-up on the catering front."
    6 points
  33. Cat is out of the bag https://grahammuz.com/2020/08/19/new-development-manager-for-kernow-model-rail-centre-or-letting-the-cat-out-of-the-bag/
    6 points
  34. A combination of Peco, Scale Model Scenery and scratchbuilt catenary has been installed. I await the wires coming down due to a giant cat invasion!
    5 points
  35. Anxiety causes panic which causes you to look at a piece of code for 2 hours and wonder why it is not returning a table of data.....only to discover because you were not binding the data to the table. Sometimes I really wonder if I am cut out for this work.
    5 points
  36. Cracking services on LNER and GWR today.
    5 points
  37. Watching Dr. Who from 1970. Jon Pertwee, lots of Series 2 Land Rovers and classic British cars. So cheesy, but fun.
    5 points
  38. The Handforth Parish Council Planning & Environment Committee.
    5 points
  39. This is not really Christmas as so many would know it, however that does not prevent me from wishing everyone a safe and happy time tomorrow and should you be on your own, then please know that many are with you in spirit if not in person. Take care, be kind and may the next year coming be one that allows all to return to a better World.
    5 points
  40. Today, at Stalybridge Ticket Office, I asked how much was a "return to normal"? The clerk said it was very expensive and there wasn't a train due for ages!!
    5 points
  41. How have I never ventured down the A57 between Glossop and Sheffield? I've used Woodhead on many occasions and it's never really a pleasure, you don't really get great views and it's full of lorries. Went to Rails yesterday and the most direct route was on the A57, once you've got through the traffic in Glossop it's a lovely route. On the way back got a couple of pictures of Ladybower. Coming back in the Spring for a proper mooch around the area.
    5 points
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  43. What is your least favourite modelling task and why is it ballasting!?
    5 points
  44. Just had a wonderful 50th birthday despite lockdown thanks to my wife, Jennifer. Got me a lovely train cake and 2 first class tickets for The Jacobite next year!! And yes, i did mention the sleepers were on top of the rails not under!!!
    5 points
  45. Covid tip #368: When using an alcohol based hand sanitiser allow it to evaporate before going to the loo.
    5 points
  46. Extremely sad to hear about the sudden passing of Chris Klein (Minerva). A true gentleman and inspiration in the modelling world. RIP Chris
    5 points
  47. I've just realised today is owl day - 2-8-20
    5 points
  48. What is that moment called when you discover you've dripped epoxy all down what, thanks to the enforced inactivity of the last few months, is now the only pair of trousers that still fit you?
    5 points
  49. Booked in for my Covid jab on Saturday. Most impressed with how quick this has happened given I have no health conditions and am aged 59. Well done to the NHS!
    4 points
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