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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
    14 points
  3. Flippin bug has put me in hospital.
    14 points
  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. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. RIP Captain Tom - so sad to read that news.
    10 points
  9. 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
  10. Like so many Grandparents today I will be celebrating my grandson's birthday today. 3 years seem to have flown by and we have always been in contact throughout that time, he's my Best Little Mate. Today will be a strange time for us to communicate and celebrate in the best way we can together and with the difficulties it presents will be challenging. Not the same giving him his card through the letterbox, but I have seen his Brio layout ALL over his sitting room floor and I look forward to the time we can both play with it again together. My heart goes out to ALL Grandparents i
    10 points
  11. Damned bug is still giving trouble. Another day lost sitting in A&E being prodded, poked and stuff being pumed in.
    9 points
  12. 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
  13. That pop up google add is driving me bl00dy mad. SO ANNOYING! ARRRRRRRHHHHHHH
    9 points
  14. 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
  15. Where is that turkey? It has not arrived!!!!!!!! https://blog.railwaymuseum.org.uk/charles-dickens-missing-christmas-parcel/
    9 points
  16. 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
  17. I returned to work this morning, bursting with enthusiasm, only to be reminded that I had Retired in 2014. Ah well, at least I tried.
    8 points
  18. 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
  19. I almost, almost thought about buying some 7mm track & a loco today. Was very close.
    7 points
  20. Yay first jab.
    7 points
  21. Modelling GWR in Norway
    7 points
  22. 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
  23. 80th Anniversary today of the start of the Battle Of Britain. A great debt of gratitude to all those young men.
    7 points
  24. Can we have a vote for disabling the public message to another member feature? I'd like to see it gone so that messages intended as private don't end up 'inappropriately' public.
    7 points
  25. 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
  26. 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
  27. 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
  28. R.I.P. Geoffrey Palmer OBE, lugubrious British character actor. "Bit of a cock-up on the catering front."
    6 points
  29. 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
  30. I'm new to railway modelling (as a grown up at least, after some 'playing as a kid' which now seems like an awfully long time ago!). I've limited space on a window sill around a conservatory so I have my challenges... space, and the problem of fading by the sun Plus, the original concept was a layout for me and my young boy after he discovered my old childhood stuff in a dusty box in a loft. However, my eye for detail has overcome practicalities and I am now going for an accurate rendition of Wiltshire in summer 1945 just after VE Day. So it will always be summer in my conservatory, even w
    6 points
  31. Watching Dr. Who from 1970. Jon Pertwee, lots of Series 2 Land Rovers and classic British cars. So cheesy, but fun.
    5 points
  32. The Handforth Parish Council Planning & Environment Committee.
    5 points
  33. 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
  34. 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
  35. 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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  37. What is your least favourite modelling task and why is it ballasting!?
    5 points
  38. 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
  39. Covid tip #368: When using an alcohol based hand sanitiser allow it to evaporate before going to the loo.
    5 points
  40. 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
  41. I've just realised today is owl day - 2-8-20
    5 points
  42. 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
  43. Do as I say, not as I do eh? Bye bye.
    5 points
  44. Hello! New to this site and to YouTube! I’m a beginner in terms of modelling but have around 10 locos and some respectable stock. Excited to join this community find my channel at: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1mBB0U8ATptKYXNxoSbH3g constructive criticism is very welcome and if you’re not interested that’s fine! Any support is appreciated! Stay safe during the virus people and have a good day. Ollie
    5 points
  45. As is often the case in Britain Piers have a habit of self combusting...
    4 points
  46. Britain's Lost Masterpieces on BBC 4, what's not to like? Interesting old paintings, stunning locations and clever, erudite folk talking about Art.
    4 points
  47. 好!我的气垫船到处都是!
    4 points
  48. Superb! - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-54341378
    4 points
  49. If the stupidity and selfishness of some people who don't take anti-coronavirus sufficiently seriously isn't enough, there's this - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-54217327
    4 points
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