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  1. Sorry exceeded my maximum download quota so had to send the last three images separately.
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  2. All ok, thanks for asking. Been a relatively mundane month helping out with the final fitting of the automation. It’s been a huge job in itself with the amount of track but a necessary one. I do miss proper modelling I can tell you. Today has been a running session here’s some pics
    66 points
  3. Update Gordon started to wake on Friday morning. Later that day they were able to take his breathing tube out. There are lots of things the surgeons are still worried about but he was awake for longer yesterday. He is still very poorly and weak, finds it difficult to talk but is now drinking water and nutritional fruit drinks. It is very confusing to go into an operation and wake up 8 days later and it will take some time for Gordon to make sense of it all. He is just at the start of a long journey back to good health both physically and emotionally. I'm sure he wi
    66 points
  4. Update: Gordon’s family has been in touch again. Things are still very up and down, with Gordon having to undergo more procedures to help fight infections and to make ‘running repairs’ to the procedures already undertaken. This culminated in emergency surgery yesterday where they were able to do what was necessary but the next 12 – 24 hours are critical. Gordon and his surgeons are fighting but he still has a long and hard journey ahead of him.
    65 points
  5. Christmas.....don't say that, we haven't had Summer yet! Here are some pictures taken today: We had all four roof sections in place for the first time. It looks like a very large seagull has landed on the Hotel chimney! This is the Leeman Road bridge with the platform installed behind it. The roof at this end is just resting on the columns, some of which we are going to move a little. The loco gives an idea of the proportions
    63 points
  6. Thanks for reminding us of the sacrifices made by the ANZAC, Iain, I have to say I'm saddened these days at the ease with which some sorts 'take offence'. Stirring anthems, celebrating victories against oppressors are derided. Great speeches made at times of crisis are considered 'jingoistic' by (what is it?) the woke generation. Nobody wants to 'celebrate' the horrors of war, but it is right to remember those who fought to give us all the privilege to be 'offended'. Many thanks again. Regards, Tony.
    57 points
  7. Great pictures - keep them coming! Here are some I took today - it is finally looking like York station. The next visit is on Saturday when my aim is to finish the area around the booking office and entrance. Peter
    53 points
  8. I've just got back after a day working on the layout. Most of the platforms are now complete, which really transforms the look of the station. I'll finish the rest on Friday. We put the two roof sections in place and they fitted well. The side walls are just standing loose at the moment as i need to do more work on them. The platforms at the other end of the station. The four holes on the platform surface show where the overall roof will end. The signal box
    52 points
  9. I have just been sifting out some old suitcases which belonged to my late Father who sadly passed away in 2005. Inside one of the suitcase was a photo envelope from Boots which dated from 1938 and contained just some old negatives. On examining the negatives I was able to piece together the occasion when they were taken and part of the route taken. I had been scanning one of Dad's old photo albums he inherited from his father, my grandad, and the negatives I found probably weren't deemed suitable for including in a 'family holiday' album! My grandfather was in 1938 a goods guard at Marylebone
    52 points
  10. The IR lamps are linked to the forward facing cameras that go through to the SGT (structure gauging train) coach which records the view from the front (or rear if being hauled) the idea is that if the data that the lasers pick up show something out of gauge they can go back and review the footage to see what the item was, a lot of the time it’s overhanging trees and vegetation they use IR as the SGT can only run at night while recording so they need good picture quality and we can’t be blinding other trains or people with a huge array of auxiliary lights
    50 points
  11. Been doing some scenic work on The Stables. I wish I could settle on a fixed set of approaches for the surface textures, but I seem to be trying out different methods on every new layout The yards at Farthing tend to feature a cinders/ash/dirt mix for ballast, as seen in period photos. In the past I’ve used Polyfilla (handbuilt track) or DAS (RTR track). But I wanted a more textured look, so tried Chinchilla sand this time. I say Chinchilla “sand” because that’s what was available here in Denmark. Not sure it’s the same as “dust”
    50 points
  12. Grey skies over the south Somerset Levels give an indication of rain to come later, as 7795 arrives with a pick up goods from Templecombe: Photo by Andy York, courtesy of BRM magazine
    50 points
  13. This afternoon I'm starting with a photo I took on the ECML here in Northumberland at Buston Barns a few weeks before I changed to a digital camera. The remaining photos are a miscellany of much older ones, I hope you will enjoy them. Buston Barns Class 43 up 1st August 2003 C26410.jpg Margaretting Hall Church Lane crossing 309603 up ex pass July 1977 C3364.jpg Near Elvanfoot 2x Class 50 up ex pass Glasgow to Euston August 1973 C1366.jpg Radcliffe on Trent 2x Class 20 The Jolly Fishe
    49 points
  14. Work progresses slowly on The Unicorn. Having sorted out the main roof of thatch that looks acceptable in pictures I am now sorting out the ridge. The white top is card that forms the base for the capping thatch, chimneys and lead added. Nearly there now and this where we are at present.
    49 points
  15. A cloudy day in Somerset: Photo by Andy York, courtesy of BRM magazine
    49 points
  16. This afternoon we take a trip to Manchester Victoria, with the early photos from October 1967 and the later ones from 1989. The earlier ones may have appeared in another thread before, I hope no one will mind. I can clearly remember the day I took the earlier photos even though it is now well over fifty years ago, I was in Manchester for an interview at the University. Having arrived from Harrogate nice and early I was able to have a look at the station and take photos before walking through Manchester, along Oxford Road and the finding the right building to go to. I
    49 points
  17. To continue.......... Once the platforms were surfaced I was able to try the roof in place, and much to my relief it fitted perfectly, dropping straight onto the columns. The side walls are just resting in place as I need to take them home to finish off. It is beginning to look like York station. I wanted to make sure the side walls fitted before completing them. Happily, they did! I'll be going back next week to complete the platforms,
    49 points
  18. A quick shot of my EM handbuilt track, ballasted with Carr’s ash ballast and weathered with a mix of railmatch enamels: Kind regards, Will
    48 points
  19. Derbyshire for today, around the Peak District. A couple of them are quite old photos. The last photo is a bonus, one I took this afternoon. It's the first railway photo I've taken in over a year. Ambergate view towards Matlock 7th April 90 C14198.jpg Monsal Dale viaduct April 76 J5170.jpg Millers Dale BR Class 5 73009 Derby to Manchester Central Leica IIIa Ilford HP3 taken in rain Aug 51 JVol6105.jpg Note: Dad had a track permit. Millers Dale LNWR 2-4-2T Buxton to Millers Dale c1
    48 points
  20. Milford Junction on 29th May 1996 for today. Milford Junction 09014 up gypsum wagon 29th May 96 C20931.jpg Milford Junction 59201 up coal 29th May 96 C20932.jpg Milford Junction 58012 up coal 29th May 96 C20967.jpg Milford Junction 37716 down oil 29th May 96 C20968.jpg Milford Junction 47052 Alcan empties Cardiff to Lynemouth 29th May 96 C20971.jpg David
    48 points
  21. Over on Mick Bonwick's thread, Easton, Isle of Portland, he posted a picture of the Fowler ploughing engine which he gave me a while back and that reminded me we hadn't seen this around for a while. By chance, !!!, she arrived in the yard at LM that very day so our local photographer went down and got some pictures. Now, we looked at these pictures and realised the background was over powering the subject so this turned into an exercise of highlighting the power of using focus stacked pictures where you use only focused pictures of the subject and the
    48 points
  22. Every now and then, you just have to do it, don't you? A little treat to myself, pure indulgence ... although we will run this train on Shap in exhibition mode. In its wider setting. Lovely roof detail on the RK in particular. Looking equally as good in the downhill direction (and I reversed the formation, especially for you - apparently the sets were turned so that the first class was always at the buffer stop end on departure) Ah well - nose back to the grindstone ...
    48 points
  23. 4mm radio control Bedford TK, as featured in BRM last year
    47 points
  24. Some people might be wondering what has become of The Unicorn.... in a nutshell - thatching This has been challenging to say the least, luckily I started on the back roof and it has been replaced twice now. After many experiments I appear to be on the right, if not unusual path...... more about that another day when I am satisfied it looks right. Here is a sneak look down the street, no where near finished but looking better than it did.
    47 points
  25. Another Thomas Hill diesel, at Watery Lane.
    44 points
  26. Newcastle is famous for its bridges over the River Tyne, here are are a few photos of them for this afternoon. They were taken on a sunny but frosty day in November 1995. I was probably there for the Newcastle model railway exhibition which used to be held in the Guildhall on the Quayside, but by this time I think I had stopped being an exhibitor and usually worked on a trade stand. Newcastle High level bridge 18th Nov 95 C20633.jpg Newcastle High level bridge Class 142 18th Nov 95 C20653.jpg Swing bridge and Tyne bridge beyond it.
    44 points
  27. Today has not gone smoothly, hence the photos are rather later than usual. Once again they were taken at Newcastle Central. I've just realised that I have forgotten to get the photos in date order. Newcastle Class 43 Kings X to Edinburgh and 142521 ecs Aug 91 J12856.jpg Newcastle Class 47 down charter Aug 90 J11597.jpg Newcastle Class 101 Sunderland to Hexham July 88 J9623.jpg Newcastle Class 108 ecs and Class 143 April 91 J11864.jpg 4 Newcas
    43 points
  28. A few recent shots from a spotting trip to Princes St Gardens and Edinburgh Waverley...
    43 points
  29. This particular picture highlights the reason why I use focus stacking. Out of curiosity I measured the distances. With the camera resting on the harbour wall next to the steps from the end of the extended lens. Pots - 85mm Bolster wagon - 410mm Signal box - 580mm Edge of House - 780mm By allowing the camera to predetermine (on board program) it will focus in measured steps between 35mm and infinity as an MP4 file, this is then loaded onto a media player and each step downloaded and merged together on Affinity. The end result
    43 points
  30. Llanbourne arrivals. 47636 arrives on a train from Euston. 45141 arrives on a trans Pennine service from Holyhead.
    43 points
  31. For a change? been messing about with the iPhone 12 settings using portrait with a bit of assistance from Affinity.
    43 points
  32. Two weeks after being bulled up for a Royal duty 30926 is showing signs of road dirt. On shed at 82G.
    43 points
  33. A few photos from Scotland this afternoon. I am sure the places are familiar... Burntisland Class 158 Edinburgh to Inverness? in distance Aug 96 J16283.jpg Crail station trackbed Aug 74 J3966.jpg Kinghorn view north Aug 96 J16294.jpg North Queensferry 158746 Dundee to Edinburgh 15th Aug 96 J16278.jpg North Queensferry Forth Bridge approach spans 15th Aug 96 C21311.jpg David
    42 points
  34. More Blyth and Tyne photos, this time at Winning and Cambois. Winning 56133 down coal Oct 85 J8445.jpg Winning 56113 empties Blyth Power station to Butterwell March 91 J11784.jpg Cambois Class 101 charter The Chevy Chase Newcastle to Blyth and Tyne etc April 86 J8552.jpg Cambois 37423 l e June 93 J13917.jpg Part of the coal stockpile for the power station is in the beackground. Cambois 56134 breakdown train including crane Dec 90 J11695.jpg David
    42 points
  35. 1405 on the Weymouth goods turn departing from Melcombe Magna.
    42 points
  36. Some trams at Crich over the years. Crich Blackpool 40 Aug 74 J4015.jpg Crich Blackpool 166 Aug 74 J4017.jpg Crich Paisley tram Aug 83 J8063.jpg Crich Glasgow 22 11th June 89 C12053.jpg Crich LCC 106 West Bromwich bus 32 and Blackpool 40 11th June 89 C12057.jpg Crich Gateshead 5 7th April 90 C14177.jpg David
    42 points
  37. A few more photos between Darlington and Newcastle this afternoon. Bradbury Class 43 down 31st May 96 C20981.jpg Ferryhill Junction 43110 Kings X to Aberdeen 31st May 96 C20995.jpg Croxdale Class 158 up 23rd March 96 C20827.jpg Chester le Street 56121 down Oct 92 J13550.jpg Bensham 45135 down 5th Aug 86 C7884.jpg David
    42 points
  38. Time now for today's photos, taken around the Blyth and Tyne. Backworth/Shiremoor view south on Blyth and Tyne at Bluebell crossing 21st Feb 96 C20763.jpg South Newsham Class 37 down Alcan empties Fort William to North Blyth Oct 90 J11643.jpg South Newsham 56123 up coal Nov 92 J13569.jpg Bedlington River Blyth viaduct Class 5 44767 Santa special Newcastle circular 28th Dec 94 C19937.jpg Bedlington 56117 down empties July 92 J13215.jpg David
    42 points
  39. Barmouth 1958. 58xx Class 0-4-2T No 5801 basks in the warm July sun prior to working its next duty.
    41 points
  40. Something different today. I thought a day trip to Switzerland might be enjoyable. I've done slightly extended captions, though I'm sure some of you will know the locos and the locations. Back to normal tomorrow. Bodensee Toggenburg Bahn Heriasu BT Be4/4 11 4th Aug 92 C17394.jpg The Be4/4s were built in 1931. The loco at the far end of the train is a Re4/4 built in 1987. The next 2 photos show something quite unusual, a Furka Oberalp Bahn loco on hire to the Rhätische Bahn to cover for a loco shortage. Ila
    41 points
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  42. I haven't been on here much lately, but have been busy as there are many things I can do behind the scenes. The reason I've had to suspend trading is due to lack of gears. The company who run my gear mould tools have had problems with them since the start, but the last batch of gears were just not up to scratch so the tool is now being modified. All previous gears have been fine but they've had to jump through hoops to get the quality spot on so with the mods in place the tools should run faster and more consistently. This work on the tool is not happening quickly due t
    41 points
  43. ANZAC Day dawn in my street A poignant and reflective day for me, if anyone is offended I'm more than happy to remove them. Kind regards, Iain
    41 points
  44. Four scanned from slides and four digital images today, all on the Newcastle to Carlisle line. Fourstones 56130 down Aug 92 J13310.jpg Fourstones A4 4468 Mallard York to Carlisle Aug 88 J9654.jpg Fourstones Class 143 Carlisle to Middlesbrough June 87 J8971.jpg Greenhead Class 156 Newcastle to Stranraer 1st June 94 C19471.jpg Melkridge 66100 down 15th March 07 DSC_0271.jpg Melkridge Class 156 Carlisle to Newcastle 15th March 07 DSC_0267.jpg
    41 points
  45. A look at Shildon today. All the photos were taken on 24th August 1975, during the Stockton and Darlington 150 event. It's a bit different now. Shildon 24th Aug 75 C2354.jpg Left to right: LMSR 8F, ? tank , Metropolitan Electric Sarah Siddons, Princess Class 6201, LNER D49, LNER A4, GNR Stirling single No 1, GNR 4-4-2 990 (Ivatt small atlantic). Shildon LMSR 8F 8233 24th Aug 75 C2364.jpg Shildon M&CR coach 24th Aug 75 C2346.jpg Shildon 43106 24th Aug 75 C2376.jpg CR
    40 points
  46. They say tomorrow is another day - it seems a bit like yesterday again but with some more and different issues. Anyway, here are some more photos. They were all taken around Radcliffe on Trent, between Grantham and Nottingham. Radcliffe on Trent Class 114 Grantham to Nottingham Apr 75 J4248.jpg Travelling over the newly installed (then) experimental slab track. Radcliffe on Trent Class 114 Nottingham to Grantham May 79 C 4586.jpg Radcliffe on Trent Class 114 Nottingham to Grantham Feb 78 C3675.jpg
    40 points
  47. Back to the Newcastle to Carlisle line for today's photos. Derwenthaugh Class 156 Carlisle to Sunderland 26th Aug 95 C20514.jpg Corbridge 142015 Carlisle to Middlesbrough 2nd Dec 95 C20657.jpg Bardon Mill 156443 Carlisle to Newcastle 9th Dec 95 C20664.jpg The next photo shows the level crossing just beyond the platform end. Bardon Mill crossing from south 7th Oct 95 C20560.jpg The light is green in real life, not yellowish as a combination of film and scanning shows it. Those who know th
    40 points
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