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    About 5 miles from the Berks and Hants
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    EM gauge, anything involving trains or rails, Brakespears Ales and eclectic music tastes.
  1. I have found the points of view expressed here on this topic quite interesting, and thought that I would share my own feelings on the exhibition scene. Note these are purely my personal thoughts and I fully appreciate that we are all in this hobby for different reasons and fully respect that and would hope that this is reciprocal. My main impetus in railway modelling is being able to build and play trains at home, although like most others I don't have room to build large permanent layouts. I have not had a large layout at home for years however I am lucky enough to be able to er
  2. I've seen a number of AHBs with stopping and non-stopping selection but Bradford is the first that I have come across with the additional train crew activation. The others must have been further from a station or on the approach. I thought it was unusual but now you say that you have 2 at the same location. Perhaps it is not as rare as I first thought. Thanks.
  3. I think I should have some pictures somewhere, give me a day or so please. What the plunger actually does is activate the barrier sequence for Greenland Mill AHB crossing. A proceed aspect is displayed once the barriers are down. I don't know if it is a unique set up but it is certainly unusual.
  4. So some people think it's okay to form an opinion of my home town and the area I grew up in based on full car parks at an exhibition. Take a look at the town you live in, is you precious car any safer there than in my home town? Please feel free to stay on the M3 next time you're in the area. Am not on RMweb too much these days because I don't think it's a friendly place anymore and this only supports my opinion!
  5. Went along today, thoroughly enjoyable day and I have to say that I don't think I have had so many conversations, everybody seemed more talkative than ever. Was a great day, and we did stay pretty much all day! Didnt realise that this was extra weekend above the normal opening weekends. Don't panic normal (steam)service will be resumed next year. For the record prefer the correct trains for the period but today was fun.
  6. Sounds like there is a position on the production team for you on series 2!
  7. Have now watched it. Thoroughly enjoyed it will watch the rest of the series and hopefully there will be a second series. Well done to all 3 teams in yesterday's episode, you all showed the hobby in a great light. Whatever the politics they all showed great skills and imagination. My personal favourite concept was the winner of last nights heat, however being from North Hampshire I am of course rooting for the Basingstoke Bodgers.
  8. Haven't posted on RMweb for a while but have been observing. The reason I have not participated much is because there seem to be some who do not respect what others do, and criticise for doing something different. Our hobbies are ro be enjoyed and we should be allowed to do so without being pilloried. If I want to run a 9f on a freightliner with a coach on the back as a brakevan then I will, nobody else should feel tbe need to critique, if you don't like what I am doing then look at something else. If you don't like what you see on TV then try the off button and let everybody else get on an
  9. http://www.nrm.org.uk/aboutus/pressoffice/pressreleases/2017/august/2818-swindon
  10. I can remember HANG IRA appearing, which is probably easy to date, but somebody in the Basingstoke area was obviously a fan as there were several postings of SAHB.
  11. Re the area now fenced is to become a car park for the allotment holders, who now access the allotments over the bridge following the closure of the foot crossing which was for their exclusive use. The area that was previously used for their parking will become part of an extension to the playing field for the adjacent primary school. You may also notice that the TSR on the down which was in situ for the crossing has now been removed.
  12. The latter taken this afternoon and the former approx 22 months ago.
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