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    Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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    OO Gauge, BR Blue TOPS into early sectorisation period, Blue Pullman and Woodhead Electrics. Peak District railways.

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  1. Jim76

    OO gauge Turbot

    Hi Paul, thanks for the link. I actually meant the end step and handrail which were added in the 1990s as per some of the previous versions of the model. Cheers, Jim
  2. Jim76

    OO gauge Turbot

    Does anyone know whether the Dutch ones are the 1980s or 90s versions?
  3. Great photographs John, I had seen them before and already 'faved'.
  4. I started this thread to ask what would've happened if Woodhead hadn't closed when it did as I am interested in real railways and their histories together with the imaginary world of model railways. I've had a look at your website and you make some interesting points. I like your monorails models. It seems to have gone massively off topic! As you said above can we get back to Woodhead please?!
  5. I understand there was an agreement in place with the union(s) that a single track would be left in place for 5 years.
  6. Jim76

    Class 142

    Hi Charlie, that's great news though thought you were going to be doing Chocolate & Cream and original GMPTE in addition to Provincial? Still will probably put in an order for at least one Provincial.
  7. True, though you could apply the same logic to the Class 156 and the 142 Realtrack are now doing plus doubt any Hornby version would be as high a specification.
  8. @charliepetty The Class 142 looks great - though still think you should do a Class 155 next
  9. Fair enough - I just think that councils going about trying to entrap Ian Allen booksellers is a bit extreme and would be better focusing their resources elsewhere. Ian Allan seem like an easy target. My point was the type of person intent on stabbing someone is hardly going to go to an Ian Allan bookshop to buy a craft kit to obtain a knife. It might make more sense to target the local B&Q or hardware store.
  10. Really? What a terrible thing to do by the council. As if any youth intent on stabbing someone would go to the bother of going to Ian Allan to buy a model kit containing presumably a craft knife. It is more like the council wanting to force them out. Such a pity the Ian Allan bookshops in Birmingham and Manchester have closed - they were both excellent and well located shops.
  11. Through Woodhead itself.
  12. I have seen various pictures of both bogie bolsters and BBA steel carrying wagons loaded with what looks like steel bars or rolled slabs westbound over the Woodhead route. Does anyone know what they were and where would have they been heading from / to together with how long this flow lasted for?
  13. I vaguely remember the station building which was then in use as a DIY shop, I must've been about 4. It was demolished in 1981. Such a pity the line couldn't have been retained however good to see it reopened as Metrolink. I believe this would've happened much sooner had it not been for politics...
  14. Hi Paul, Do you know when this would've been repainted in this livery? Cheers, Jim
  15. Yes, always thought that was predetermined. Wasn’t it Rail Express?
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