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  1. It's only when you put it like that that I realised how forward thinking IKEA has been all this time.
  2. That's very much my point. Mark Drakeford and Nicola Sturgeon had been very explicit that they were talking only about Wales and Scotland respectively and were only broadcast in the relevant countries (and also that the message wasn't changing much at all). Boris should have made it clear that he was talking about England only or only been broadcast in England. The plan you've linked to is only marginally better. Trumpeting on the front page that it's the plan of the UK government, then paying the odd nod to devolution every few pages, but outlining a plan that is almost all just England as most of it deals with things that the "UK" government has no say over in Scotland, Wales and NI and those devolved governments have not agreed to. But I'll get off my hobby horse now as, as far as I am aware, there is currently no devolution in Edwardian Norfolk leaving the Mad Man of Upper East Side NYC to be the right person to be speaking for Castle Aching.
  3. That should read 56M people. Which was just one of the problems of his "UK" speech. Almost everything he said applied to England only. In the previous couple of days Scotland, Wales and NI had all continued the original "four nations" lockstep approach. Now it's three nations as England has decided to change the approach. This was done while looking like he was talking to the UK as a whole. So we now have the possibility of someone in Herefordshire deciding that they can drive a short distance to exercise and being fined just over the border in Wales where you must not drive to exercise. When he's speaking for England only he should say that because the BBC seems incapable of only showing it in the correct countries or putting up a big banner along the bottom saying it's only England people. I suppose it's only been two decades, so why should a prime minister know about devolution...
  4. Strange goings on in RMWeb world... my Content I Follow feed now has this for some reason... I have a hard enough time keeping up with one Castle Aching! Best thread on the web though Kind regards, Neil
  5. I think it's a very clever bit of bespoke kit bashing, though it may make it hard to fit the roof.
  6. Jonathan, Your 2 plank and 3 plank models make me want to buy more kits to add to my unfinished (indeed mostly unstarted) pile of kits! The trouble is I want to resist but then start worrying about the longevity of these small suppliers. Your brake van is fantastic. As you know, I've drawn up plans for a scratch built early GWR outside frame brake. But it's got no further than that. Your build is very inspiring and may just be the kick I need. I hope you can salvage the finish. I'm with Chris in suggesting a varnish respray before anything more drastic. However the finish ends up though, I really like the build. Kind regards, Neil
  7. Anotheran

    Little Muddle

    Opened it up full size on my large monitor to admire the detail and through focusing in suddenly spotted the man sat in the tree. It took a moment or two to readjust my thought process to take in the locomotive again and for it to filter through that it was the driver, who I'd seen inside that loco so many times before and categorically not sat in the tree! Brilliant picture. I too think the ladder is exquisite, to use LS' term. But one if the details that really got me was the sack that's been left draped over the fence by the chap who's presumably popped into the hut for a cup of tea. Whether that's the story or not, the fact that it's there screams out that there is a story being told! Kind regards, Neil
  8. Oh dear. Just listened to it and I struggled to believe a word you said.
  9. If only... Edit to say I know it's the Castle Bromwich works but if it's full of planes you could maybe call it a hanger...
  10. I have it... The coach does indeed have the moveable back to the seats and it is set so that passengers look forwards. The monochrome ones that I noted are monochrome because they are simply the ghosts of those who were overcome by the fumes through facing forwards on the outward journey.
  11. I believe that your sentence here refers to the this drawing. If so I don't think that the passengers are all facing the same way in the 6 compartment coaches. In each of the two there are individuals, shown monochrome, who are depicted facing backwards, in all compartments except the front ones. There doesn't seem to be much legroom for it, but I think that it does indicate benches on both sides of the compartments.
  12. That really does look impressive. Rather disappointed that I didn't order a set now, though I'm sure there will be another run fairly quickly! Now the big question... are you going to weather it?
  13. Really good to see this Chris as I purchased the same print in order to do 645 class (number 645 itself) which was a regular at Newcastle Emlyn between the opening of the station in 1896 and 1906. in addition to changing the plate count on the boiler I'm planning to cut down the bunker as it's a bit long. But that last bit may be shelved as a step too far for my skills as it will probably require surgery to the donor chassis as well. I'm very eager to see how your build goes. What running number are you planning to use? Kind regards, Neil
  14. By way of experiment, in a very unscientific way, I looked at the header picture of the completed model, with its red plates, and converted to greyscale, no other processing at all. To me the plates now look to have a darker tone! In this case I think it's just an optical illusion caused by the presence of the lighter border to the plates and the white GWR lettering. Proves nothing other than colour is both subjective, and very difficult to nail down in monochrome!
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