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  1. * May I please ask what the chassis is under the right hand van in the above shot? CP
  2. * Apply to Peco Publications and Publicity. If the issue in question is not available they may well be willing to supply a copy of the desired article. CP
  3. * Thank you - this is an excellent idea and I hope it proves a success. And to state the obvious the brass strips could be chemically darkened whilst remaining electrically conductive. CP
  4. * Agreed. I have done the same, did not see it May 1961, but could not find my copy of Nov 1961. CP
  5. * There has been a thread here (scroll down this section) entitled - Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition - Stevenage 11/12 Jan 2020 - for some weeks. It details layouts attending, parking advice, etc. CP
  6. * Excellent and most welcome news. CP
  7. * Thank you for this most interesting and informative photograph. May I please ask if the servo mount is a commercial item? And if so what is its origin? Thank you. CP
  8. * In the interests of accuracy and to avoid confusion, should this not refer to the "King Alfred School"? The "Kings of Wessex School" is in Cheddar. CP
  9. * In the interests of accuracy and to avoid confusion, should this not refer to the "King Alfred School"? The "Kings of Wessex School" is in Cheddar. CP
  10. * As a seasoned exhibitor (in excess of 200 exhibitions and on three occasions having driven with layouts from the UK to Liepzig and back) I fully understand the issues of forward planning, distance, etc. For more than 25 years I have driven approximately 100 miles each way to ExpoNG (either as a visitor or exhibitor) and intend to do so again this year. The NG content at the Mid Wales exhibition this year is very attractive. Three of the layouts I have seen before and would be happy to see again. I would especially like to see Roy Link’s “Crowsnest Tramway” (making its first appearance) and would gladly drive the 160 odd miles each way for the privilege of doing so were it not the same day as ExpoNG. I appreciate that my viewpoint in this matter is that of a dedicated narrow gauge modeller, but I suspect I am not alone in feeling that this tragic clash of dates is both unfortunate and very disappointing. Yesterday the latest issue of Narrow Gauge & Industrial Railway Modelling Review arrived on my desk. On page 384 there are two (and only two) exhibitions of interest to narrow gauge modellers detailed. These are ExpoNG and Welshpool exhibition. For those unaware of the matter the editor of this most excellent journal is the aforementioned Roy Link. I rest my case. CP
  11. * My post above was an expression of sadness rather than anger. However, that said I find the statement - "As we have to book the hall a year ahead we are not usually aware of any clashes ....." - an inadequate explanation. ExpoNG has been held in late October (and specifically on the last Saturday during at least the last decade) for more years than I care to remember. It is a fixed date on the calendar for narrow gauge modellers as should have been known. With so much attractive content this year I find the date of Welshpool Exhibition to be a very serious disappointment. CP
  12. * Several layouts at this exhibition have considerable attraction for narrow gauge modellers. In addition there is the opportunity to visit the W&L Railway. It is therefore very unfortunate that the date chosen clashes with the annual ExpoNG held at Swanley in Kent. My own position is that despite living a 100 mile drive from Swanley and 161 from Llanfair, I would very gladly attend both events were it possible. CP
  13. * I stand corrected. In the earlier mentioned shot these ornate structures did not appear to support the overhead tramway wires. But as above they clearly do. Whilst I agree there is hint of the work of Gaudi, I suspect (from the shape of the posts rather than the brackets) that these are relatively more modern. CP
  14. * Thank you for this interesting reference. May I politely say that I would not describe the (overhead power) masts as "picturesque"? However, I would say that some of the lamp standards are "ornate". CP
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