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About phil_sutters

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    Seaford, Sussex
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    I used to model S&DJR and GWR in the 1960s. I have all my father's railway photos, including his Beckerlegge collection of LNER & constituent company photos from around the grouping era, and many of his books. I photograph railways as and when I travel on them. So I am interested in railways, full-sized & models, but I am a fairly light-weight when it comes to technical details.
    I have uploaded photo into albums here. https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/profile/14351-phil_sutters/&tab=node_gallery_gallery Dad's and my photos can be seen in full (if I have scanned them!) at http://www.ipernity.com/doc/philsutters/album/538609

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  1. So this was a light load for the Osney shunter, seen while waiting for a train back to London. It would appear that the 47, with a carriage, had been sent to rescue a failed, down dmu and had itself failed, where upon the Osney sidings shunter had hauled it into the up platform.
  2. Frankly the word bungle made as much sense to me as the rest of the words in those two sentences. As an occasional traveller changing at Evercreech Junction in the 1960s, I would have been startled to see the Fell as it arrived on a very circuitous journey from Dover Priory. I thought my own route back home to Highbridge from school at Leatherhead, via Effingham Junction, Guilford, Woking, Templecombe and the aforesaid Evercreech Junction, was fairly circuitous. It was all to avoid me having to cross the temptation-laden streets between Waterloo and Paddington.
  3. The text in the linked item actually says "The third vehicle was a utility van which housed an electric generator and steam-heating boiler."
  4. Here's a red one https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284320317150?hash=item4232cfbede:g:hSsAAOSwnNFgnhttps://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/284320317150?hash=item4232cfbede:g:hSsAAOSwnNFgnYrOYrO and a yellow one https://www.newsnow.co.uk/classifieds/cars-vans-for-sale/sap/8YzZpS6mqiO1N8NsyYDv5Q?slot=1 found trawling through military surplus sales.
  5. All the ones I can find in my files are in military colours. I did find a bright pink one in the U.S.of A. online line, but I guess that's not what you want!
  6. I should look at your Profile Photo - mine looks a lot more youthful than your's! Mind you, mine is probably from 5+years ago.
  7. Could it have been used for lighting night-time track or infrastructure repairs?
  8. My 12 year-old grand-daughter's comment on this Tate Modern exhibit was 'They nicked those from the gents' toilet'. Although what a nice young lady like her is doing with knowledge of gents' toilets could be a matter of concern. They are slabs of porcelain.
  9. In the Wiki page I linked earlier, the spur seems to have been used to access wagon lifts taking 2 10ton wagons up to the GER depot. It is stated that this was to reduce or obviate the need to run goods trains round into Liverpool Street passenger station where they had to be reversed.
  10. I think you might find the answer here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/East_London_line
  11. Sheds are fairly recent arrivals at Newhaven! It's nice to have something apart from 313s and Seagulls' match-day 377s.
  12. I am fairly sure that the Island Line track, at least in some places, still has shingle ballast or had when these snaps were taken
  13. I don't think that this was the one but here are pictures of Newhaven & District MRC's Ventnor & Wroxall - just click an arrow to move to the next (or previous) snap
  14. First find your K's 1960s vintage kit - Great Western Railway - 40’0” Passenger Brake Van to Dia. K15. This is mine in the paint job from my teenage years.
  15. I actually provided the one sitting/kneeling cow in each pack with four new legs as I don't want them too relaxed in the cattle dock. The model looks as though they have taken a standing cow and chopped her legs off and placed them under her. That took a bit of filler to smooth the parts together. Each of the six cows is in a different pose, in contrast to the ex-Merit herd. One could be transgendered as it has a more bull like physique although not the necessary dangly bits. If you need teats on the cows you will have to add them yourself. Of course they could be young beef steers. It's all a
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