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    Inman Valley. South Australia,(was Derby UK until 1971)
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    British Railways ex LMS and railways in general(including model of course!!)

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  1. I visited Grantham three times between 1959 and 1961, travelling from Derby Friargate, a painful journey which seemed to take an age, I went, really to see the streaks, first visit not one!!, second visit, eleven, almost one third of the class, third visit was memorable, we saw the first production Deltics but silly me, I thought that that they would supplement the steam fleet!! On the first and second visit we were chucked on to a Nottingham/Derby train about 4 pm. On the third, we left the station, went through the subway under the main lines, past the shed and sat on the road b
  2. Apologies Andy, no inference intended, just trying to have a bit of fun. Rgds......Mike
  3. Andy, piease use your influence, I am 74, a Spinner ...........Soon!!. Mike
  4. I resisted for three whole days!!............now ordered, don't tell pleeeeeeeese Mike
  5. Yes I am aware of that but those wheels on the first two with their large bosses gave them quite a different character to the othter members of the class. Incidentally one of my favourite ex-LMS classes(the unrebuilt ones), they always had an old fashioned elegant quaintness about them. Rgds....Mike
  6. Didn;t 5500/5501 retain the original Claughton driving wheels?? Mike
  7. I certainly dont, it can take as long as it need, if it results in a great model and from what I have seen so far, it looks to be a good 'un. Mike
  8. Love this thread, really creative and skilled stuff..............wish you had been born in the red territory Terry..............Rgds Mike
  9. That looks excellent, what are the dimensions please? Mike
  10. Sorry to be negative about this but my wallet just groaned!! SWMBO must not be informed of this development and her name is not Ruth Anonymous
  11. I've ordered mine too but Meld I think in two tone green, I first saw these things in 1961 at Grantham, we'd been chucked off the station and made our way to the road bridge just past the shed...........my goodness what an impression this thing made, the sound and the presence still lives in my rather small brain, it was followed by another, same impression. Neither were named at that time and we thought that these will continue to be part of the A1/2/3/4 mix for ever........... Mike
  12. Would there be any future plan to produce an all over green one, I know I could paint over the small yellow panel one but given my painting skills!!!!(skill is probably not the right word), I would hate to ruin this beauty.



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