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John B

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    Herding cats, collecting air miles and hotel points, playing with balls, tripping the light fantastic, shooting things and occasionally modelling.

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  1. I'd jump at that. Although my hope for a follow-up to the Cauldrons was more along the lines of some suitably 19th-century motive power. Locomotion No.1? Derwent? S&D / NER Long Boiler?
  2. Urinals only. No cubicles..... "le pissoir"....
  3. Took a walk around to the erstwhile Andrew Barclay Caledonia Works this morning. The mixed gauge lines still run across the road into the old works, now luxury flats, and a wee Barclay pug is in the foyer. One of the works hoists is still in the “yard” too.
  4. From Scotland, the following: Maidens & Dunure Light Railway, serving the Ayrshire coast. Later operated by the G&SWR, LMS and (in very truncated form, to serve Butlins Heads of Ayr) BR; Wick & Lybster Light Railway - operated by the Highland and absorbed into the LMS; Dornoch Light Railway - as above.
  5. Is there a reason for quoting my comment from 10 years ago? It obviously is not reflective of the current situation. Just curious.
  6. I spent some time (actually the longest 7 weeks of my life) in the real Jackson MI a few winters ago. Your version looks far better than the real place....
  7. You need to build a (Dear Madam) Barnum next...
  8. Chaps - I've not heard any word of my pre-orders being dispatched. Should I be worried?
  9. Quite simply: I was unable to join the club via the website due to living in the USA, the website did not allow my transaction. And emails to Dapol via the website went unanswered. If they don't have the courtesy to reply, or even acknowledge contact, they won't get my business. And apparently I'm not the only one.
  10. I ha the same issue as Manuel trying to join from the USA, specifically for this (LSWR liveried) version. Alas, several emails to Dapol's website went unanswered, and thus went my interest. The regular models are rather lovely, though.
  11. Delivered by UPS successfully in California last Thursday. Well packaged, signature required (as I was away, but back that evening, and have a front porch, I signed for it electronically), replacement chains included even though the originals survived. Correct model, all good here. Kudos to Rapido and Locomotion, excellent model and service! Also picked up my Dynamometer Car from the post office on Friday. Another stunning model from Rapido.
  12. There was a narrow gauge slate railway on the island of Easdale. Details are hard to track down but remains of the quarry (and wagons) can be found at the Easdale Folk Museum. Not really a Light Railway in the "act" sense of the word, but a fascinating relic and story nonetheless.
  13. If I had an aircraft hanger and a lottery-win budget, plus unlimited time and a team of like minded idiots, I'd model Hull. All of it. 1920's-30's probably, with the H&B line built around the city, Cannon St still in use as a passenger station as well as Paragon (NER), Alexandra Dock as the Eastern limit (too early for Saltend), Inward Yard as the western extremity. Railway Dock and other assorted Town docks as the southern boundary, the H&B line looping around the northern suburbs as the northern limits. MPDs - Dairycoates, Botanic Gardens & Springhead (plus Springhead works). NER lines radiating from Paragon to Selby / Doncaster / ECML, Beverley & Scarborough, Hornsea and Withernsea. H&B line from Barnsley to Cannon St and Alex Dock. Swing bridges, level crossings galore, trams. Goods depots (several). Plenty of operational scope, don't think I'd get bored. Or anywhere near finished.
  14. Lucky you. Several months later they've still not bothered to acknowledge or reply to my emails.
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