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  1. An interesting thread and I do like the effort that has gone in to Nottingham Victoria. I see that this thread is mainly about the GC and there was a mention of Netherfield Lane and the singling of the Gedling branch. Can I point out that the line wasn't singled during 1966 that was done during the early 1971. When Colwick closed during 1970 the breakers moved in and dismantled the yards between Colwick North Junction and Rectory Junction rendering the Gedling Branch purely under the control of Netherfield Junction. A single line token was used and bi directional running from the former juncti
  2. Hi all, after reading this tread I couldn’t resist and I had to have my say too. I too am of the opinion of why should I restrict myself to just BR Blue? I have always admired the designs of Locomotives of yesteryear before C.A.D took hold whether they were a rip roaring success to those that were complete flops. I didn’t want to restrict myself to a given era so I did a compromise and gone from the mid 60’s to the mid 90’s which gives me 4 decades to work with where locomotive types can overlap decades and liveries are not just Blue. I admit most of my loco’s are Blue but every now and again
  3. Hi there, I too am all for the “corporate era”. I suppose it all came about from my Dad who worked for BR first with Steam at Colwick M.P.D then finished during the 80’s at Nottingham. I was spoilt for choice when it came to Loco Types ranging from 08’s, 20’s, Peak’s to the mighty Deltics. For me being born in the early 70’s BR Blue dominated but there were some that still carried the very faded BR green. As for modelling, it all started with steam, as Dad was trying his hardest to convert me to his era on the railway by showing me pictures in books and being dragged around the baron waste lan
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