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  1. SVR Autumn Gala 2021 day 3 by Martin Creese, on Flickr 4953 Pitchford Hall - SVR Autumn gala day 1 by Martin Creese, on Flickr SVR Autumn Gala 2021 day 3 by Martin Creese, on Flickr SVR Autumn Gala 2021 day 3 by Martin Creese, on Flickr Couple of visits over the event . 4953 looks stunning in BR Black . Enjoyed bumping into so many I haven't seen for ages .More gassing than photography at times
  2. Four day autumn gala kicks off tomorrow , featuring 4953 Pitchford Hall from the Epping and Ongar Railway and 9466 Message from David Postle at the Kidderminster Railway Museum He will be open for the duration of the gala and open overnight on Friday and Saturday night . The menu will only be the Covid menu they have had since April, but it will include hot drinks, and sandwiches, toasted or otherwise - and of course cake etc. Also the book sale remains on . Please do take the opportunity to support Kidderminster Railway Museum if you visit over the gala
  3. Mine is loosening up with running and makes quite a nice slow speed now . Just DC but the lights on the cab ends that change with direction is a nice touch . It is settling nicely into my GWR Branch line terminus
  4. speaking of Sid Rickard .There are some shots of Super D's in the latest Railway Bylines (September edition) of his and now noted as J&J collection
  5. I should add that the sound of 7029 at Dorridge was hairs on the back of the neck stuff . Liam Marsh video 4;34
  6. After what seems like something of a drought a purple patch of steam on the main line around where I live has happily occupied recent weeks First up 61306 on a Steam Dreams trip to Stratford Mayflower in the midlands by Martin Creese, on Flickr followed by Stanier Black 5 45231 on a Saphos trains trip to Stratford 45231 Saphos trains to Stratford by Martin Creese, on Flickr The Stanier theme continues with 46100 Royal Scot at Lea Hall on its way to Salisbury , again a Saphos Trains tour 46100 Royal Scot - Lea Hall by Martin Creese, on Flickr five days later and it is an interloper on the GWR main line heading from Paddington to the Severn Valley Railway 46100 Royal Scot - 8th September 2021 by Martin Creese, on Flickr (you wait ages and get a Scot twice in a week (not complaining) The last two weeks of the Vintage Trains Shakespeare Express were steam and welcome GWR motive power 7029 Clun Castle - Shakespeare Express by Martin Creese, on Flickr 7029 Clun Castle - Shakespeare Express by Martin Creese, on Flickr More to come in the following weeks
  7. mine is a little jerky , like a tightness on half a revolution at slow speed . once notched up purrs along
  8. Former Corris Railway No.4 (Kerr Stuart 1921) and now Talyllyn Railway "Edward Thomas" is on a short visit to its to its former home to mark its 100th birthday 30742 Charters - No.4 Back on the Corris Railway by Martin Creese, on Flickr 30742 Charters - No.4 Back on the Corris Railway by Martin Creese, on Flickr 30742 Charters - No.4 Back on the Corris Railway by Martin Creese, on Flickr
  9. Fair point. however , were it not for the likes of Dapol making affordable RTR I wouldn't be in O gauge . I can just about manage a wagon but building a £400+ loco kit with my botching abilities is a risk too far and I suspect there are many like me hence why I suspect this will sell and sell well at the risk of straying off topic it would be interesting to know how Heljan and Dapol compare on production size . I also suspect Heljan's reputation preceded them and at an even higher price point questionable design and quality may have deterred many (myself included) . Even at the heavily discounted amount on offer I still can't raise the enthusiasm to buy one
  10. if they don't go well then frankly the hobby is doomed . they should sell like hot cakes given how many seem to be champing at the bit to get one (myself included) sloping tank version ... i need to go and lie down
  11. In Heljan's case I suspect the reputation that their steam products has gathered has probably counted against them in terms of the second wave of sales . In conversation with friends into O gauge , those who own products all comment on build quality and even at discounted prices £400+ I still expect a product that is fit for purpose my £200 Dapol engines all work beautifully and look fabulous Really hoping Dapol would pick up the 22xx mantle
  12. wouldn't the fire devil be closer to the valve which I presume you would not want freezing
  13. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/184497830496? It is a book that you don't often see that cheap . There were I think three volumes , volume 3 being mixed traffic There was a Bradford Barton as well featuring a lot of his work Off topic slightly but the Steam in South Wales series by Michael Hale are very good
  14. Mine arrived today , lovely models . BR one with my Dapol pannier and Peco 16T toad . Nice little detail pack of vacuum cylinder and pipes which I haven't fittted . To me a nice solid feel to it . BR version with my Dapol
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