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  1. Here are my pair. They have a nice weight to them and the wheels are definitely finer compared to mass produced RTR, but they do run okay most importantly. As with most technology, 3D printing is only going to get better. Who knows what it will be capable of in the next few years.
  2. Dungeness on the Romney, Hythe & Dymchurch Railway can either be pleasant or bleak, depending on the weather. The area feels like it belongs in another world, and yet London is not that far away when you really think about it. Here is a shot from the top of the Old Lighthouse from 2011.
  3. My club's (Erith MRS) show at The Longfield Academy (not far away from Brands Hatch) on the weekend of 25th & 26th January 2020. I also attended the CMRA Show in Stevenage the fortnight before.
  4. I did an article about the Great Train Robbery for my club's fanzine and also visited a temporary exhibition about the robbery at the London Postal Museum last year. The driver Jack Mills as a result of head injuries sustained during the assault was unable to return to work and suffered constant trauma headaches for the rest of his life. He died of unrelated leukaemia in 1970. The secondman David Whitby never recovered from his track-side assault and subsequent rough treatment. However he was able to resume his career but died of a heart attack in 1972 aged only 34. The
  5. The Committee of the Erith Model Railway Society have decided with regret to CANCEL our Longfield Exhibition scheduled to take place over the weekend of 30th & 31st January 2021. Given that the pandemic remains and the situations seems to be changing almost on a daily basis, we feel that we have little choice but to cancel now. Our intention is to hold our next show on the weekend of 29th & 30th January 2022.
  6. I have a 28xx Class (catalogue number R2917) that has the Lion mark on the outer sleeve. It is also on the back of the outer sleeve of the London Olympics 1948 Train Pack.
  7. W M Collectables has quite a number of interesting items from yesteryear from looking at his stand at exhibitions over the years and are a regular trader at my club's (Erith MRS) shows for many years. Andrew is a interesting person, as his father served in the Free Polish Legion in WWII and understandably did not want to return to Poland, which as we all know became a Soviet satellite state, after the war.
  8. Francis Webb of the London & North Western Railway. He is listed in Stephen Pile's 1980 book The Book of Heroic Failures as 'The Worst Locomotive Designer'. Pile writes that a book (which he does not mention the title of) lists Webb in the index as: 'Webb, Francis - his incompetence'. Many people did not understand what he saw in the 2-(2-2)-0 designs such as the Experiment Class. D.E. Marsh of the LBSCR is also up there in my opinion, especially for designing the I1 Class which I believe had a pejorative nickname.
  9. The Hornby Large Prairie thread can be found here: https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/140665-Hornby-new-tooling-large-prairie/ As far as I am aware it was never locked in the first place, but as this is a duplicate thread this one can.
  10. Another favourite in my archive is this one taken in the queue to get into the last Open Day at Old Oak Common in September 2017.
  11. Here is a comparison photo of the Hornby Rolvenden model with the Dapol/Rails Bodiam model.
  12. RH&DR No.5 Hercules entering Dymchurch station, New Romney bound, back in July 2010.
  13. Erith MRS Chairman Alan Bone has asked me to let it be known that the Robertsbridge Exhibition (which he is involved in the organisation of), due to take place on the weekend of the 23rd & 24th May has been cancelled. The entry for this show on UK Model Shop Directory already lists it as cancelled.
  14. In light of the Government's announcements on Monday 16th March 2020, the Committee of the Erith MRS have decided to make the following announcements: With immediate effect the club rooms will be closed with club nights cancelled for the foreseeable future. The situation will be reviewed at the end of April and an update will be provided. The decision to re-open the club will be based on whatever guidance is available at the time, taking into consideration the wider public health situation. Also, the club's upcoming Annual General Meeting has be
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