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Chris116

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  1. My subscription copy arrived on 13th July I said in my original thread of 14th July, now locked, and I now quote my comments "a quick skip through shows that there is lots of informative reading to be had. The article on Pete Waterman's Making Tracks layout that is on display in Chester Cathedral until 3rd September looks very interesting. However, on looking at the Cathedral website I noticed that the event is not free as it says in the article. Tickets cost £2.50 which is a lot less than I hope most of us would give as a donation. Now all I have to do is plan a day trip so I can attend a service and spend time viewing both the Cathedral and the layout. My birthday at the end of this month is looking good for such a day trip." @AY Mod has confirmed that the cathedral changed their minds on the charges after BRM went to the printers.
  2. All of which just shows how out of date I am! Thank you for the replies that have brought me back up to date.
  3. I understood that they use a DMU during the week and an EMU at weekends on the Lymington branch so they might be able to replace the DMU but keep the current EMU for weekends. The DMU would then be the spare for the 484 during the week. Obviously you could not have two 484's due to the costs involved.
  4. They should get one for the Lymington branch so it could be an electric railway seven days a week.
  5. Seeing the class 47 at Newcastle in Network South East livery , I wonder what the furthest away the NSE area a loco or coach in NSE liveryman aged to get? Wick, Thurso, Kyle or Mallaig possibly!
  6. My subscription copy arrived yesterday and a quick skip through shows that there is lots of informative reading to be had. The article on Pete Waterman's Making Tracks layout that is on display in Chester Cathedral until 3rd September looks very interesting. However, on looking at the Cathedral website I noticed that the event is not free as it says in the article. Tickets cost £2.50 which is a lot less than I hope most of us would give as a donation. Now all I have to do is plan a day trip so I can attend a service and spend time viewing both the Cathedral and the layout. My birthday at the end of this month is looking good for such a day trip.
  7. RIP Gordon. You provided inspiration to many of us and for that we thank you. You, your family and friends are in my thoughts.
  8. My wife comes from Wisconsin and I liked the then new EWS Maroon and Gold in the UK, so when I started to take an interest in US Railroads it was perhaps no surprise that Wisconsin Central featured in my list. Then 12 years later I was at the Warley NEC Exhibition and on the Bachmann stand I saw a Wisconsin Central GP38-2 which I resisted but then returned to see what was left four hours later and there was the GP38-2 looking all lonely! I purchased it and some stock which was not of the same era. Help on RMweb soon put me on the right path with stock and motive power for both eras and my Harbledown Railroad Heritage Line (Wisconsin Central) thread tells the story of the layout I am building. Wisconsin Central is the main reason for the layout but SOO Line, Burlington Northern, Milwaukee Road and Santa Fe also feature.
  9. Very sad to read the latest news. Gordon and his family are in my prayers.
  10. Sorted out the couplings and then bought another Rivarossi coach and a Bachmann 250 ton crane and boom car. None of them have Kadee couplings but as the coach will run in a set all I need to do is swap one bogie on the new coach with one that I have fitted with Kadees and run the pair using the Rivarossi couplings to connect them with Kadees on the outer ends to connect to other stock. The Bachmann crane and boom car will always run together so the same trick will work with them. All of which means only two Kadees need fitting and I have plenty in stock. The painting of the baseboards has been on hold due to my wife having a knee replacement and therefore needing a lot of help and attention. I should be able within the next two weeks to start work as my wife is doing well with her recovery from the operation. Both the painting and completion of the wiring so I can actually run some trains need to be done sooner rather than later in my book but her recovery has to be my first priority at the moment.
  11. When have you every known RMwebbers not be helpful? Just we don't always help in the way you think you want helping!
  12. Two ARP style railway buildings are still standing at either end of Putney Bridge Station on the LUL District line. I believe the one nearest to the river was for use against any invading forces while the other one was for signalling. I will try to photograph both of them in next few days to put on here.
  13. I have found that the device made by Train-Tech works well. It cost me £6 which is admittedly a lot more than the MERG version but you don't have to pay a membership fee! The Train-Tech item works with DCC showing an Orange light it the track has power. On DC it shows either Red or Green depending which rail is positive and which is negative.
  14. I preferred Pan's People to the Wombles in spite of living under five minutes walk from Wimbledon Common.
  15. Anyone would think they don't like you playing with the 196s! Many thanks for all your great photos which are always interesting.
  16. I dislike the announcements on some trains such as "This train is for Waterloo." No, the train is not for Waterloo, it is going to Waterloo. It is for the passengers who whatever the management may think are passengers not customers. Rant over (for now).
  17. A friend of mine always says only twits tweet which is proved to be accurate in this case.
  18. I just wish that New Civil Engineer would let me read their article. They claim I have already read one in the last 30 days so I have to open an account to see any more of them.
  19. I am just wishing I could find another one of those for a suitably low price as it would go very nicely on my Harbledown Railroad layout. Failing being able to find one I think a suitable flat wagon with parts of one of my spare cabooses will do the job quite well. A very nice idea which has given me plenty to think about!
  20. Spent my Bank Holiday Monday on the Spa Valley with Sir Keith Park hauling the train towards Tunbridge Wells and Class 20 D8188 heading it back to Eridge in top and tail formation. Each time I tried to get a photo of the diesel it was off the end of the platform or the sun was in exactly the wrong place. Thankfully I did not have the same problem with 34053 which is shown below. It was good to see the train comfortably and safely full all day with the staff getting full marks from me for the way they helped people.
  21. There are still people who think a vicar only works one day a week! Which of course leaves six days for running a railway!
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