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  1. I went to this show for the first time today. I don't normally go to one-day shows as most are not up to much but this was a very good show, and was a proper model railway exhibition rather than the glorified toy train show that some events can be.
  2. I'm still working my way through my copy. It's a very good book and my coaching stock group even receives a plug in the introduction. I particularly like the Bristolian shot showing chocolate and cream Mark 1 stock with B4 bogies.
  3. Welcome to the world of virtual meetings, which have been a big part of my life since March 2020, and are likely to continue being so!. At first, I misread the first line as indicating that Chris Mead was the Overlord.
  4. Indeed, he was. Russell helped me with prototype information for this model: P1080009am by Robert Carroll, on Flickr He also used a few images from my collection in his books. A great loss to the hobby and to his family and friends.
  5. Here is P804 at Newton Abbot in 1975: W51523_NewtonAbbot_11-5-75 by Robert Carroll, on Flickr
  6. I thought the brakes were different so Peppercorn pacifics (and possibly Thompson too) did not swap tenders with other types in normal service.
  7. There have been several different route 60s. You can see the history on this site: https://www.londonbuses.co.uk/menus/rl001-100.html The first one disappeared in the massive cuts of 1958. The second one served Waterloo but was withdrawn in 1968. The present-day 60 began on 4 September 1982, which is a date more commonly associated with massive cuts to London's bus services when about one eighth of the schedule disappeared overnight and mass withdrawals of Routemasters began. So, there was no 60 for the whole of the 1970s.
  8. I didn't think Fleetlines ever operated the old route 60 that went to Waterloo.
  9. Details are here: https://gbmrs.com/ Graham Broad's small French layout Villefranche-la-Chapelle will be stand 10 in the main hall. I shall be assisting with it.
  10. I think there are couple of right-facing ones on the HMRS sheet too.
  11. No it hadn't as the BRITISH RAILWAYS lettering is the correct way round. Look at 7 min 50 sec: https://youtu.be/DF8ETt70CCQ
  12. I suspect the latter and that the same applied on other regions too. There is a BTF film about carriage cleaners which shows a right-facing roundel on a maroon Mark 1.
  13. According to the Bank of England inflation calculator, £10 in 1968 equates to £177.36 in 2020 and it would be a bit more than that now.
  14. Clumber appears on Retford in this video: https://youtu.be/zeSVolvqK_4 This was a test of the second boat train set (behind the Britannia) with Clumber passing on the existing boat train (although the carriages have been shuffled around between these and other trains). Yesterday, whilst I was visiting, Sandra and I ran the full sequence, including the boat train in both directions.
  15. Blue/grey 117s were on sale on stands at GETS at the weekend, so some are still around it seems. I assume they were not the sound ones as the price I saw was £260.
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