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  1. Rocket? If it was to happen I would expect it nearer to 2030 personally. Jason
  2. Bachmann already do one. As do Hornby under Rivarossi. If you mean the 2-8-0 you may have to wait another 60 years. Jason
  3. Nope. As regards model railways, Hornby was first used in 1920 and has been in constant use since. Bar maybe a few months here and there. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hornby_Railways Jason
  4. That County one could be identifiable if you know the area it's in. Obviously on shed with hills in the background. Could be one of these if it's at it's home shed. http://brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=locodata&type=S&id=1023&loco=1023 Jason
  5. That's a proper model railway. Some modelling has occurred. Stuff that comes out of boxes and is plonked on a board is usually a train set. Probably the reason he seemed a bit peed off when given a train set on The One Show.... Jason
  6. I'll just leave this here.. Photo Wiki common Jason
  7. Were they conservative? DRCs, diesel shunters, modern steel mineral wagons (Felix Pole), motorbuses, etc. You've also got to remember the economic problems at the time, especially in the South Wales coal industry. The GWR didn't really have vast swathes of urban railways that could be electrified like the SR and LMS. They also didn't have direct competitors for prestigious routes like the LNER/LMS so weren't really trying to break records. Jason
  8. Isn't there also some connection with Pendon? Getting back to Sir Rod. Not quite what I was expecting. I was thinking it would be more along the lines of "I'm a railway modeller" and finding it was more of a large train set rather than a proper model railway. https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-50403561 Jason
  9. Other bands that were into railways XTC, And a punk band called Blyth Power, named after the Class 56. They even had diesels on their T shirts, tape and album covers and had a BR station totem with the band name as their logo. https://ulverston.com/event/blyth-power/ Jason
  10. And Hermann Goering..... https://marklinstop.com/2011/12/marklin-at-carinhall-hermann-goerings-miniature-railway/ I can't vouch for his musical ability though. Jason
  11. If we are doing predictions, A new A3 with no ski slope.... Oh and a new J83 as I got a GEM one recently and that's how it seems to work.... (would also go with the J36) Jason
  12. Do they? It's Pacers and 156s for most of us. Already available in Railroad standard from Hornby and state of the art models from Realtrack. I couldn't think of anything worse than modelling what I see everyday. That's the world I want to escape from.... Jason
  13. I prefer his brother. He's The Joke-amotive... https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tim-Vine-Jokeamotive-DVD/dp/B005ELOJMK Jason
  14. Details here. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/21308989371 Before anyone thinks it's a colliery loco, details are Rosebridge & Ince Hall Wagon Works from new in December 1946. By 1970 it was at Wm. Park & Co. (Forgemasters) Ltd., Ince Forge near Wigan. Jason
  15. Is that why the LNER celebrated it's centenary in 1925, even naming a locomotive that name? https://www.gettyimages.co.uk/detail/news-photo/poster-produced-by-london-north-eastern-railway-to-news-photo/90742851 Jason
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