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    Post TOPS to sectorisation, but having driven a Manor, could be up for some steam.....

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  1. A dabble with water to create an abandoned clay pit. First pour bubbled, quite significantly, which I think was due to the temperature/humidity and the possibly the glue holding the base material possibly not being fully dry. A bit of pond weed and two more pours soon sorted it out, just need some ripples now.... Wanted to try and get a reflection of a passing 20 hauled MGR, natural light and phone camera, so not brilliant. And the reverse angle....
  2. Wasn't that the one that didn't sell well when Heljan released their rendition in OO? Could be why it isn't in the initial release...
  3. It obviously wasn't successful as it appears to have dumped it all in the 4 foot. Another theory that didn't hold water....
  4. One power car should have been running, just to supply ETS power for air-con and the buffet, with the 50 just for traction. Sounds like a loss of coolant. I doubt Gloucester was an option, and would a long stop in Brum cause too many knock-on delays to other services?
  5. The scene is becoming more verdant, more grass and foliage getting planted. The station is modified, as the canopy was way too narrow for platform. The central section was retained, but a Ratio canopy has been grafted on, apparantly BR condemned the glass one, so it was replaced with more modern sections. Still beter than a bus shelter though... I'm not really into scratchbuilding structures, but bashing stuff is another matter. The bridge here is actually three arches, one of which was cut in half(ish) to get the required width overall, and the wings are cut down high retaining walls.
  6. The last time I took a photograph of 158A was in 2015 when outside, as getting a decent one indoors is nigh on impossible. Still looking pretty good.....
  7. If you can get here https://www.irchesterrailwaymuseum.co.uk/ when it reopens, it is well worth a look. And if youv'e got children/grandchildren, they will like the rest of the country park too......
  8. Got to agree, the old CT livery is nice and simple, and although the newer livery is a little more fussy, it certainly looks better than that beetroot and carrot chutney look that WMT have adopted.....
  9. Cracking sunset there, and I don't mind where they were taken, appreciate my daily fix.....
  10. Gateshead comandeering some WR motive power for local use again, me thinks....
  11. I think you'll find the original is right, that is if they are Riviera's vehicles as shown below. Blue and cream was their livery...
  12. That is not to replace the Whaddon Road bridge, it is near Salden Farm on what was Weasel Lane. Judging by the size of the new one, I do wonder if in the longer term Mursley - Whaddon road will get diverted over this and on to Bottle Dump roundabout, thus onto the MK grid. It would probably please the Whaddon residents, as it would divert away from the Thrift Farm roundabout, which is currently used a 'rat run' into MK by those that know, despite the signs saying otherwise.....
  13. I still find it strange that refurbishing at that time didn't include the fitting of marker/tail lights....
  14. Probably the biggest contributors to the floating particles are the fashion and automotive industries. When you consider the amount of textiles that contain some form of plastic that disintegrate slightly every time they are washed, it is easy to see where all these micro-particles come from. The fleece was a great invention for keeping us warm, but sheds thousands of particles in the wash. Most were once fizzy drinks bottles, but now end up in the waste water stream. And as for the detritus from vehicle tyres, that goes straight into the waterways every time we get a good downpour. Whereas a good solid lump of plastic will stay mostly intact for years, whether it be a sleeper or a 25 litre drum bobbing in the ocean.
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