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SVRlad

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    GWR branch lines of the Midlands.
    BR Western Region 1948 - 1975
    WR hydraulics

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  1. I suppose there will be no more questions of ‘where’s the groan button’ seeing as we now have one... :D

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    2. toboldlygo

      toboldlygo

      Why can't we a have a ' save us from this madness Andy Y' button?

    3. Captain Kernow

      Captain Kernow

      Hi SVR Lad. See what I just did?! ;)

    4. woodenhead

      woodenhead

      It had to be done Captain :D

  2. The first time I travelled on the Eurostar I went from St Pancras to Calais Frethun. It seems like the service Avanti West Coast (and before that Virgin Trains) provided for the intermediate stations on the Trent Valley between Rugby and Stafford - only usually at peak times and alternating between stops at stations (e.g ones that stop at Nuneaton won’t stop at Tamworth as well). The stop at Calais Frethun meant that it didn’t stop at either Ebbsfleet or Ashford. Must admit that on the two occasions I used the Eurostar I didn’t travel to either Paris or Brussels (got on a London boun
  3. Taken from BBC News live updates: ‘Ebbsfleet and Ashford stations, in Kent, are to be mothballed after an "unprecedented fall in demand". It means passengers in Kent will need to start their journeys at St Pancras, in London. In a statement Eurostar said: "Covid-19 has had a severe impact on the travel industry and on our business and we continue to operate in very challenging conditions. "We have experienced an unprecedented fall in demand, with bookings down by 90% compared to last year. "The environment remains very unpredictable and has been e
  4. Or for which side you want to position the bar at.
  5. Last month I went with my cousins to an outdoor water sports centre. In my opinion, the centre have done a very good job of being COVID compliant; pre-booking is mandatory, all the equipment is disinfected and sanitised after each use and the number of visitors on site is reduced to help enforce social distancing. In the last few years on average I have attended about four or five exhibitions a year, sometimes less due to the location of the school I was at and supposed to be sitting A levels at this year (until they were cancelled). With the exception of 2017, I have attended Warley
  6. If there were five left at the time you checked but four left earlier has one magically reappeared from somewhere?
  7. An engineer’s possession in the morning rush hour won’t be popular! Jokes aside, best of luck with the maintenance and hopefully second time lucky.
  8. I can’t believe I’ve only just discovered where the status updates had ended up at. Did they disappear for a while? 

    1. Metr0Land

      Metr0Land

      They've been self-isolating

  9. Thank you, that’s very kind of you to say so. Certainly this lockdown is making me contemplate other layout ideas, such as one based on Chris Nevard’s ‘Brew Street’. It wouldn’t take forever to build and it would also fulfil my ambition of having an exhibition layout.
  10. I would just like to say that I am honoured to be showing my work alongside that of so many talented modellers. D1007 'Western Talisman' accelerates under the bridge and around the curve.
  11. So here's a few photos of my roundy roundy. I'll have to upload them in a couple of posts. An LMS 'Royal Scot' and GWR '8750' simmer on shed. A class 20 prepares to depart the goods siding with a short goods train. The P-Way gang take a quick break and speculate whether this EWS hopper will ever be operational again.
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