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    1950-60 era, "OO"gauge.
    Also interested in old metal mines, old cars, gardening.

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  1. Regarding Julian's comments re Marmite this product now belong to Unilever as does Bovril and both of them have had their formulae altered in the same way they drastically changed Pears soap some years ago. Bovril now only has a proportion of beef extract plus added chemicals etc and Marmite has less yeast extract and other changes to cheapen it. Marmite still tastes pretty much the same but Bovril has a completely different texture. It's the modern world I guess! Happy new year to all the readers of Shaun's brilliant work and postings. Edward
  2. The Dent layout is simply superb, quite difficult to distinguish it from the photos of the real thing! The only tiny criticism I have is that I don't think you would see a bus on the coal road, I don't even think a bus could make it to the station car park up the narrow winding road, steep and including a very tight hairpin bend. Edward
  3. Haven't visited RMW for a while and was distressed to find how difficult it is to deal with. I fully understand your [and others'] frustrations. I am sorry it is probably responsible for your lack of postings which I always found interesting and enjoyable and I hope you don't give up on it completely.
  4. Just read through the 4 pages of this topic, found it very interesting. There are some railways that try very hard to make things interesting for volunteers and have well structured introductions and education in the topics that they will come across. One danger is the "fun" factor. Volunteers are just that and they do want to enjoy their volunteering or they will soon quit. Nowadays we have a very much safety oriented society so there is much more beurocracy to deal with which doesn't have much of a fun factor but it is very necessary. When I was a volunteer back in the 80s it was a great dea
  5. When was the last issue published and is it still going?
  6. What is covered by this volume, brakevans and what else?
  7. I put some money towards the restreamlining of 6229 foolishly imagining the NRM would return it to steam so we could see an LMS streamliner in action. It appears that I was wrong and it will remain "stuffed and mounted" in York. Very disappointing!
  8. Thanks for the info S Thanks for the info Shaun, I didn't know such things existed but they do and what a huge variety of them!
  9. Pardon my ignorance but what is beading wire?
  10. I believe it was the world's first flat decked bridge, built towards the end of the 18th century it still carries weights far in excess of traffic weights back then and has had very little maintenance over the years, Southern end has a tee junction and Mr Harrison even built matching houses facing the bridge to complete the picture.
  11. It is now September 16th, has anything happened to the perpetrators yet, has anyone been in court? I expect the wheels of justice will run pretty slowly.
  12. Hey Shaun, where do you get the crumpets from, struggle to find any here in Arkansas and the ones I did find were a very poor substitute for Warburtons. I usually bring several packs back when I've been to UK and put them in the freezer. Have to ration them though! Edward
  13. I enjoyed the article too but where were photographs 20 and 21 mentioned in the text?
  14. Flying Scotsman looked so much nicer without the double chimney and weird blinkers. Edward
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