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  1. @Piston - your very good question reminds me of the psychometric testing and personality modelling I used to be involved with. There is a very well defined personality type, which is predominantly cognitive and behavioural, and not emotional. It seeks a well-ordered calm world with clearly-defined rules of behaviour. It's not directly age-related, although it does tends to increase with age. When the chaotic, emotional and sensational world around proves too much (especially that portrayed by Mainstream Media), a world of our own creation (in minature) is a welcome sanctuary, were
  2. Thanks to BRDatabase we can confirm they were in the vicinity. D4122 https://www.brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=locodata&type=D&id=4122&loco=4122 Allocated to Swindon (82C) in 1962 D3358 https://www.brdatabase.info/locoqry.php?action=locodata&type=D&id=3358&loco=3358 Reallocated to Swindon (82C) in 1969
  3. Hello @CME and Bottlewasher Could it have been the magazine article pics that @Neil Phillips mentioned? and
  4. Now recreated in Lego! https://www.bricksmcgee.com/bricktastic-2016-july-2016/ Some might say inflicting a Pacer train on them is cruel and unusual punishment. Others might say it is the most realistic part.
  5. Scalescenes containers? https://scalescenes.com/product/t031-shipping-containers/
  6. For those on a budget, Scalescenes containers? https://scalescenes.com/product/t031-shipping-containers/ And their Gantry Crane. https://scalescenes.com/product/t032-gantry-crane/
  7. That reminds me, The Archers is still an instructional drama for farming. Roundup, Paraquat and other toxic herbicides may be banned on farms in Ambridge. Organic farming is the way forward. Apart from the Grundies, who can usually be found at the back of the barn, half-inching up-cycling any old stock the rest of the farmers had forgotten about. Anyone in doubt about the earnestness of the "instructional" aspect should refer to the works of the previous Agricultural Adviser, Graham Harvey. The Killing of the Countryside and The Carbon Fields: How Our Countryside Can Save Britain
  8. Lost? Lost? Not according to Sir William Connelly ...
  9. Yes, Borchester is a notoriously snobby town, like Sidmouth. A branch line like Cirencester Town perhaps?
  10. Aberdeen Angus https://tencommandmentsmodels.co.uk/product/aberdeen-angus-cows-x-6/
  11. Surely he's modelling the Felpersham railway line? Change at Hollerton Junction for Ambridge. Has Eddie Grundy found that buried treasure yet?
  12. I wonder if anyone ever found RTR models of Ramp Warflats like these in Paul Bartlett's pics? MOTA 95000 and 95004 PXP https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/modludgershall https://paulbartlett.zenfolio.com/modaramp
  13. Broadstone Junction https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=18&lat=50.76421&lon=-1.99406&layers=168&b=1
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