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  1. Thanks, that was inspired by the 'Bastille' version of Minories you mentioned, and the realisation that the "ladder" could be extended in both directions, on both sides of the incoming main line. Kings Cross? I couldn't possibly comment, you'd have to ask the General Manager of Gare Rue L'Un. Email: [email protected] I'm told the parcels platform and goods shed are used for all kinds of publication and goods that are too bulky to be sent via the Floo Network, like Practical Wizardry, the Daily Wizard. Yes, that curious extension at Paddington has stuck firmly in my memory as a prototype for all kinds of modelling of station extensions for postal mail and express freight. I can't remember the name of the GPO sorting office at Paddington, but I can remember being able to turn left off of Praed Street, down the approach road into the station, through the station and up a ramp to the sorting office. To get to the Late Collections postbox, to post things at up to 22:00 at night for next day delivery. Long gone now?
  2. Here's one I prepared earlier, with two tracks for arriving trains and two for departures, all with a minimum of conflicting paths.
  3. Yes, the Ludgershall branch line lingers on. e.g. the flatbed wagon delivery, 15th October 2020
  4. I have to confess I clearly haven't been an inmate long enough, or I'm obsessed by food. Every time I see "BLT" mentioned, I think "Bacon, Lettuce & Tomato, WTF?", and then it takes a few seconds to realise "Ah, it's a Branch Line Terminus"
  5. Have you counted the number of rivets yet? And it doesn't run on diesel fuel either!
  6. It's a tough choice. I'm dithering - should I cut back on the wine, or the beer? I might just scrap by with one less bottle of wine a week. Say it takes Bachmann six months to deliver. 26 weeks. £7 x 26 = £182. Is that enough?
  7. Has anyone done a "Replacement Bus" layout? The "normal" train service has been suspended, so there are no trains in sight. Instead, crowds of people are waiting at the station's bus stop, patiently not moving, while they wait for buses that never appear.
  8. How about an "HS2 tunnel"? With nothing to see but a few green fields with a few cows, sheep and horses. Perhaps somewhere near Chalfont St.Giles. Perplexed visitors will ask "What's this a model of then?" The answer is "It's one of the HS2 train tunnels. if you stand very quietly, you can hear the HS2's running through the tunnels". Every five minutes, play a tape recording of a train in a tunnel.
  9. Is this it? https://www.google.com/maps/@50.4512707,-4.1811862,3a,43.9y,195.75h,82.06t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sh6G7GtSUfDKEXnxJmXixEA!2e0!6shttps:%2F%2Fstreetviewpixels-pa.googleapis.com%2Fv1%2Fthumbnail%3Fpanoid%3Dh6G7GtSUfDKEXnxJmXixEA%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D89.238235%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656 Can't tell whether they are making an inspection pit, or moving a wagon turntable. Or something else?
  10. Have a look about half-way down this page https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/history/gallery/looking-back-hulls-paragon-interchange-2754317 You should see "The Barbers Shop in Paragon Station in 2002". With a DMU behind it.
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