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  1. In colour: And you might also like to see the entry at the Intellectual Property Office: https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tmcase/page/Results/1/UK00002041522
  2. Not being picky - only some historical info..... I appreciate this bag may have blow in on the wind, thrown out of train window, or whatever - but Mirfield didn't have a Tesco until May1987, when the Hillards chain was bought out by Tesco. The Hillards store was within the premises which are currently a 'BetFred' and a Hansons opticians.
  3. There is also the readily available Flexi- MDF available commonly in 6mm and 9mm thickness. Most sheet material merchants stock, it - closest to you will be James Lathams: https://www.lathamtimber.co.uk/products/panels/flexi-products/flexible-mdf?utm_medium=organic&utm_source=google#178 See PM.
  4. Regarding the abandoned mini........ looks as if someone took pity on it and restored it. Still on the road and Taxed and Tested as of today! First registered 1st August 1979. https://vehicleenquiry.service.gov.uk/VehicleFound?locale=en
  5. To be fair - they cleaned up their act since late 70's / early 80's and the river is pretty clear and supports ( according to the controlling Bradford No.1 angling club) 'Species include roach, bream, perch, chub, gudgeon, dace and pike and a few grayling or brown trout'. I believe the sewage treatment process changed in the 1990's and residual 'sediment' is dried and burned to produce steam, which via a generator produces enough electric to power the entire site as well as a large surplus to feed into the national grid. However - your model is entirely as I remembered it.... you will have to depict turds and used condoms drifting with the current somehow!
  6. For all that I spent my youth down there and know the area well, I just can't place where this building was or still is? I remember the steel bridge carrying a massive pipe over the river (I shudder to think what was in that pipe from the sewage works!), which we used to climb across for a dare.
  7. A Class 50 at Liversedge.... now THAT would be one photo I'd love to see! Anyone got any evidence of a 50 on that working?
  8. Never seen a photo, but around 78/79, a certain lad who we sort of knew ( year or two above us at school) sprayed 'WACKER' on that retaining wall in 3' high letters with a white aerosol can. Not sure what the paint was but he'd got it from the local hardware shop in Mirfield (L.D. Smiths). Mustn't have lasted long on there before it weathered off. His surname was 'Walker' - hence his nickname was Wacker.
  9. Pattersons Tankers of Batley had the old loco sheds as their base. Ran mainly Volvo F7's up to early 80's then moved on to DAF's. Old man Patterson also had the pig-farm at the rear of the sheds....as anyone who lived in Mirfield in the 70's and early 80's will testify when the wind came from a certain direction! I notice you've some Hoyer tankers - you re-liverying to Pattersons? There's lots of images of Pattersons Tankers on a Google Image Search... but a lot are on Flickr and copyright - so I can't post on here.
  10. I like the frosty effect on Carlos Fandango's Capri windscreen.... but it obscures the fluffy dice!
  11. Simon Oldroyd is a good lad - does all our fabrication to a very high standard - and local to you: http://roundingfabs.co.uk/
  12. Checked and mine is a Tower Models class 121. I notice in your photo the orange site huts of Mowlem Construction who were on with rebuilding the Ha'penny Bridge at the time. This was most definitely 'my era' at HL.
  13. I seem to recall that (possibly) in the period 1982-1985 (ish...) seeing a single DMU 'Bubblecar' (class 121 or 122?) in plain dark BR/DMU blue livery working over the line presumably on a Huddersfield-Wakefield or Leeds service? I also seem to recall that I might have only seen this on weekends. Anyone else seen one passing HL? I know one or two of these classes ended up as driver training / route familiarisation units for the likes of EW&S. There is a model kit of either a 121 or 122 in O gauge - which I have - but so long ago I can't remember which it is. Must dig it out one day.
  14. Simon - if you're modelling pre 1984 you'd need a Trans-Pennine class 124 set. Never seen a 7mm model of one, although I have a Trix HO version. The 124's were joined by the Reading based 123's in later life, then withdrawn in 1984 and all sadly scrapped. I seem to recall travelling to college on their replacement, which for a short while was a class 31 loco with only 4 coaches. I finished college in Leeds in September 1985, so I've no idea how long that lasted. In winter I do recall on several occasions seeing clouds of steam from the heating, so must have been some of the HM based 31/1's. Perhaps someone can enlighten me?
  15. Ditto - I cant get anything until end February... :-(
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