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Middlesea John

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    Southern Region Steam - nostalgia for the real thing and modelling it in 00.
    Music - I play in a 2 bands - rock covers band, and an original rock/folk crossover band songs. I am a director of Beverley Folk Festival and I present 2 programmes on Beverley FM.
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  1. I agree with pretty much everything that's been said on this thread. Braunton had the rebuilt 5250 gallon tender throughout its rebuilt life. There were 4 of these tenders and 2 of them swapped locos when their original partner was withdrawn. It didn't have a shield until preservation some 40 odd years after withdrawal. As a matter of interest it was usually dirty throughout the 60s ! All of this is of course irrelevant if you're modelling it in preservation. Enjoy Braunton.
  2. Please may I add LADYCROSS - the Southern Region layout built by members of Hull MRS. 1962 in the New Forest.
  3. Are you going to model the legendary sign "Mersey Docks and Harbour Board" to which someone had added "And little lamsy tivey" ?
  4. Sad news. I think I learned more about Southern coaches from Terry Gough's books and magazine articles than every other source put together.
  5. I'm coming with Steve Farrow's Pen-y-Madoc.
  6. My wife is an arty-farty type and one of the people whose work she has introduced me to over the years is the artist Bridget Riley - she of the multi coloured stripes etc. What her paintings demonstrate is that the same colour can look very different depending upon what colour or colours it is next to. Maybe this explains why two things that are actually the same colour look different in different circumstances. Gosh that was difficult to write concisely !
  7. I can now report that the "El Cheapo" superglue from Poundland does in fact work. Hard work on Ladycross at the York show has had no casualties - yet.
  8. FYI I Emailed Hornby about this and within about two hours I had a guy called John on the phone. To cut a long conversation short he told me that Hornby avoid all the supposedly top name superglues like Loctite, Bostik and Gorilla Glue - they use the stuff that you get 3 tubes for £1 at Poundland. I went and bought 6 tubes like you do and they appear to have worked. 3 days at York will probably be the proof of the pudding but they seem OK. Thanks fr the replies though - one from a million miles away and one from where I was born - near to 75A.
  9. You'd be welcome to come and join us again Andy.
  10. Building up to York show. Only two and a bit weeks to go. If you're into Southern steam in 1962 please come and talk to us. If you're not, please come and talk to us. Basically please come and talk to us - and watch some trains go by.
  11. Look forward to seeing you at York Phil. There's a chance I won't be there on the Sunday as it's our 40th wedding anniversary. Hoping to run something approaching accurate trains - locos and coaches. Hoping !
  12. Well I've tried 3 different superglues - two gels and a fluid and all have failed. I'll try to contact Simon K. I wonder if he'll be at the York show. Maybe he'll read this and approach us on the Ladycross layout.
  13. It certainly is. We're working on lighting it ! There is an interior..........
  14. I think that credit should be given to Steve Batty for the magnificent station building and warehouse. If anyone thinks they might recognise the station, I showed Steve some photos of the stations at New Milton and Hinton Admiral and told him it needed to be reversed. He did the rest including measurements by counting bricks ! Similarly the warehouse is an amalgam of two or three SCATS warehouses in the Hampshire area. that we could find photos of. The layout has had one outing so far at the 2017 Hull Show. Since then we've done quite a bit of work on it, especially in the fiddle yard. We are booked in York at Easter and there are tentative discussions about it being at Hull Show again in November. We'll see.
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