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    Bedfordshire & The Borders.
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    Transport in general but railways specifically, who would think that BR Blue/grey would be nostalgic

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  1. I'll try not to drag this thread off topic too much. while I agree that experience counts, my own experience of working on the railway in the late 70's and early 80's was of drivers who spent too much time in the pub before and during a shift and being reckless with safety, they were not always the glory days. As for the "Boil in the Bag" comment the poster has repeated it ad nauseam for several years claiming it to be funny when it is far from the truth, here is one from from 2017 as an example. A simple search turns up many posts with that reference being used by the
  2. They cross at Penryn, the first one down the branch crosses at Penryn with the 2nd one down.
  3. My current builds are finished with white satinwood on the woodwork and matt white emulsioned walls, it gives the new owners a blank canvas to put their own mark on. I tend to fit Oak doors which are fairly timeless.
  4. Boil in the bag was a term used by most drivers industry wide for post 88 men . It was always in good humor I note my post gets removed but the reply doesn't. The term "boil in the bag" was deemed a highly offensive and partisan term by drivers and their union and is frowned upon. Just because those that use it think it is humorous, doesn't make it funny. What is turning out to be the usual moderation here deletes a complining reply post, but leaves the insulting one in place.
  5. It's not, it will just get worse as the re-bar is open to the elements. New shed time.
  6. The problem with this material is it's mis-description by those with only partial knowledge, It is not "asbestos" but white cement board with a fibre content. You are more at risk from loft insulation from the 60's and 70's which has a very high loose glass shard content. The roof board is fine while in place, in one piece and outside. You'd be wasting your time, Unless the surveyor was specifically tasked to include the garage it would be excluded as it is not a permanent structure. If the survey was for a mortgage company it would only be to ascertain whether the h
  7. The garage and panels have reached end of life so I wouldn't waste money on it, when you have the time/money I'd take it down and dispose of it. Or do what I've done with several and sell it on Ebay with "Buyer dismantles and collects" The roof is white cement board which has a degree of asbestos within, leaving it where it is isn't a problem but if you take it down it can be bagged and collected as contaminated waste by an approved contractor. Alternatively if you're thinking of some concrete paths around the house or shed use it as sub material. The issue is with it leaving the
  8. Yes. It's a confined space so exhaust is trapped, at least in the main train shed it is able to disperse. Can you imagine a Deltic in Platform 0
  9. I really appreciate the time taken to photograph and upload these updates from the regular contributors, I sped by on a down Azuma 2 weekends ago, and even though I knew what was coming hardly saw a thing!
  10. The original link quoted has now been changed to an open one, I think that the poster inadvertantly linked via his profile which would have meant logging in to view. I have never signed up to FB so that isn't an option, but as you suggest in your post if it is a 'public' page you can usually view it lthough that pop up is annoying. If KR put progress on ther own website it might just be easier than using a third party site.
  11. It gives better visibilty into the lorry you are loading so the load is spread evenly. It also means the bucket can be lowered into the wagon rather than having to drop it from a height as the arm would hit the side if the digger was at ground level.
  12. Excellent. The valleys would have been lead with approx 4 inches visible on each roof face. For such a big building there is a dearth of photographs of it.
  13. If you are building with a live chassis you can solder a rod from the motor return terminal to the frames, this gives stability as well as an electrical connection. If you're using insulated wheels on both sides them you can do a similar trick, but this time solder a rod onto the gearbox and frames. If you go to Tony Wrights 'Wrights Writes' thread you will find lots of pictures of motors in frames, just trawl through some pages and something will pop up
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