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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 have the Clan Goods on the drawing board but needed a re-think on a couple of things so I've put it to one side while I complete another. It started as some simple additions to the Jidenco to make it easier to build, but it was frankly easier to just re-draw it.
  2. I had a nice weekend there a couple of years ago, stayed in Llangollen at one of the hotels and there is plenty of places to eat. Spent some time on the railway as well as a trip on the canal to the aquaduct (and over it) there is also a NT place on the outskirts which is worth a visit, and had a pleasant evening walk to the horseshoe falls.
  3. I tried paying for 2 lots over the weekend but couldn't get past the payment page as it stated he wouldn't post to the UK (He was in Manchester) Used the help section to no avail as they said there was nothing wrong with the site so after 48 hours of b*ggering about we gave up and he cancelled the sale. Now it seems Ebay was experiencing difficulties. Why didn't they put a banner up and I would have left it another day.....
  4. I know you're quite a tough taskmaster on yourself, but that really is a superb piece of modelling. I look forward to seeing what is next on the workbench.
  5. I think that's 975025 Caroline https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/975025_Caroline IIRC It's used for either driver training/route learning or inspection of the line.
  6. By Co-incidence I got asked to donate blood yesterday. You'll know mine if you get it as it's Teak coloured with a hint of weathering....
  7. Interesting Dave. I'll have a look for that version as for something like a tender drive it could be laid flat on the top of the frames.
  8. It would have been easier if the OP had posted that he'd just run over a kitten.... Which reminds me, when I change the truck to go for a twin wheel for a better spread...........of the load..
  9. I was late to the party, Mike had done 80+% by the time I met him. Mike rang me out of the blue one Sunday night, he had been on holiday in Wales and had stayed at a B&B, when there he met someone, who knew someone, who knew me. Neither of us have a clue who they were but he managed to get in touch with me and we've stayed in touch since. We have very different approaches to how to build, but both are enjoyable.
  10. Having visited and seen the layout I can also say it's fun to operate. I helped Mike with a few things as well as giving him a copy of a 10' plan I have of Sandy so I am rather biased.
  11. You're not. Good modelling is just that, and we can all learn from other disciplines.
  12. That myth was dispelled at the start of the thread
  13. I have an issue with sites such as Pinterest. Members there post anything without crediting its source. https://www.creativefuture.org/pinterest/ I don't like putting watermarks on anything as it ruins the enjoyment of an image, but I can see why so many do. I found someone selling copies of one of my images a few years ago on Ebay (they acted quickly and took it down when I showed I had the original negative still)
  14. Whichever can avoid buckshot...
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