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chris p bacon

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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...
  15. How many is the Pigeon able to carry at any one time ?
  16. John was a gentleman and will be missed by many in the local clubs he frequented (Sandy Transport society was one) By co-incidence Pauline is a distant relative of mine, John used to say all of Bedfordshire was related somewhere along the line.
  17. I love this thread, You make something which is top quality and I think "I'll pinch that idea" ...then a couple of hours later you come back with "I wasn't happy so I've made an even better version of it and the first one's are in the scrap bin" ... I turned my soldering iron on the other day and was about to solder something when I could have sworn I heard it say "sure you don't need to check the S7 thread to see if you can make it better"..
  18. That may have been possible, but I know Dan did some of his own casting (on one of my last visits he was doing some) but I wonder that it was the smaller items for coach kits rather than the WM wagon kits which Adrain eventually took over.
  19. Well I'm glad I didn't disappoint you. Quite how you think that post unpleasant and mean spirited says more about you than I. If you wish to see Unpleasant and Mean spirited in the written word, then that is what you will see no matter how it is phrased.
  20. This I take issue with. From the start I actually wished you well and made suggestions about what could be pitfalls, and where there could be improvements in your communication and openness . You started off as secretive and with an unwillingness to address questions (from others) but have slowly realised that for people to part with money you actually have to engage with prospective customers. I have been positive and asked questions for clarity. I could link to countless posts where you threw your toys from the pram AS for DJM, You were not wholly truthful at the start, feigning an ign
  21. I am rather bemused as to why you think you deserve an apology, who from and what for? Your first model is not yet in the hands of those that ordered and paid for it. There have been a couple of pictures posted by overseas purchasers and AY and while it has a very good finish there are some areas that should have been easily addressed during CAD. The quality of the models produced by the Chinese factories has never been in doubt, they are more than capable of working to a high specification, but they can only work with the research they are provided with. The key to a good model is
  22. Having helped Paul with a few minor parts of the build I can confirm that at least one of the layout builders has 'Pedigree'....more specifically 'Pedigree Chum' as I made a right dogs mess of working in 2mm
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