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chris p bacon

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  1. A couple of times today I've been unable to load an XL sheet or a pdf to either a message or an ongoing classified advert I have running. It fails to load and says 'Error -200' @AY Mod is the issue at my end, or the forum?
  2. You can run a classified ad on here if you have Gold membership. You can't sell by creating a topic or putting the details in an existing topic.
  3. I had a similar scenario for some tooling I sold some time ago. To get over it I took a lot of pictures and in one of them was a sheet of paper with a contact detail next to the item. Ebay didn't spot it so it went through ok, if you do try something and they spot it expect the listing to be canceled.
  4. Put them in one of the specialist auctions, you'd be surprised just what value they will achieve. I currently have my eye out for some fairly common enamel door signs and they regularly go for £150-250 each
  5. A basic open sub frame of Ply or 3" x1" with extensions to form a raised trackbed with a ply base (the width of the track plus any buildings). you can then form the ground levels above and below the trackbed with Expanded polystyrene or papier mache.
  6. I am very interested in the posts by @Metropolitan H @Flying Fox 34F & @31A In the GNR society we are always looking for details of those who worked for the GN, Our Chairman and another member Keith Crouter, are on a 2 man mission to fill in the blanks that were created when a Bomb fell on KX and destoyed most of the past empoyee records. So far they have found 10,000+ employees* from family history societies and relatives such as yourselves. Conversely they may be able to fill in any blanks you may have about your forebears GN employment. Would it be possible to send me any information you may have so I can forward it. Dave Sutton GNRS Mem Sec *the 10,000+ is in addition to those we already knew about
  7. Send a message direct to Chris https://www.highlevelkits.co.uk/contact He is on here @High Level Kits and is just about the most helpful person. He has supplied spares to me before when they've gone up the hoover.
  8. No he hasn't, the last time I popped in to see him (just pre-Covid) he was busy with family matters. We have corresponded since by letter, so it might be worth dropping him a note and asking if there is something in particular you're looking for.
  9. No idea why the GN opted for that, I can only presume they recruited from travelling circus and tried to get as much as possible for their money....
  10. That's 'compaction' and every farmer worth his salt knows how to sue for it I remember being told by Eastern Electric engineers, that when they did overhead line work they would book a digger for a day to follow them so that it 'fluffed up' the ground, and broke up any hard pan that had been created. They said that many farmers would lock the gates and try and stop the digger so they could make a very generous claim for lost crops !
  11. You can't go wrong with following Mike Trices method, he's even done videos as well as tutorials.
  12. Michael Vanns did a very good book on GN signalling. https://www.worldofbooks.com/en-gb/books/michael-a-vanns/illustrated-history-of-great-northern-railway-signalling/9780860935452
  13. For a week my Gold was 'turned off' and I had no idea until I tried to list in the classifieds. In that time there were no adverts or videos hence my not realising.
  14. This advert is COMPLETED!

    • FOR SALE
    • AS NEW - as purchased (unused)

    I have a substantial quantity of kits from several manufacturers that are surplus to requirements. Rather than list them all they are on an XL spreadsheet. Please message me for availability as it has to be 'first come, first served'. (The image is just some for info as one is required for the advert). Apart from few Airfix/Dapol ones which will be for a nominal amount, they are generally £5 each plus the postage at cost for a wagon kit and less for the detail parts (containers) Please note - Not all have wheels. I have updated and uploaded the available kits list on 17th November. I was unable to load a spreadsheet so have gone old school and used a photo!


  15. Eeerrr he already does paid work for Warners/BRM
  16. It isn't. There is another thread if you search detailing its demise.
  17. An accommodating chap....whats his name ?
  18. For the second question I would put 'either' but that option isn't available.
  19. I always thought that the idea of RMWeb was a place where people could exchange information and opinions on modelling and what was available. Are you're saying that you can only express an opinion if you've purchased a model ?
  20. How am I embarrassed? I'm happy with my decision not to purchase. What I get fed up with is the constant sniping with comments such as this If you bothered to read the thread all the way back to the beginning you would find that I was questioning but generally supportive, I spoke to KR at Warley , I even sent information to possibly help make it a better model but heard nothing. So reading [email protected] posts such as that deserve a response. I would say that The Fell was another model I intended to make some years ago and collected and sought out as much information as possible (photographs of both sides on one day) but decided not to bother sharing this information to better it, if it brought the same response as this thread.
  21. Did I suggest fraud was committed in the vote? HM gave it a somewhat glowing revue and promoted it with video of the EP running on the test track without any mention of its shortcomings but lots of info about how to order and pay for it. That's not what I would call an impartial revue, but an unhealthy relationship between an unknown commissioner and magazine. I've now seen (and been sent clips) of several of these models and the tendency is to run like a bag of nails, model of the year it certainly isn't unless we've gone back to the 1970's
  22. Give it a rest. GT3 was a model I was interested in but I’m glad I did not purchase it as I would have been unhappy with the mistakes and lack of attention to detail. I have handled and run one and noted problems with the pick ups which have also been noted noted by a poster in the last few days and I think this is an issue which will not go away. If purchasers are happy to put money up front for many undelivered products that’s their choice, but to expect those that questioned why an unknown person in another country wanted money up front for a model with no clear delivery date, a complete misunderstanding of distance selling and gdpr then you need to stroll on. Hornby naming the GT3 as model of the year with its issues and mistakes says more about HM and it’s relationship with KR.
  23. For reasons not applicable to this thread I still have gold membership, it’s less than I used to contribute when the hat got passed around* and I actually have access to several magazines as well as rmweb. it was too much time and cost for one person to bear so Warner’s taking it on was a good thing. * I remember those that said they shouldn’t need to contribute as they’re posts were given freely, quite why they’d be paid for a wish list must have made sense to them.
  24. I've seen the Queensferry slip before, if you look at the rail under the rear bogie it has '1040' painted on it. Maybe in another dimension Western Queen came to grief there..
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