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Everything posted by PenrithBeacon

  1. I don't have this problem on my Chinese phone but this thread might be amusing the Politbureau I'm getting very slow response times, which are irksome
  2. The digital issue isn't out yet, by far the most environmentally friendly way of getting any magazine or newspaper.
  3. They have been developing this for ages but have been much too slow. Everything is now available from other sources.
  4. I'm really not at all sure where the problem lies or what it (if it only one thing which I doubt) is. But I am sure that I'm going to cut through it all by putting myself into something like lockdown, by being very positive about where I perceive danger and acting accordingly. Basically this means taking a mask with me when I go out, wearing it if it isn't possible to maintain 2M separation and always in shops or other closed spaces; meeting family (or only, to my regret, one part of the family) indoors if more than that the meeting has to be outdoors, which is difficult in the au
  5. Agree with everything in this post except the last sentence, 3D TurboCAD is now expensive!
  6. I don't understand why a tunnel was cut only for it to be opened out later. I'd be grateful for an explanation, for there must be one.
  7. Now I'm on the desktop I can copy and paste the right page from eBay. This is the one I bought earlier https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/3V-6V-12V-DC-Micro-U-Typ-Inversion-Speed-Reduction-Gear-Box-Motor-N20-15-4000RPM/202275432836?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&var=502241023312&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649 It has a very catchy URL!
  8. Thanks for that Michael the sort of opinion I was looking for. As I prefer to work in BPRC this motor in 6V would probably be better for me EDIT that attachment didn't work too well, sorry. eBay doesn't seem to allow users to share via a phone's memory. I'll have to work that one out for the future.
  9. I would guess that neither of these are suitable, the first because the drive shaft is much too long, the second because the output rpm is much too low. But I suppose you did have a point to prove.
  10. Do you have a link to eBay for those motors, Micheal Thanks
  11. I ordered in June by email and followed it up with a call (I had to leave a message) to give card details. Stuff arrived promptly enough, no complaints from me.
  12. I have used AGW short valve gear rivets to articulate coupling rods with complete success.
  13. It might be for clubs who depend on the annual show to pay the bills for the clubroom. If we see fewer shows we might also see a reduction in the number of clubs
  14. The current Didcot engine shed dates from c1941 IIRC. Would it have gas then?
  15. Linda or Blanche is a better bet, never heard or seen the others you mention. Enough of that, I'm getting the impression that my conclusions about Ffestiniog liveries were wrong! Cheers
  16. To the best of my recollection I've never seen Lilla
  17. But post Garraway and from my observations over the last 15 years or so, the reds seemed to be Furness and North Staffs (both of which could be seen on the C&H), then there was LNW blackberry black fully lined out, and a nice shade of green which I took to be indigenous.
  18. You still advised to observe social distancing, not closer than one metre and we are all advised to wear a mask if closer than that. I think your post and the photo shows the complacency brought about by a number of factors including mixed messaging from government.
  19. It's very silly, if just one of those sightseers has the disease now they've all got it. And for what?
  20. Because of the variety of colour schemes on show at the Ffestiniog, not just the reds, I came to the conclusion a number of years ago that the railway didn't have a corporate scheme but was commemorating the variety of pre-group railways that served mid and north Wales. Clearly I was wrong, or was I? Cheers
  21. The Patriots were first mentioned in minutes as 'Improved Claughtons' by Fowler. Whether he got the phrase from others I don't know. I think it became part of management speak and was enhanced by the use of a taper boiler in the Jubilee! I think you have to bear in mind that the the Patriot boiler was designed at Derby before the GW influence brought about by Stanier. John Jennison, in one of his books on the Black 5s, mentions that the DLDO changed the superheater header to one that had a smaller cross sectional area. This boiler was first introduced on the Jubilees and was re-used on th
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