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  1. Nothing wrong with my member thank you very much!
  2. I've kept all the boxes and just recently glad I did as I've now packed up nearly everything in preparation for a move from the small bedroom in the house to a new dedicated railway shed. The only exception being coaches which I keep in Really Useful Boxes with foam inserts. I also keep loads of those nice boxes from Hattons and others ready for selling off some of my surplus stuff (I have rather too much) but I never seem to a round tuit!
  3. Down Tex. https://www.google.co.uk/search?source=hp&ei=zsuVXPbdCLSKjLsPheS0wAU&q=concorde+landing&oq=concorde+la&gs_l=psy-ab.1.1.0l10.597.5112..7555...0.0..0.83.693.12......0....1..gws-wiz.....0..0i131.5GM_J3
  4. Here's a photo I took in the late 60's of the builder's merchant yard in Epsom I worked at. The bins containing sand were originally coal bins and the coal siding was behind where the bricks were stacked. (the rails were still there) The Pelican loader was I believe used to unload coal wagons. Here's a photo of the same yard (at the bottom of the page) showing the the bins from the other side and some others in about 1948/9 scanned from a book called "A century and a quarter"which was a special publication for employees of the company. Not sure about copyright here although some are credited to a Mr. J. McKeown who was possibly an employee of the company.
  5. That was great Gordon. I was born in WGC and for the first couple of years of my life lived near the Digswell viaduct but don't remember much from then. A bit later on in the 50s I used to spend some of the school summer holidays with my grandparents who still lived in WGC and I spent many happy days spotting on the embankment opposite the 20th Mile bridge sign. Happy days indeed!
  6. Well I quite like the new look. There may be a few glitches along the way but I'm sure they'll get sorted. A couple of days offline is a small price to pay * if it improves security. *The only price in fact for a great free resource. Thanks Andy and Warners.
  7. As well as logging on to the site I was also having a problem with reading my emails using Chrome. After a few minutes on the phone to my IT genius son the problem has been solved by removing a Chrome extension for downloading pictures. Nope, I haven't got a clue what it is/was but everything is now working fine. HTH Bob.
  8. I've been having problems all day trying to log in using Chrome Normal sign in page doesn't work but if I click on VNC it takes me to this: [#10146]You do not have permission to use the search system. Need Help? Click here to log in Our help documentation Contact the community administrator I can then sign in via "Click here to log in" but am unable to post or read messages, notifications or look at my profile. (Have cleared cookies several times) Now logged in via Edge (which I don't like!)
  9. Hello Alun and welcome. This is a great place to be with many helpful and skilled members who can offer loads of advice. I've certainly learnt a lot from them in the last few years. I'm now 70 and what with replacement knee, arthritic hip and dodgy back have come to the conclusion that the loft is not the place for me. Layout is currently in a small spare bedroom with not enough room so am currently looking at large sheds/workshops for the garden. Bob.
  10. I ordered mine shortly after it was first announced and it cost £289. I believe the price was later increased to £329
  11. Try builders merchants, you used to be able to buy it by the roll. Edit: A quick Google found this at Toolstation https://www.toolstation.com/shop/p23914?r=googleshopping&rr=marin&utm_source=googleshopping&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=googleshoppingfeed&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4tWq07eJ3wIVSrvtCh37fgymEAQYAiABE And Screwfix https://www.screwfix.com/c/tools/sanding-rolls/cat6970001
  12. Evening Drew, Could you put me down for Fawley Hill please? Many thanks, Bob.
  13. Went this morning after aborting yesterday's visit due to inability to find anywhere to park. Really glad I made the effort and enjoyed the show. Some great layouts on view and also a couple of very helpful and friendly traders and demonstrators. Pleased to see that the 2 minute silence was observed perfectly and even the many children present were quiet and well behaved. (As well as some of their "handlers")
  14. I placed an order Wednesday for a set of 3 O gauge rolling road units and received the usual Paypal acknowledgement. As mentioned above their website says they only post on Fridays and Mondays and yesterday I was advised (by Paypal) that they had been sent. They arrived today and are great. Excellent service and one very satisfied customer here.
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