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Nick Gough

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  1. Another session with the Silhouette cutter today: Bottom left - A panelled and glazed screen (with a door in the centre) for the goods office. Above left - Its mirror image - to create a sandwich with glazing material between. Top right - A panelled fascia for the public counter in the goods office. The counter will be fixed to the lower right front of the screen to create an 'L' shaped barrier, and a small public area, just inside the office outer door. Lower right - Another ten arches, for the windows, inside the main shed.
  2. Thanks. It's taking longer to build than I anticipated but I'm sure that it's time well spent.
  3. The current position with the goods shed is that most of the brickwork has been done, outside and in: The lower door and hatch, to the office, seen above, now have twins on the other side of the wall: Window sills are fitted outside and inside: (Wonky bit of brick there - I'll have to get the file out!)
  4. Not much modelling time in the last ten days. Last weekend we were able to visit father-in-law, in Swanage for the first time this year. We did take the opportunity to support the local railway again where this loco was on its last few running days prior to withdrawal for a ten year overhaul:
  5. You've got to wonder why NR didn't just move the signal - but I suppose that would have been even more expensive!
  6. I think - in your alternate reality - with a station at Bradenham - Saunderton station would not have existed. The actual village of Saunderton is two or three miles away, and nearer to Princes Risborough. Just about the only buildings in the vicinity of the station, before it was opened, were a pub and the Wycombe Union workhouse. Bradenham seems a more obvious site for a station in the locality.
  7. It shouldn't be a problem. Saunderton signal box was identical in size (to the one I posted) but only had a 25 lever frame with a much simpler layout than that at Thame: https://www.s-r-s.org.uk/html/gwa/S73.htm https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=eUdcssiD&id=5E12430FB4C944A37C2B195A49FA938A7D8C41A2&thid=OIP.eUdcssiD4ZHZApL_PPWb2AHaFS&mediaurl=https%3a%2f%2f32.cdn.ekm.net%2fekmps%2fshops%2f071c84%2fimages%2fsaunderton-railway-station-photo.-princes-risborough-west-wycombe.-5--21799-p.jpg%3fv%3d1&cdnurl=https%3a%2f%2fth.bing.com
  8. A couple of different building styles at smaller stations on the line. Seer Green & Jordans: Denham Golf Club: The burnt out ticket office has been restored since.
  9. A shorter version of the High Wycombe down building can be found at Toddington on the Gloucestershire & Warwickshire Railway: Alternatively, if you don't mind a slightly different GW&GCJ building, you could consider one from Beaconsfield: For the other platform, I would suggest the (still existing) shelter from Saunderton: This type of signal box is the right design and period either with external or internal steps:
  10. Sorry! I think 92220 was back in the NRM before there was regular steam over the Chiltern Line.
  11. There is a short article on the 'aircraft' Castles in the new Great Western Echo: It ponders the question of why some poor and outdated designs were so honoured, whilst more successful, concurrent types (e.g. Stirling & Halifax) were not.
  12. Sorry Paul! I well remember KGV on the GW&GCJ hauling the Bulmer's Pullman train for the 'Return to Steam' tour in October 1971. At West Ruislip: And Ruislip Gardens: The train laid over at Kensington Olympia for the next two days, where the public were allowed to visit: The next day, heading for Swindon, at Hayes & Harlington on the GWML: They were selling tickets for this leg, at Kensington Olympia, for £10 (IIRC) - far too expensive for me! For preserved locos running on the GW&GCJ y
  13. Or when giving them a bath after they have just rolled in something nasty!
  14. No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! Our chief weapon is surprise! Surprise and an almost fanatical devotion to Swindon!
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