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  1. Proper old school was Jack. Always helpful and always happy to chat. RIP mate.
  2. If you click on the little dot to the left of the title it takes you to the last read post. This has been mentioned so many times by so many people. If you read the FAQ most of the stuff is in there.
  3. Probably best not to try and photograph that as they are not keen on photographs of anything behind barbed wire especially the deserted area Varosha where all the hotels and houses have been shelled !
  4. There is absolutely no problem whatsoever crossing the border. I have done it several times in the past few months as we are living in the North (Turkish side) and travel across to the South to Larnaca airport to collect and drop off visitors. As you come back into the North on the right hand side of the dual carriageway there is a yellow shunter preserved and on show on a hill which I assume was from a mine. I am always driving but next time I will try and get my good lady to get a piccie.
  5. Easiest way is report this thread using the report function button at the bottom or you could try a pm to Andy. Report is the quickest as you cannot guarantee that any of the Admin will see this post.
  6. That is absolutely fine Torper but I doubt (hope) you would be so narrow minded as to suggest that diesels have no place there.
  7. Did that line when they had a Deltic as a guest. It has to be said not the most interesting but I always think a DMU adds to the interest. Oh to do the Settle to Carlisle on one! I always visit any preserved railway when staying close to one. Some people do have extreme views and I have little doubt that some of the staff would have that opinion but to my mind they should never ever express it to a paying visitor. I suspect the Diesel Gala would wind then up a treat then! If it is a preserved railway then 'anything' that is preserved has a rightful place there and if it attracts visitors it is doing what it is supposed to. I am not overly fussed what I travel behind and can't be doing with extreme views that have no understanding how the preserved railway make a living.
  8. Pleased that you have been encouraged to visit which surely was one of the main aims of the NYMR getting involved in the programme. Also pleased that you have not been put off by the false jeopardy and poor continuity that seems to have upset so many in here. Having visited it on numerous occasions over the years I can safely say it will be well worth your while. I will take a chance here on being attacked by some but I like to travel on the DMU as you get to see the track and views a lot better.
  9. No publicity is bad publicity so they say. Whoever 'they' are.
  10. I agree to the point that it 'should be' but am realistic to know that it isn't and it isn't going to change. Dumbing down is with us and will no doubt get worse as the years go on. There are literally thousands of channels and programmes to watch so these days making a programme is far different from when we had two channels to choose from and they closed at 10pm! What you would like and what I would like, be that educational or whatever is of no concern to the average telly watcher and the makers know that.
  11. This programme isn't for us 'experts'! It is for the general masses who neither know nor care about the stuff that we do. If everything went to plan and there was no drama the programme wouldn't entertain the masses and the Producer knows that. So they make all of this stuff up and that way it adds to the excitement for the great unwashed sat at home having to have explained to them in three minutes time what they have just seen. It is telly get over it. If as a series it gets people who have never heard of the NYMR or travelled on it to visit and spend money then it has done it's job. Who knows it may also enlighten some that have no idea about preserved railways and they may then visit one elsewhere in the Country. If so job done. Obviously there is no need for Piglet to drive his car or ride his bike to the other stations to see what happens because he could just as easily travel on the train. That wouldn't be as exciting for the viewer. Don't forget the average viewer needs to be entertained otherwise they will change channels and watch some other inane drivel. Why can't we just sit and watch it and think the countryside and scenery looks good and see a bit of preserved stock that some of us will never see? Just accept it for what it is, light entertainment.
  12. This has been discussed on here a number of times before but the search function is a little clunky at the moment. Here is one with other stuff in the thread. http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/25916-best-height-for-a-layout/
  13. My immediate thought on reading this is how rude and and argumentative.
  14. Better headings will always make it easier for people to pick up on the thread rather than just drift past it. I often say Google is your friend but I would advise against Googling the thread title on a shared or company computer!
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