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  1. I too thought Quay Wharf (?) was really good modelling but then if you did hours at an exhibition with it like I did one day you would realise how bloody annoying those seagulls were!
  2. Well if it helps you sleep Neil I was Mod5 but then again some of the numbers were reused!
  3. I cannot recall when I actually joined but it was certainly quite early on. I think I can best be described as an armchair modeller but am not offended by the description. Over the years tempted by excellent work shown on the forum I have had numerous attempts at layouts in 00, 0 and G all of which failed dismally but nevertheless I enjoyed them while they lasted. Like Beast I too was a Mod and can identify with all he says about that role. I can honestly say from my time in that role that Andy has achieved results that most would have given up on long ago. Since the start it has been constant battles with server changes, forum layout changes and the associated moans and groans of the many adverse to change. I am delighted that through all that Andy and now Warners have stuck to it as it is without a doubt beyond anything we could ever have hoped for all those years ago. Whilst I don't model at all now I constantly come back on here to read and admire the work of others and very occasionally post in the Old cars thread. I am grateful for all the contributors who have also made the place what it is today. I have no one thing I can say that stands out over the years other than when Andy and a group of the Mods were invited to the home of Dave Shakespeare to see Tetley Mills. I knew and worked with Dave in the 70's in the Police in Sleaford. I visited him and his layout on more than one occasion and I think it was a sad day when the modelling World lost Dave. We have lost many others over the years as well but I am sure they are remembered fondly and on here their images and work remain for us to enjoy. So I too would like to thank Andy for all his work over the years which I know at times have been very difficult. Andy and I are close friends and see each other whenever my wife and I return to the UK. As a result of that I would also like to express thanks to the long suffering Wendy who has managed to cope with all of the above on a daily basis for the 15 years as well. Truly a remarkable woman whose tolerance has without been tested on numerous occasions. Without the members contribution of course the forum would not exist so thanks to all.
  4. Proper old school was Jack. Always helpful and always happy to chat. RIP mate.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 !
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. That is absolutely fine Torper but I doubt (hope) you would be so narrow minded as to suggest that diesels have no place there.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. No publicity is bad publicity so they say. Whoever 'they' are.
  13. 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.
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