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  1. Finsbury Park fitters looked after the steam heat one at Kings Cross. They called it Dobbin for some reason which eludes me. https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/17156780902/
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    EBay madness

    It is still a lot of ackers for boxed toys. I reckon if somebody paid that for them, they wouldn't make a profit on reselling.
  3. I would. I ordered something that was stated as being located in Manchester. When the receipt turned up, it was full of symbols that I assumed to be Chinese, so I sent a message immediately to the vendor via ebay asking for a refund immediately because "I did not wish to give my money to liars and charlatans". I got an immediate refund and bought the item from a company that I knew to be in Scotland.
  4. Think about getting a tripod for your camera if you don't already have one. It makes photographing things much easier.
  5. They look pretty good to me, and I used to work on them when doing my training at Kingmoor.
  6. 96701

    EBay madness

    I have one of these, is it worth more than a GWR prairie?
  7. A light at the end of the tunnel: https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/llangollen-railway-targets-summer-opening-20482398
  8. I wasn't speculating. The railway put a call out recently for assistance with the re-roping of the 12t Plasser and the repair to the Ekco Safe Load Indicator. Being as how I used to help look after these cranes (among others) for the Eastern Region when they were delivered, I volunteered my services. Although the lockdown prevented me from attending, the info that me and another chap helped them to get the crane going, and it along with the Atlas worked on the recent renewal of the River Dee bridge waybeams.
  9. I would think that cutting those rails on the train would have been absolutely the last resort. Operators have to be near rails whilst cutting them, and those ends could go anywhere .
  10. I would suggest that the Atlas and the 12t Plasser Crane would be more versatile for railway maintenance than a 50t crane.
  11. No need for snipping wires, a bit of insulating tape over the surface mounted diodes which illuminate the cabs and similarly over one of the tail lamp holes on the front of the loco. I am unaware of any ready to run Class 24 or 25 with lighting fitted that does not have both tail lamps lit.
  12. The other thing to bear in mind is that traditional auctioneers will also split collections into lots and then charge the vendor by lot. At least with ebay, one can decide how much stuff to sell at once.
  13. Stolen from the Sectional Appendix for Western. All are available here: https://www.networkrail.co.uk/industry-and-commercial/information-for-operators/national-electronic-sectional-appendix/ "HST Class 91 locomotive with mark 4 vehicles and DVT, classes 80x 158, 159, 165, 166, 168, 170, 171, 172, 175, 180, 220, 221, 222, 253, 254 and 373"
  14. I assume that you have raised this with the Original Equipment Manufacturer?
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