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kevpeo

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  1. First steel work is up in the west side it seems https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jake-berry-515a4b137_ole-ocs-electrification-activity-6891042797110009856-yYcE And a bridge has been taken out this weekend on the Bolton to Wigan scheme.
  2. First steel work is up in the west side it seems https://www.linkedin.com/posts/jake-berry-515a4b137_ole-ocs-electrification-activity-6891042797110009856-yYcE And a bridge has been taken out this weekend on the Bolton to Wigan scheme.
  3. Not my era, but man that grey one looks good! Shame I've already done a Mainline one too! Kev.
  4. Indeed Peter, it is bits of two class 68 bodies on a modified 68 chassis, with a lot of scratch-built bits too! Once you study photo's, the differences become many! Kev.
  5. Isn't the story going around that the first stretch to East Mids Parkway (instead of Toton) will be built, and the last bit, from the South Yorkshire border to a new Leeds station. This to allow the NPR junctions to be built? Kev.
  6. Indeed, I've just had a look at our four packs, all ok it seems. In worse news, the Hornby website is now saying winter 2022 for the seven car set! Plus our Hornby rep has assured us that one of the power cars is a dummy, so we may have a wait to see if one can shift 14 cars. Kev.
  7. Plus, I forgot to mention, New Venue. We have moved to the Isle of Sodor, well Walney Ireland! Walney School,. Sandy Gap Lane,. Barrow in Furness,. Cumbria, LA14 3JT. Sat & Sun 9/10 October 2021. 10am til 5pm, both days ...
  8. After being cancelled by covid19 last year, the FMRC's show is back, not too many details to give, but below is a list of layouts and trade, this does not include our usual eclectic mix of other exhibits! BAMPTON MOORTON BOTTOM YARD Wm C BOGG AND SON LTD FURKA OBERALP FRANKLIN FALLS NH COPPELL FMRC THOMAS LAYOUT WOLFE LOWE MORECAMBE SANTA MARIA (RhB) LYMEBROOK YARD model railway related trade - CRAFTY HOBBIES McGREGOR'S MARVELLOUS MINIATURES BROUGHTON RAIL Hornby DUBLO 1938-1964 ALONG CLASSIC LINES FURNESS MODELS Plus others. Kev.
  9. Not quite correct, four sets in passenger use, and one, sometimes two on training runs. But the last bit, well maybe ................ Kev.
  10. Not by much though Apollo! Platform 1 can take 6 cars I think, but the bay platform, now only one of, only 4 cars. Southport residents have been very vocal about keeping a service to the south side of Manchester hence the suggestion of 769's Southport - Ox Road. Kev.
  11. Long way way off 2024, but my guess is every 30 mins Wigan to Stalybridge, 6-car 323's. Every 30mins Southport - Oxford road 4-car 769. All via Bolton. Hourly Southport - Leeds, and hourly Southport Rochdale via Atherton, all 4-car. We will see how correct I am! Kev.
  12. Slightly 'off piste', but the Bolton - Wigan North Western wires are back on. Seven years after they were authorized last! https://www.constructionenquirer.com/2021/09/01/green-light-for-78m-electrification-of-wigan-to-bolton-railway-line/ good news though. Kev.
  13. Legomanbiffo already has a project done. All recorded off the real thing at Crewe too I believe. Kev.
  14. I think the answer to the last Guy is not a chance! As for the will you buy them, in my case no. Not because they are not great, but because we already have all the spoons we need! The same goes for another manufactures 37. Although one of each may appear on Parrot Hall when the suitable versions appear. Kev.
  15. Or not! The way i see it it, the first phase, the west side, removes two Manchester's an hour, two west mids, all Liverpools, Glasgows, Prestons etc from the west coast main line southern end. Leaving a rump of fast'ish hourly services to serve the likes of Chester, Rugby, Coventry and Milton Keynes. All these diverted trains also have large time improvements, except the Scots ones possibly as they lose tilt! The eastern side on the other hand costs a lot for less time saving, as the east coast route is already pretty fast. You may gain ECML capacity by sending everything from north of Leeds down it, but would an hourly York/Leeds-KX stopper be enough. And the midland main line will still need the same service south of Derby/Notts due to the population centers on route.
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