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    Mostly Atherton. Sometimes Old Colwyn.
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    Steam, diesel, electric, heavy rail, light rail. If it has run on rails between 1825 and 2020 I'm interested. As my late friend Steve Sykes so aptly put it, "show me a side track and I'm off down it"!
    Model in 2mm Finescale but appreciate good modelling in any scale.

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  1. Hi David,  Can I use a few of your photos of Garstang Town station on a feature on www.disused-stations.org.uk. How shoukd they be credited?  Please reply to [email protected]  





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      Hi Nick. I think that you must have the wrong person as the only photos that I have of Garstang Town are in books! I'm a big fan of the G&KER but sadly never had the chance to see it before it was swept away.

  2. "We don't blow whistles at people from Newbury, General Manager" - G T W Fiennes David
  3. Mea culpa, Jack! I would only plead that I was unaware of any controversy of the various directions of the early emblem unlike the rather more well-known B.R. tribulations over the later version. As you were, Mr Benson. I wouldn't allow a malnourished lion to come between me and your excellent modelling which I continue to enjoy. David
  4. That's a lovely loco, Jack, but shouldn't the unicycling lion be facing the front? David
  5. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/apr/15/construction-on-hs2-can-begin-government-says David
  6. That ferry van is seriously good, Paul. Ferry vehicles are the great neglected area of wagon modelling. The general lack of readily available information may have something to do with it. David
  7. 'Like' doesn't quite seem to to do it all justice . . . Fine piece of work, Chris! David
  8. Hi Jeremy, Like others on here I was a keen follower of 'Euston' and I look forward to seeing it possibly being resurrected in the future. In the meantime I'll be following your new Swiss opus. I know very little of Swiss trains other than they always look very nice but, hey, it's trains so what's not to like! Hope to see perhaps a little less of the high speed people wagons in future and some pics of locos and proper wagons David
  9. 5A fuse wire. How much do you need? https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5-amp-fuse-wire-36-SWG-Tinned-Copper-Wire-40-meters-FUSE-WIRE-5-AMP-0-2mm-/113965764804?hash=item1a88e390c4 My reel already has a place in my will . . . David
  10. Good to meet up with you again on Saturday, Mark. Onwards to Scalefour North . . . not with Waddenhoe Road obviously! I felt quite the outsider conversing with three people from Northamptonshire David
  11. A Class 14 chassis seen in the raw nickel. It wasn't a dream after all! David
  12. https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/29/sajid-javid-expected-to-back-hs2-despite-spiralling-costs If the Treasury is onside . . . David
  13. The Forest beckons! Hurrah! Anything to do with Model Rail's 16xx tanks? Back to Torre. Superb work, Martin, and without consuming acres of domestic space. So glad to see the recent updates. Look forward to seeing more of your progress. David
  14. The gentleman was called Keith Allen and the articles were published in Railway Modeller at intervals between November 1980 and January 1983. David
  15. What a delightful little scene, Fraser! I especially like the colouring of the stonework on the goods shed and the wall behind it. As a matter of interest there was a one page article ('Prototype of the Month') by none other than P.D.Hancock featuring Lasswade in the May 1953 Railway Modeller. I hasten to add that I didn't purchase the issue new but I was given it by a family friend around 1962. It has always stuck in my mind as an attractive little prototype. David
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