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    My home planet didn’t want me, so I came here.
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    Interested in both the Southern Pacific RR and ATSF in California during the late 70's/ early 1980's but stopped modelling them because of the lack of dealers in the UK, so now modelling a representation of Sleaford East junction in the late East Midlands Trains era and when DB Cargo picked up the Boston docks steel working.

    Also interested in London Transport's RT, RM and RML bus's, photography, aviation (both civil and military), riding motorbikes, music from hard rock to classical, depending on my mood plus loads more.

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  1. Is there a planned completion date as like to be on one of the first Peterborough - Lincoln trains to use it. As these services presently use platforms 1A and 2 at Peterborough, am I correct in assuming that they will be moved to 6 or 7?
  2. I've read on wnxx.com that ECR Class 66's 010, 028 and 190 have recently returned to the UK with another seven to follow. Are these three (or ten) back for good or is it just planned maintenance?
  3. Due to the later than planned delivery date of Accurascale's Class 37's, which is no fault of theirs, I planned to buy two more 37's but when Cavelex dropped this welcome bombshell, my credit card sighed a huge relief. I'm going to wait awhile, see what the definitive list will be and if Cavelex add a Colas or DCR (56091 or 56103) versions to the list, then I'll order one, possibly two, if not, the 37's might be back on.
  4. I saw 56019 at Manchester Piccadilly and with Cavalex's recent announcement, I thought I'd try and recreate the train and I was wondering if anyone has details of the virgin Mk2's that ran behind it? I've found 1254, a Mk2F RFO but just need the rest.
  5. I thought in the great Class 170 shuffle, the ex GA units went to TfW, some of the West Midlands Railway centre car's on their 3 car 170's went to XC to strengthen some of their 2 car 170's, the rest of WMR 170's being palmed off on someone else (I think EMR to replace 156's and 158's), Scotrail 170's were going to Northern and EMR but in all honesty, who knows what's going on?
  6. wnxx.com It's a pay site but at £10 per year, it's not going to kill you but the amount of people I hear bellyaching about it, I just say to them "get a life".
  7. I thought I’d update how my projects are progressing, or rather floundering or just plain dead in the water. My Elton layout has been abandoned and I’m now modelling Sleaford East Junction in the summer of 2019 using the former Elton boards. Due to my own procrastination to which I’ll happily put my hands up to, and if we’re honest, we’re all guilty of from time to time. I’ve decided to go for functionality within the space I have, rather than trying to represent somewhere that’s going to be squeezed in or altered to fit. As my wood butchery and electrics are at best d
  8. They had some de branded Northern Class 156’s when Central Trains got split up and some of it was reformed in East Midlands Trains.
  9. East Midlands Railway recently hired in a Scotrail Class 156 and I was wondering if it's predecessor, East Midlands Trains ever did the same? I know Rule 1 could certainly apply but I keep looking at a Bachmann Arriva Trains Wales Class 150 in my local model shop which has been collecting dust for awhile, seriously tempted. I've also put my name down for a second run of a Realtrack Class 156 in Scotrail Saltaire livery. I was just wondering if EMT have ever hired in units at short notice before.
  10. Do you know roughly when the final livery list will be completed? They are really exciting models but those listed are really before my layouts time frame, hence the ask about Colas and DCR loco’s.
  11. I’m really impressed by them but I’m going to hold off for now because being on a limited budget, I have to be super critical on what I’m buying. As Colas and DCR liveried Class 56’s were regulars on my Sleaford East Junction layout, I’ll wait until their announcement. If I had to pick one, it would be 56019, thundering out of Manchester Piccadilly on a Cross Country service, heading south.
  12. 56019, I saw it at Manchester Piccadilly working a cross country service.
  13. At least there will be no conflict of interest between Bachmann and Cavalex. I just hope in later runs they do Colas and DCR grey liveried versions. Great news
  14. I took a trip to Sleaford last week and stopped off at the East Junction to do a photo trip. I’ve attached several pictures so hopefully you’ll get a impression on what I’m trying to create. Don’t worry, I didn’t trespass onto the railway as there’s a public foot crossing though you have to brave the nettles on the footpath to get to it. Sensible thoughts please.
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