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6 minutes ago, gismorail said:

Think you might be right mate. 

 

I had a great running session on SMS this morning resulting in a few photos and just over 20 minutes of film split between 4 Videos, the first of which is up loading to You Tube as we speak.

 

In the meantime, here is some more 4mm action.

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The photographs are good but even they do not do justice to what it is really like 'in the flesh' - great evening last night.

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8 hours ago, PeterBB said:

The photographs are good but even they do not do justice to what it is really like 'in the flesh' - great evening last night.

Cheers Peter, even though we did almost no running, we certainly put the World to rights, so most enjoyable, thanks.:good:

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And a pic for this morning of the grubby 47 speeds through the Derbyshire Countryside with a Speedlink Service to Leeds.

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The 60, 60062, has been down to Crew for an Overall and clean, and is now on a Light Engine running in turn between Bescot and Derby.

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Grubby Metals 47 arrives at the Signal as the Mainline Blue 60 inches forward out of the Tunnel.

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New kid on the block, and the sign of things to come, EWS and Class 66's 

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I've just been watching your You Tube videos of your layout and I must say that it is superb. I love both the scenery and the weathering on your locos and stock.

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47 minutes ago, EWS FAN said:

I've just been watching your You Tube videos of your layout and I must say that it is superb. I love both the scenery and the weathering on your locos and stock.

Thanks very much, that's very kind, I enjoy doing both the Videos and the weathering, so there will be more to come.:good:

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The afternoon Speedlink from Toton Yard to Didcot in the hands of 37672 in Distribution Livery.

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The 08 Driver is up early and busying himself sorting Wagons for later in the day.

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Today, 60078 is on the Leeds - Hams Hall empty Tanks heading along the top of the meadow towards New Mills.

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I liked the Mainline blue livery, the best of the post 1956 green livery. Second best was the first Freightliner green, the one without all the wavy lines. Followed by triple grey, but not the later Transrail or Rail Distribution versions. The joint worst are Loadhaul and Colas Rail.

 

Edit, I forgot the Porterbrook purple 87 and Deltic, purple should only be used in 1970s houses, never never never on trains.

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1 hour ago, Clive Mortimore said:

I liked the Mainline blue livery, the best of the post 1956 green livery. Second best was the first Freightliner green, the one without all the wavy lines. Followed by triple grey, but not the later Transrail or Rail Distribution versions. The joint worst are Loadhaul and Colas Rail.

 

Edit, I forgot the Porterbrook purple 87 and Deltic, purple should only be used in 1970s houses, never never never on trains.

Yes I almost agree with you, but I cant remember 1956 as I was only 6 and never saw a Train until I was about 11,  in 1961 and that would have been a box with no Engine on the line from Weybridge to Stains, through Addlestone where we lived and they only made weird whirring noises.

In Modern time, I like most Liveries, but your right about the original Freightliner, and Triple Grey Sectors, I also liked the way that Loadhaul and latterly EWS put big stickers over the Sector brandings.

In the current batch, I like DRS and that other Blue wavy line livery on the new 68's, and I'm slowly getting used to Colas, as I'll be seeing a lot of them stabled at Eastleigh once I emigrate South of the Thames.

I do have to say that I HATE, the GWR camouflage green, in the passenger stock.

Also whilst at Eastleigh last time I saw a Maritime Blue 66, and that looked smart.

Not keen on what they have tried to do with the Large Logo  now though, it looks very dated, even though I loved it at the time on 37's and 47's etc.

Another of my current favourites is the Red DB Shenker / Cargo.  

 

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The EWS 66022 creeps past the Signal Box.

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The 60 60078 passes under the Mills Road Bridge at New Mills, whilst the Shunter works hard playing with some wagons.

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This morning we see the Steels from Cardiff Docks bound for Healey Mills Yard held at the Signals whilst the Derby to Crew 150 Unit is seen leaving New Mils Tunnel.

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Yes I know this is 7mm and from my Seven Mills Sidings Layout, but I've had a running session all morning and I'm doing some more Videos, but here is a preview of what will be on there later.

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Back to 4mm and we see 31233 on the Hams Hall to Buxton Fuel Tanks.

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56049 Emerges from under the Mills Road Bridge with a Steel Train bound for Stockton on Tees Yard.

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37672 speeds out of New Mills Tunnel with a part loaded Steels from Scunthorpe for Milford Haven Docks.

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Some more excellent pictures Andy really enjoyed this evenings browse through the annuals of time .....your going to miss this layout when it goes to a new home :rolleyes:

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