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19 hours ago, bécasse said:

I visited one of those areas of Hull with "traditional" housing to help "knock up" on behalf of the successful candidate at the 1966 Hull North by-election, 

 

Ha! I was at university with his son, who was an Organ Scholar.

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22 hours ago, bécasse said:

I visited one of those areas of Hull with "traditional" housing to help "knock up" on behalf of the successful candidate at the 1966 Hull North by-election, (one of the very last such traditional events with bell-ringers and torch lights, by the way). Knowing that there had never been canals in Hull, I was rather bemused by the sight of what looked like filled in canals and the remains of bridges over them. I asked a fellow local helper what they were and was astounded to be told "Oh they were the open sewers, filled in last year".

They were not open sewers, they were land drains.

 

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Hi Mick,

It’s looking the part without doubt, you have done a great job on the roof, it’s never easy to disguise joins but you have overcome that, transferring your excellent ‘metalworking’ skills, to the plastic building approach.

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52 minutes ago, Gravy Train said:

Hi Mick,

It’s looking the part without doubt, you have done a great job on the roof, it’s never easy to disguise joins but you have overcome that, transferring your excellent ‘metalworking’ skills, to the plastic building approach.

Thanks for the kind words.

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Work continuities, and the present project is the level crossing gates. I have abandoned any thoughts of modelling the original c1908 S&F pattern gates, by the '60's in practice they would almost certainly have been long replaced, Instead I have used typical LNERly/NERegion pattern ones. More detailing and tidying yet to do.

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Gate 2 .JPG

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More work done to the gates, both and apart from the top bearings and the gate shaft cutting to length erected. This again as been a worth while photo' it shows up the over scale metal work on the right hand gate, this as been removed and is now back on the 'bench for attention.

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Hi Mick,

that’s really looking good is that and from scratch too, Great to see scratch builders still modelling, it’s an Art that is slowly becoming obsolete.

Having said that, there are still a few about that love to build from scratch, in this day of computer printing and I guess there will always be those who love to build something from nothing. 

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