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"Lesson #1 - make sure you're holding the correct end of the soldering iron."

 

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Who can forget this timeless image from the August 2018 BRM?

 

 

On 20/07/2018 at 09:38, Phil Parker said:

That would be Howard "Oh my fingers are on fire" Smith? Dunno. :-)

 

Don't worry - I'm sure he does know how to use a soldering iron.

 

 

Huw.

 

 

 

 

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An excellent edition, Morfa Bank Sidings especially. 

The J72 article is enlighting and the "pre-fab" house article brings back memories of being a wee boy - there used to be some not far from were my Nan lived.

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Mine arrived last week but was the last to come from Cygnet. I had a very nice letter from them in which they gave a contact for a bookshop that is happy to do overseas subscriptions.

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12 hours ago, simon fisher said:

Would dearly love to join in the conversations but yet again I must at the back of the queue as my surname starts with an F  I have still not received my copy yet?

 

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Does Mr Aardvark appeal to you?

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13 hours ago, AndyH said:

Not yet made it’s way to WHS Camborne. In my excitement bought a second copy of 281... errr :unsure:

I very nearly did the same in my local WHS - there was a single 281, luckily I recognised the cover and discovered several copies of 282 on the shelf below.

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I hadn't realised 282 had been out so long but managed to pick up a copy from WHS in Seaton. Just made it back to the car before the heavens opened.

 

The Prefab article brought some memories flooding back, as my maternal grandparents lived in one 76 times larger during the 1950s and 1960s until the site was redeveloped for flats. I shall definitely build at least one when the layout gets going.

 

Theirs was in a quite nicely laid-out group of a dozen or so, each being provided with an Anderson Shelter for use as a coal store and garden shed. I've always been curious as to whether that was common practice around the country or a bright idea originated by Axminster RDC to use up their own war surplus material....

 

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On 22/03/2021 at 11:04, Nile said:

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Does Mr Aardvark appeal to you?

That would be Mr Aaron Aardvark, one presumes....

 

Just scrolled over the post that beat me to that....:jester:

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3 hours ago, Dunsignalling said:

I hadn't realised 282 had been out so long but managed to pick up a copy from WHS in Seaton. Just made it back to the car before the heavens opened.

 

The Prefab article brought some memories flooding back, as my maternal grandparents lived in one 76 times larger during the 1950s and 1960s until the site was redeveloped for flats. I shall definitely build at least one when the layout gets going.

 

Theirs was in a quite nicely laid-out group of a dozen or so, each being provided with an Anderson Shelter for use as a coal store and garden shed. I've always been curious as to whether that was common practice around the country or a bright idea originated by Axminster RDC to use up their own war surplus material....

 

John  


I’m glad you enjoyed that piece, John, I’m quite pleased with the model and enjoyed writing it. I suspect the Anderson shelter sheds were standard issue as they appear in countless images of prefabs and were usually consistently located across estates. Let’s face it there were enough of the things produced and available for reuse but what I don’t know is whether that was centrally planned as part of the prefab programme or locally instigated. 
 

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I may have missed it but is it possible to buy a subscription nowadays using a new fangled Debit or Credit Card? My super special all singing all dancing “modern” bank account no longer provides a cheque book!

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As far as I am aware the only part of MRJ which uses e-mail is the Small Suppliers Forum.

You could seek advice from Not Jeremy (Simon Castens at Titfield Thunderbolt). He certainly sells back issues.

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On 14/04/2021 at 17:13, Dunsignalling said:

I hadn't realised 282 had been out so long but managed to pick up a copy from WHS in Seaton. Just made it back to the car before the heavens opened.

 

The Prefab article brought some memories flooding back, as my maternal grandparents lived in one 76 times larger during the 1950s and 1960s until the site was redeveloped for flats. I shall definitely build at least one when the layout gets going.

 

Theirs was in a quite nicely laid-out group of a dozen or so, each being provided with an Anderson Shelter for use as a coal store and garden shed. I've always been curious as to whether that was common practice around the country or a bright idea originated by Axminster RDC to use up their own war surplus material....

 

John  

This is the site for all things Prefab

https://www.prefabmuseum.uk/

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It is great that these temporary structures lasted so long - some in better condition than others - neighbours - about four miles south from Charing Cross. Photographed in 2013.

Pre-fab 238 Lordship Lane London 23 9 2013 1kpx.jpg

Pre-fab 240 Lordship Lane London 23 9 2013 1kpx.jpg

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