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As ever Gilbert it is a pleasure to look in on your page, and how beautiful your photos are!

 

The clean B17 looks beautiful cropped.

 

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Apologies if it is out of order to repeat a fine scene.

 

Cheers

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19 minutes ago, great northern said:

Plonk time.It looks black over Bill's mothers.

 

 

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Gilbert

 

I have seen a bus parked as on this image, on a number of your images. I cannot recall seeing a bus parked there ever on the prototype. I do not think that any bus routes started from or called there. Am I wrong?

 

Lloyd

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3 hours ago, FarrMan said:

Gilbert

 

I have seen a bus parked as on this image, on a number of your images. I cannot recall seeing a bus parked there ever on the prototype. I do not think that any bus routes started from or called there. Am I wrong?

 

Lloyd

You would know better than me Lloyd. I just assumed that there would be a bus service from the station, rather than passengers having to walk into the City to find one. Most people would not have been able to afford taxis. Mind you, we did all do a lot more walking back then, didn't we?

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Yikes! Has that signal (nearest the camera in the Gladiateur departure shot) taken a clout or is it just some weird optical effect so close to the camera lens? It (signal) looked OK on Monday (B1 Grimsby departure shot) ...

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24 minutes ago, LNER4479 said:

Yikes! Has that signal (nearest the camera in the Gladiateur departure shot) taken a clout or is it just some weird optical effect so close to the camera lens? It (signal) looked OK on Monday (B1 Grimsby departure shot) ...

The simple answer is that your signal is vertical, and I know that because I saw you make sure it was. It is the rest that aren't, and sadly they will have got knocked over the years, which is why I'm so looking forward to the replacements. The trouble with that image is that if I lined up on the correct vertical, everything else looked crazy. This was the least worst option.

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I’m not sure what you are doing differently Gilbert, but your recent pics are even more brilliant than previously.  Perhaps the way you are cropping them, like that last one of Great Eastern, just looks sublime.

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On 27/11/2020 at 15:58, great northern said:

Plonk time.It looks black over Bill's mothers.

 

 

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I love these shots of the non railway side of the street if I can call them that. It really serves to put the train shots in some context. It shows that PN is a whole slice of the 1950's. It is often said that you should be able to get the right atmosphere and the right timeframe without the trains and PN definitely has that.

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9 hours ago, trw1089 said:

I’m not sure what you are doing differently Gilbert, but your recent pics are even more brilliant than previously.  Perhaps the way you are cropping them, like that last one of Great Eastern, just looks sublime.

As much idleness as anything else, if I'm honest. If I see something I don't fancy trying to photoshop, I just try to crop it out. That's what happened with the Great Eastern shot., and fortunately it worked quite well.

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9 hours ago, David Bell said:

I love these shots of the non railway side of the street if I can call them that. It really serves to put the train shots in some context. It shows that PN is a whole slice of the 1950's. It is often said that you should be able to get the right atmosphere and the right timeframe without the trains and PN definitely has that.

The atmosphere is greatly helped by Peter Leyland's wonderful buildings. Having said that, I now think that my decision to put in a baseboard extension so that the forecourt and hotel could be included was one of the best that I made at the planning stage.

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On 28/11/2020 at 23:07, great northern said:

Tonight we see the Friday version of the 8.05 KX-Newcastle, which brings a very well turned out KX A1.

I'm afraid these pics serve to remind me why I don't really like weathered locos or stock. Here we have a loco as her designer intended - green, clean and with a sheen. Suits me. 

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1 hour ago, Oldddudders said:

I'm afraid these pics serve to remind me why I don't really like weathered locos or stock. Here we have a loco as her designer intended - green, clean and with a sheen. Suits me. 

Good point, Ian, but I do wonder if we would appreciate sights like this as much if everything was cleaned to the same standard? To a degree I think it is the difference between grey and grim and clean and shiny that lifts the spirits. Very much like the weather at this time of year actually. A sunny day is a real boost, much more so than in summer.

 

The other point of course is that dirty is what most things were, so PN will remain grimy and rather down at heel most of the time.

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