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Hope the golf goes well, Gilbert, despite your trepidation.

 

I still think that the Thompson A1 and A2s looked very ungainly.

 

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Stewart

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Gilbert,

 

I love the picture of the B1 on the fish. The train looks great snaking out of the station and the lighting is just right.

 

Andy

 

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So, seven and three quarter hours on the course, 14.27 miles walked, and on the 36th hole, and with the last putt............we lost. I played absolutely abysmally badly, and am now more than a trifle fatigued.

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2 hours ago, great northern said:

So, seven and three quarter hours on the course, 14.27 miles walked, and on the 36th hole, and with the last putt............we lost. I played absolutely abysmally badly, and am now more than a trifle fatigued.

Hi Gilbert

 

Have you tried other hobbies which are not so frustrating like model railways....things fall off the track. Go when you don't want them to, only to realise it was your own fault. Total power failure for some unknown reason. No sympathy from anyone when you burn yourself with a hot soldering iron while under the baseboard and bang your head as you try to escape being burnt alive. Spent years building a loco only for some smart ar$e to tell you number 12345 did not have its lamp iron mounted where you have put it. See something quite relaxing.

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That is a nice Dub D, can just hear it from here ...clank, clank, clank, clank...

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I like the Tourist Buffet, I have intentions of building a rebuilt one at some point in time.

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Those are absolutely exquisite carriages. I hope you will put all three straight into service.  Notice how the panelling is correct on the corridor side of the SK’s. Hornby really messed it up on their efforts. The panelling, for the record, that I’m referring to are the end panels on the corridor side.  Hornby only had one wide panel there instead of the two smaller ones as on these excellent models, along with a ‘made up’ panel next to the first door. 

And the Tourist Buffet car is something you rarely see a model of. And definitely not to that high standard. I have a Mailcoach example, but it’s not anywhere near as good as that lovely model.

 

Warmest regards,

 

 Rob.

 

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3 hours ago, great northern said:

Earlier I spoke of goodies, and at lunchtime the postie delivered. I've waited quite a while for these, but it was well worth it. Here we go, more of the beautiful work of Ian Willets and Dave Studley to be admired.

 

We start with some proper Gresley all door seconds.

 

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/1504925193_1SK1.JPG.73996d425693a4d3c08bb3bb9963b6e0.JPGhttps://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/2118373480_2SK1otherside.JPG.a2adcb84c3e3dba33f4b115cd75673a7.JPG

There are two of these.https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/38364150_3SK2.JPG.4877dcb14748253ded4840d6181abe88.JPGhttps://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/681454345_4SK2otherside.JPG.23c9362b427a02ab85810c77e374585b.JPG

I only need six more of these, at least, now.

 

Then we have something I've wanted for a long time. Having got rid of all the 'orrible 'ornby buffet cars, I needed one more to be able to ring the changes a bit more. The newcomer is a Dia 168 Tourist car.

 

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/185733910_5touristBuffet.JPG.5b2adf664c4cf48aa6ece9b6b4eb2331.JPGhttps://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/2111097584_6touristbuffet2.JPG.8a88d1d310009cbefac3095554fe6507.JPG

Lovely stuff.https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_sun_bespectacled.gif

 Your coaches are stunning. Like you I find that the Hornby ones are so close but a bit disappointing. Hope a retool is tackled soon.

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5 hours ago, CUTLER2579 said:

It might be quicker than using the A46 on some days  https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_sad.png

I have just taken my visitor back to Newark station. His train leaves at 1746. Being cautious, and expecting the usual chaos, we left early. There was no traffic, and we got there in twenty minutes, so he had nearly an hour to wait.

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1 hour ago, great northern said:

Our man strolled once again along the Midland sidings and saw an A3 at Platform 6. Nothing unusual about that.

 

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/238241653_1951.JPG.10de910c6bf718792558155f04fc3505.JPG

 

Then he looked more closely.https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_ohmy.png

 

 

https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_2019_09/828905667_2952.JPG.bed6e07a222c95705a4a433f8ca7e7bb.JPG

Perhaps he's been on the magic mushrooms again.

 

No wonder he was urged to look again - that driver can't possibly see through the front cab window!!

 

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Julian

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Methinks that a certain Longdrem and Pinkhill proprietor has been a visiting with a lovely northern area Pacific such as that excellent example!  

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4 minutes ago, trw1089 said:

Methinks that a certain Longdrem and Pinkhill proprietor has been a visiting with a lovely northern area Pacific such as that excellent example!  

Got it in one, Tony, and I hadn't even announced the competition.

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4 hours ago, great northern said:

I have just taken my visitor back to Newark station. His train leaves at 1746. Being cautious, and expecting the usual chaos, we left early. There was no traffic, and we got there in twenty minutes, so he had nearly an hour to wait.

My dear old Dad used to say that the only time a train is late is when you're already on the platform waiting for it.

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9 minutes ago, St Enodoc said:

My dear old Dad used to say that the only time a train is late is when you're already on the platform waiting for it.

Rather Confucian, that.

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