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1 hour ago, Mallard60022 said:

I believe the Retford GC is actually a very welcoming Club dear boy.

 

It is Phil, and I've had two of my best ever scores there. A 64 mile round trip is a long way to go on a regular basis though.

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57 minutes ago, Mallard60022 said:

I thought that was just what you get in the meetings?

A. Harris Hole

The moaning occurs outside the meetings, by people who would never dream of actually putting something into the Club themselves. We just have to waste our time discussing it. Still, 'twas ever thus.

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18 minutes ago, great northern said:

The moaning occurs outside the meetings, by people who would never dream of actually putting something into the Club themselves. We just have to waste our time discussing it. Still, 'twas ever thus.

That's how clubs work.

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8 minutes ago, St Enodoc said:

That's how clubs work.

Or don't, as the case may be.

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1 hour ago, great northern said:

If it were the end product of a bull, I would be long gone from there.

Gilbert

 

Did you know that you are safer with a bull than a cow. When a bull charges as it would if fighting another bull it closes its eyes just before contact. That is why those brave matadors can step out the bulls way. Also why it looks surprised as things haven't gone bump.

 

A cow defending its calf does NOT close its eyes so when charging follows where you run, and you better run fast.

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1 hour ago, great northern said:

The Yorkshire Pullman and the Queen of Scots were timed to pass each other near Peterborough, so if one or the other was even slightly off schedule they would have done so within the staion precincts. That's what has happened today, and here are two photos to prove it.

And as we all know, the camera cannot lie.

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On 17/01/2020 at 22:50, Clive Mortimore said:

Gilbert

 

Did you know that you are safer with a bull than a cow. When a bull charges as it would if fighting another bull it closes its eyes just before contact. That is why those brave matadors can step out the bulls way. Also why it looks surprised as things haven't gone bump.

 

A cow defending its calf does NOT close its eyes so when charging follows where you run, and you better run fast.

It is no good, this has been on my mind for getting on two days now. Presumably your experience took place when you were rather younger and more athletic Clive? How else would you know? Or did you resort to some Minoan leaping?

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25 minutes ago, great northern said:

It is no good, this has been on my mind for getting on two days now. Presumably your experience took place when you were rather younger and more athletic Clive? How else would you know? Or did you resort to some Minoan leaping?

Hi Gilbert 

 

I am not that brave. I was told the above by a stockman. He also advised me should I be walking the dogs in a field with cattle in it that I should get out the field to a place of safety and then call the dogs. If the dogs upset the cows the cows will go after the dogs, most dogs being extra brave will hide behind their pack leader (the owner, the human, me). To get to the dogs the cows will try and go through the human. 

 

A couple of days later  was out with the dogs and had not noticed the cows with their calves , and the bull, hiding behind the hedge. Gus the gundog had already found them and was face to face with the bull. Remembering what the stockman said I exited the field. I was not going to try his theory of being safer with a bull than a cow. Harvey my other Labrador wasn't as daft as Gus and like me he had a brave head but cowards legs.   Gus did come and rejoin us , he seemed to have enjoyed barking at a bull. 

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Sorry Gilbert, I just had to straighten up the nameplate :D

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Agree about the higher level Gilbert. Very good.

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1 hour ago, TrevorP1 said:

Agree about the higher level Gilbert. Very good.

I agree as well, though I find any photo of your model interesting. I think the higher level shot might work better because you can see more of the wonderful scenery  behind the moving bits.

 

Lloyd

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1 hour ago, FarrMan said:

I agree as well, though I find any photo of your model interesting. I think the higher level shot might work better because you can see more of the wonderful scenery  behind the moving bits.

 

Lloyd

Yes, I think that's it. Literally, it widens the horizons.

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26 minutes ago, phil.c said:

Hope you don't mind me taking liberties now and again  :)

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Not at all - massive improvement in fact as you really do have to look twice!

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4 hours ago, great northern said:

This morning my railway room seemed suddenly to be very small. I wonder why? Still, it is not going to grow, so I shall make the best of what I have.

 

TW has kindly given me permission to put on here some of the pictures I took of the lovely wide open spaces at Little Bytham, so here is the first one.

 

 

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 I'm not sure I've ever seen a model of a D9 before, and I certainly never saw the real thing.

 

Thanks Gilbert,

 

I've tried a similar shot.......

 

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Some D9s finished their days on the M&GNR.

 

I made this one from an old McGowan kit (a bit lumpen), making a brass chassis to replace the original cast metal (and very wobbly) one. Geoff Haynes painted it. 

 

My architectural modelling (the wooden cottages) has never been my strong point! 

 

Regards,

 

Tony. 

 

 

Edited by Tony Wright
to clarify a point
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