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1 minute ago, Dr Gerbil-Fritters said:

I wish I was a 40 year old conversion but I feel more like an unfinished stuff....

 

My entire neighbourhood tested negative for corona lemonade but we're still not allowed out to play thankyou. 

 

122 days now.  

Hi Doc Fritters,

 

Cheer up old lad, do what I'm doing and make your own fun while you can.

 

I've got some pink material to make into a great long forked snake tongue that I shall sew onto my "No.1 going shopping mask", my "No.2 going shopping mask" has "I've got GONAD 13" written on it.

 

I might even dress up like this to go shopping just to amuse myself:

 

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If they can't take a joke they are not in my tribe !

 

Gibbo.

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1 hour ago, Clive Mortimore said:

I did think of them but they are not corridor but open saloon with gangways, in their own right something of an oddity.

They were indeed an oddity. There were four compartments at the inner end of each driving trailer, the rest of the train being open. Each of those compartments had a door. The CIGs/BIGS also had a door into the compartment nearest the cab but the last CIGs were built before the last VEPs.

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I didn't stop there so here are some more.

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A Standard 4 4-6-0 takes a parcels train to Manchester.

 

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The signalman doesn't have time for a cuppa as there are two locos that need to be placed on the country end of two trains.

 

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A Brush Type 2 slows as it about to couple up to a train from Manchester to Grimsby for its last leg of the journey.

 

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A Peak reverses on to a York train, the same set that has recently arrived from Leeds.

 

Meanwhile on the mainline a 3 car Derby unit nears the end of its journey to Bradford.

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Here it is seen entering the Doncaster sidings that act as many of the destinations.

 

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To end the session we see the Parcels train taking the Manchester sidings cross over and entering the said sidings.

 

As for a song how about this one, note Jason's tatto

 

 

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I`ve found a cure for the chopping up of replica coaches syndrome. I`ve run out of coaches. Waiting for a delivery to carry on.

 

Here is my latest effort, what do you think?

 

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PS-Love the pics of the layout in action. 

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7 hours ago, cheesysmith said:

I`ve found a cure for the chopping up of replica coaches syndrome. I`ve run out of coaches. Waiting for a delivery to carry on.

 

Here is my latest effort, what do you think?

 

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PS-Love the pics of the layout in action. 

Hi Cheesysmith,

 

After looking at the date stamp on the photograph are you in a time warp or is the photograph from your archive ?

 

Gibbo.

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Whilst looking for something else, (isn't it always the case!), I came across this  which I started in the early 80's. The problem is, I can't remember where I was going with it as it's so long ago! I've still got all the bits, and I thought that the collected wisdom of "cut and shut r us" hereabouts might be able to help.

TIA.

 

Mike.

 

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7 minutes ago, Enterprisingwestern said:

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Whilst looking for something else, (isn't it always the case!), I came across this  which I started in the early 80's. The problem is, I can't remember where I was going with it as it's so long ago! I've still got all the bits, and I thought that the collected wisdom of "cut and shut r us" hereabouts might be able to help.

TIA.

 

Mike.

 

Hi Mike,

 

Perhaps we could have a competition to see who has the longest running unfinished project hidden away in the "Nearly Started" box. You are quite someway ahead of me with the above offering being from the early 1980's. As to where you are going it looks too long to any kind of BG.

 

The best I can manage are these two as yet unfinished concoctions from 1991:

 

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Class 82 which is quite well on and soon to be disqualified.

 

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Class 83 languishing in the "Nearly Started" box.

 

Gibbo.

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9 hours ago, cheesysmith said:

I`ve found a cure for the chopping up of replica coaches syndrome. I`ve run out of coaches. Waiting for a delivery to carry on.

 

Here is my latest effort, what do you think?

 

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PS-Love the pics of the layout in action. 

Yeah, I like it.

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