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Hollycombe Steam Collection


PhilH

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I have recently bought a film and slide scanner so thought I'd give it a go on some slides I recently unearthed in the loft.

 

Back in the early 1980s, before I started volunteering on the Mid Hants I used to volunteer every Sunday at Hollycombe Steam Collection, nr. Liphhook. This was when it was owned by Commander Baldock who had collected all of the exhibits over the years.

 

It was quite informal, and after half an hour's 'training' I found myself driving this - Sir Vincent, an Aveling and Porter shunting engine from 1917.

 

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After a while I graduated to driving this on the narrow gauge which gave, and still does give, stunning views toward Surrey. This is Caledonia, a barclay well tank of 1931, this came from the quarries at Dinorwic.

 

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Some more general views of the site and exhibits as it was.

 

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Good times!

 

 

 

 

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This is a nice place to visit and I was there in 2012.  For those of us that like rail & road transport and enjoy funfairs this is a good place for all of the family.

 

When you scan negatives/slides always do them as high a resolution as possible.  Tweak them from colour & balance then save on HDD and backup onto DVD/CD/external HDD. 

 

I name my files yymmdd nnn dad uses a similar method but instead of the nnn he has an extended description in the file name.

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