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Andy Y

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  1. I've had an itch for a long time. An itch to model a canal interchange shed; I'd initially looked at the still intact Chillington Wharf on the west side of the Stour Valley route from Wolverhampton High level. Photo by D.J.Norton I came across this picture in the steel terminal's office whilst I was given a tour of Chillington Wharf by staff showing pre-nationalisation activity with bolsters and opens with the sort of loads which would come from a rolling mill. This would have required a board depth greater than the space I wish to now place the scene in. Moving onwards; not a million miles away from the spot though was a similar interchange shed, built by the Midland Railway off the Wolverhampton to Walsall line tucked away behind the British Steel site which sits beneath the level of the junction just SE of Wolverhampton High level station. The shed disappeared in the 1950s when the land was acquired by the steelworks but it's not a ridiculous premise to see that shed last a few decades more in the shadow of an expanding works. The shed and basin are long gone now but the site can still be seen from the access road to the works here. Details are scant as it wasn't of conventional photographer's interest really, a couple of line drawings on a local history site including side elevations plus an end photo from Bob Yate's book shown in the introductory blog entry. The scene will not be a true recreation due to some compression needed, realignment to fit a workable space and the wish to give something with a little more operational interest.
  2. Well I do need somewhere for the ever-increasing fleet of "that's cute" purchases to stretch their little legs, this is true.
  3. Some people keep their diplomas, certificates and Oscars in the smallest room; I just make do with a small ever-revolving library. I'm sure I can't be the only one can I? Anyway, a shot of three books coming out of the reading room neatly summarise what this project will be about.
  4. It has, the content blocks are causing loading speed issues and it's being looked into. In the meantime the only solution is to do without.
  5. No, I found him doing something he shouldn't have been.
  6. Shed wars and a terrier fight at 2100.

  7. Sorry all, this really is embarrassingly poor. All I can do is sit and wait it out.
  8. Not being slow to take up a golden opportunity whilst we were down in Margate Phil and I had an hour to ourselves in the Visitor Centre early one morning to wallow in nostalgia and play with the toys! Visitor Centre information - https://www.hornby.com/uk-en/hornby-visitor-centre
  9. There is method to my inconsistencies which may, or may not, become clearer in the not too distant.
  10. Prototype-centric special interest categories have been moved into a Prototype sub-forum.
  11. But you were so unequivocal and definite in your absolute belief in your assertions.
  12. Drop them a line asking them to shelve it as you've already decided you don't like it.
  13. The whole Gallery area is having some fixes made and will be reconfigured.
  14. That stream is one of the defaults where not every option is selectable; create your own Activity Stream and save it.
  15. I have just been into your notification settings and found that two were still enabled - New content for things I follow and one for when someone's bookmarked any of your content. I've turned those off too.
  16. He decided not to do so, not every manufacturer does anyway.
  17. That is not correct but I can understand how that impression may have been given by DJM in a comment made. What I can say is that he was asked to contribute to site running costs via banner advertising for the extended use made of RMweb in marketing.
  18. It's maybe too late to say that the ICI Presflos should be twin silo variants.
  19. The catering facilities are the responsibility of the venue or its franchisees, not linked to the event organisers at all. In fact we have to pay them for exhibitor's lunches etc. It's a racecourse so many of its core customers wouldn't blink at those prices as a percentage of their spend on the day.
  20. Doncaster Club's orange army at the ready. A great team!
  21. These guys are fast! Last boards being erected. I daresay a pub's waiting for them.
  22. I can make manual adjustments if necessary but give me chance to do more important stuff first.
  23. Looking into whether that data still exists in database tables before I look whether it can be displayed.
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