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  1. On the Isle of Man, Peel Castle was visible from Peel station.
  2. The juxtaposition of early 21st century technology a graphic style from the 30s and characters from the 30s to the 50s has a bit of a feel of the "somewhere in the 20th century" retro future of Terry Gilliam's 'Brazil', but sunnier.... I imagine that in that Five go Mad in the City, poster they're about to take a wrong turn and find themselves in the city's cyberpunkish underbelly...
  3. The ones at Dunkeld and Birnam are very low (Highland Railway, unrebuilt), probably only 2' 6". It's a heck of job getting off with a dodgy knee if the portable steps aren't anywhere near the doors.
  4. Messed up quoting, but was going to comment that the was an article in Scale Model Trains around 1988 on modelling Severn Beach. Might make a micro or boxfile these days.
  5. Sandhills (Liverpool),1976-1976, what seemed to be the narrowest island platform in the country, exposed, crumbling and rarely saw another passenger.
  6. Wetwang had a station, it'd be pretty straightforward to model it. http://www.disused-stations.org.uk/w/wetwang/
  7. There're the underground sections of the Merseyrail network with Liverpool Central, Moorfields, James, Street and Lime Street, with the line under the Mersey to Conway Park and Birkenhead Hamilton square.
  8. There was the almost famous "FAR AWAY IS CLOSE AT HAND IN IMAGES OF ELSEWHERE" on a wall as you came into Paddington. There was a "Free the Heinz 57" on the way into Lime Street (and probably elsewhere).
  9. Also Gathurst - long walk down to the road underbrudge, Hoscar staggered platforms with access from the level crossing; Bescar Lane, access from level crossing
  10. If you search for Lima Class 26s in collectables you'll find he's trying to corner the market in those at similar prices.
  11. OO rudeness, this chap has other items on a similar theme. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/00-gauge-naughty-couple-on-red-jeep-diorama-made-for-Hornby-train-layout-/231134156477?hash=item35d0ab56bd
  12. Well the description's correct: "A model that your friends will not have on their layout - a burnt out or vandalised guards van." http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Burnt-out-guards-van-/331052475484?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item4d1443e45c#ht_227wt_1255
  13. Not madness as such, though your mind or eyesight would go building a structure of any size. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1000-pcs-of-Real-Miniature-Brick-0-H0-scale-modeling-Diorama-scenery-building-/161131712911?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item258432d18f
  14. More optimism from one of the usual suspects, not too well assembled and not even the original tree. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hornby-Bachmann-FALLER-KIBRI-OO-HO-THATCHED-VILLAGE-HOUSE-MODEL-mw/360527575808?_trksid=p2045573.m2042&_trkparms=aid%3D111000%26algo%3DREC.CURRENT%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D16581%26meid%3D987853714897097472%26pid%3D100033%26prg%3D7839%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D4%26sd%3D360527575808%26 This one doesn't have the tree either, but far more realistic price - http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Model-Cottage-Airfix-for-OO-scale-Model-Railways-Train-Sets-/300958404304?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item461284ced0
  15. This http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/111120084107?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648#ht_333wt_1255 looks remarkably like this http://www.newrailwaymodellers.co.uk/resources.htm (with some of the lines duplicated to fill the sheet) which has been available free gratis and for nothing on another website for several years,
  16. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Lineside-Fogmans-Hut-Building-Foliage-PRO-WEATHERED-LOOK-Hornby-Bachmann-etc-/400389352965?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item5d3910ae05 You mean it's not a joke?
  17. Shame they're not made of wood, they'd make excellent nesting boxes for wild birds.
  18. http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hornby-RAILWAYS-R-219-CALEDONIAN-4-WHEEL-COACH-/300660908976?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item4600c963b0 I got one of these from Ebay today, boxed and in better condition for £2.99 + £2.40 p&p.
  19. Starting at 99p, almost worth a punt on if it wasn't for the postage, a real conversation piece i.e. "What on earth's that?" http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1438.l2649 ANTIQUE SCRATCH BUILT LOCOMOTIVE 'MORECAMBE' 2.5" GAUGE 3, G SCALE?
  20. Off topic, but looking at the photo, how wise would it be to use a 30 to 40-odd year old transformer, particularly the neglected looking item in the picture?
  21. This chap's at it too. http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/mikesmorris/m.html?_trkparms=65%253A12%257C66%253A2%257C39%253A1%257C72%253A5788&rt=nc&_trksid=p3911.c0.m14.l1513&_pgn=2 Could be handy - unless RM do a reprints service.
  22. Mind you his Terms and conditions, as he's a business seller breach the distance selling regulations. As do a lot of folks on there.
  23. At a guess a collector would want something in original condition starting at...say 99p http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VINTAGE-TRI-ANG-R226-S-R-GREEN-UTILITY-VAN-ORIGINAL-BOX-FINE-CONDITION-/230739519545?pt=UK_Trains_Railway_Models&hash=item35b925a839 His trade must come from people who can't be bothered to shop around....
  24. You get the same with Hornby Class 47....
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