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mark axlecounter

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  1. Hi Jeff, yea me with dug the pug lol kids and the Mrs are doing well. eldest is learning to drive and she is doing ok Adam is doing ok riding and on the computer all the time and Emily is turning 7 this year, how time has gone lol I am still on the railway but as a mobile operations manager now going to Incidents and Signal Box visits
  2. Just got another 4 tpo coaches for my Royal Mail train here are some pics of the stock just need to paint the 2nd batch
  3. Managed one photoBucks lane appeared at the Macclesfield show last weekend and it ran very well, just need to have a few running sessions to familiarise themselves I only Managed one photo. thanks to all the people who put the show on.
  4. Hi Jeff and all. hope all is ok, looks like Jeff has been busy. looks amazing buddy keep up the good work
  5. You are right, sorry. We have a few types on the patch and even the old LMS top winders at Hellifield.
  6. I’ve been watching your videos on the layout, absolutely stunning Richard. your attention to detail is brilliant keep up the good work St Simon them point motors we call them M63 or knuckle scrapers we still have a few on the patch.
  7. Mike you know where I am only a phone call away buddy sorry for you loss bud
  8. This is the reason why. Hand built points keep failing.
  9. Bucks lane won’t be there unfortunately, the layout requires some TLC after it’s move. I was asked if I could bring it but it needs a bit of work to get it back to a standard I’m happy with I should say it will be ready by the end of December beginning of January. I should update this post more often or I might get told off
  10. Hi buddy that is some garage buddy. Looks like I might have to go EM
  11. I only go as far as the points at Blea moor, the rest of the moor is another patch
  12. I am always looking bud, I’m still around the area going to incidents from time to time the photos were taken last year. It’s the only job I know where I get to walk over this stunning area
  13. Yea I know, I did sort it out but after that photo was taken silly me
  14. Iain you need one of these in your fleet Mikes etches are super and nice to build
  15. Excellent work Wayne , I will be ordering some 00 gauge ones when the time comes. Well done all involved in this project Mark Towers
  16. By heck Jeff , thats amazing that s curve looks like the one at Horton in Ribblesdale just before the station. keep up the good work buddy Mark T
  17. I’m very jealous Iain, but you and a few more on here are bringing back my mojo on the modelling front. keep up the good work mark T
  18. Building kit locos was one of my fears years ago, until I bought two DVD’s they were the right tracks number 1&2 with Tony Wright building 3 kits. My uncle wanted a model of Bacup shed in the L&Y era “brilliant I thought” until i realised that I had to build most of the locos to go with it. Craftsman kits and London road models was sourced and built but not without dramas. then one day I wanted a Duke of Gloucester loco to run on my layout, so I found one on an Auction site and won the Kit, bought the DJH motor and gearbox to suit. now because of building the locos for my uncle and the books, dvds and advise from the likes of Tony Wright, Mike Edge, Dave Franks and A few more I enjoy building locomotive kits. better still was winning the best kit built locomotive and the best modified rtr Loco at Bristol show in 2018. I also think that they have helped me to understand that time and patience pays off. Since building kits I have took my time, not just in building kits but in my job and also in life, so thank you everyone who has helped me to take my time and not to jump in. Building models what run and look nice have kept my interest going especially after the past 12 months. Mark T
  19. Brian, you need a set of Mike’s Etches of the stanier tank. I highly recommend them. them coaches look very good, keep up the good work buddy Mark T
  20. The lining is from the hmrs sheet pressfix range. You only have one shot at them, but if they have been done right they look good. I have done one Loco with a bow pen but that nearly drove me insane, need to practice a lot using the bow pen.
  21. Them locos you have done have are outstanding. I will call you later I’ve been busy I will explain when I call you buddy keep up the good work.
  22. Just finished ( needs weathering ) my Judith edge kit of the fowler 2-6-2t. what a lovey kit to put together. this will when the time comes be a local stopper on bucks lane.
  23. This is the fowler 2-6-2 tank from Mike, I am very happy with this kit and what enjoyment I got out of it. Just needs weathering to hide the lining. sorry for hijacking but people who have not done one of these they Ned to get one. Mark T
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