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Compound2632 last won the day on January 12

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  1. A quick glance through the catalogue reveals nothing with exactly the title of this book but some rather similar, also a goodly number of excess fare receipts.
  2. Anyone who did National Service is now over eighty.
  3. Well, it would be a convenient location, with the formation wide enough. And a good line of sight along the loop... Worse the other way round, with a train on the goods line sliding out of control towards you after you'd accepted a train on the main, locking the points... DY 581, Accident at Wymondham Junction, 31 December 1892.
  4. Or dead in the road - but perhaps not at your period. Poachers worked under cover of darkness but you could have the squire with his gun and dog.
  5. As I said to you on Sunday, I need a group of people in the Berks - Bucks - Oxon - north Hampshire area, all highly motivated to build an 00 layout representing the Midland / LNWR / GWR in the Birmingham / Black Country area c. 1902...
  6. At ExpoEM, I bought the London Road Models whitemetal and brass kit for the early 7 ton LNWR ballast wagon. At RailEx, I bought the Prickly Pear whitemetal and brass kit for the dumb-buffered LNWR loco coal wagon. With two pairs of old Ratio kits I had started a few weeks ago and the 'hoard', I think I have twenty-one LNWR wagons waiting to be completed. I'll need to order some more split-spoke wheels...
  7. Ah, a green levy. Although as Midland modellers we do need to be a little cautious there - as should LNWR modellers. It's that clause: (my emphasis) that has me concerned.
  8. On the one hand, there is perception of colour, which varies between individuals and, as you say, with time, but on the other hand there are recognised colour reference standards, which were certainly established at least by BR days, and which provide a non-subjective measurement. One doesn't get into arguments about the length of a Mk1 just because my foot isn't the same length as yours!
  9. It has to be said that this policy is discriminatory not only against the deluded but also against modellers of that very fine railway, the London & South Western, and its slightly depressing successor, and does seem calculated not to appeal to modellers voting in swing constituencies in the West Country generally.
  10. I would not wish to be thought of as doings so either. Heritage railways are perforce obliged to use 'non-heritage' methods to achieve a 'heritage' appearance, not least in order to meet current regulatory requirements.
  11. You have to understand the psychology of your dryer-up. Some are ineluctably drawn to shiny metal things.
  12. But this is presumably with paints to current specifications and therefore is no evidence for the behaviour of the paints used in the 50s and 60s.
  13. Specific explanations for the Dunning-Kruger effect may well have been debunked but the statistical evidence for its existence across a wide range of fields is well established, as far as I understand it. Do you have a body peer-reviewed scientific papers demonstrating otherwise?
  14. I assume you are extremely careful not to be caught in the act of doing this and are always quick to offer to unload the machine before your 'improvements' are discovered. This is another argument in favour of hand-dishwashing: the process is entirely under one's own control. Danger only arises if you suggest that items are being dried up in the wrong order, leaving insufficient room for newly-washed items. (Glasses, cups, and mugs have priority, followed by plates and bowls; cutlery should be left to last. I have been known to resort to the subterfuge of hiding the cutlery at the bottom of the washing-up bowl...)
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