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by IanC
Thu Aug 16, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nostalgia “Start of Miniature Railways”
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Nostalgia “Start of Miniature Railways”

Interesting article, with a few inaccuracies if you know your miniature railway history (although given the convoluted story of the Basset Lowke atlantics and the Barlow locos it's no surprise that confusion occurs!). Prince Charles (formerly at LMR but currently at Windmill Farm I believe) is a fo...
by IanC
Wed Aug 15, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Nostalgia “Start of Miniature Railways”
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Re: Nostalgia “Start of Miniature Railways”

Thanks for sharing this Rod. I remember as a child in the early 1960s travelling on the Lakeside Miniature Railway. In those days it always seemed busy and with queues at the ticket offices. Three trains were in operation at busy times. I seem to recall there was someone sat near the bridge at the p...
by IanC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: REBIRTH OF FWLR
Replies: 34
Views: 889

Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

You make that sound so easy..... I have two grown-up sons but no in-laws. My elder son would only be keen on one who was heiress to a brewery and had her own fleet of vintage tractors, which she restored and maintained herself.... see, easy! Wishful thinking Peter. I have two grown up daughters, bu...
by IanC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:39 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: REBIRTH OF FWLR
Replies: 34
Views: 889

Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

I could use a son-in-law! Must see about getting one. You make that sound so easy..... I have two grown-up sons but no in-laws. My elder son would only be keen on one who was heiress to a brewery and had her own fleet of vintage tractors, which she restored and maintained herself.... see, easy! Wis...
by IanC
Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Time to build a railway...but where?
Replies: 1713
Views: 213632

Re: Time to build a railway...but where?

The street scene is superb Peter.
by IanC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:44 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta
Replies: 8
Views: 165

Re: 'Refurbishing' the Bridge over the Greta

That looks brilliant work so far Phil. I can't wait to see it in situ. It will make a great feature.
by IanC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:38 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: REBIRTH OF FWLR
Replies: 34
Views: 889

Re: REBIRTH OF FWLR

Excellent work. I could use a son-in-law! Must see about getting one. You have somewhere to run trains now Rod. Looks great so far.
by IanC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 231
Views: 53177

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

Who's Derek? Reminds me of the estate agent advert being shown on TV at the moment. :lol:
by IanC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Rolling Stock
Topic: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock
Replies: 231
Views: 53177

Re: (WH)WHR Rolling Stock

:thumbright: Excellent wagons.
by IanC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:44 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....
Replies: 15
Views: 283

Re: Coal staithes, bins, cells .....

I always thought that the coal staithes were located like those in the model picture, and that the back was the same height as the floor of the wagon to facilitate unloading. I must admit I've not researched or thought about it until now. The pictures clearly show it was not the case.
by IanC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:39 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Snapseed problem
Replies: 11
Views: 281

Re: Snapseed problem

I am deeply suspicious of some apps which seem to want access to all sorts of unnecessary things. When I wanted to install a new ring tone on my phone, I searched around online. One ringtone wanted access to my location and my contacts. Needless to say I found another which only wanted access to my...
by IanC
Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:27 am
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Llewellyn Loco Works #1
Replies: 332
Views: 20145

Re: Llewellyn Loco Works #1

The, "they are smaller than my dick so they are toys " gets a big SIGH from me! All scales are toys. Ponder. If one gives some thought to the philosophy of a particular crossover point of “being a toy to not a being a toy” linked to scale then it is realised that it is a flawed concept and usually ...
by IanC
Sat Aug 11, 2018 8:42 pm
Forum: Scenery
Topic: Beeston Castle
Replies: 11
Views: 181

Re: Beeston Castle

Fantastic Rik. :thumbright:
by IanC
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: To notch or not to notch
Replies: 30
Views: 487

Re: To notch or not to notch

GTB and Keith S are both correct. They sum it up nicely. Nothing further to add as far as I am concerned.
by IanC
Fri Aug 10, 2018 10:58 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Mamod traction engines
Replies: 20
Views: 385

Re: Mamod traction engines

Nice one. A wish fulfilled. Now you can re-enact the scene from Titfield Thunderbolt. :lol: