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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2016 12:32 pm
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This is the second loco, a class 4 Standard I was given by Andy and is an original Mainline job.
It didn't run very well at first but this was due mainly to paint on the wheel treads. Once this was cleaned a crew added and a bit of general touching up she performs quite well. Not quite as good as the latest offerings perhaps but not bad for twenty odd years old.











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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2016 12:35 pm
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The Collet 0-4-2 I bought new, just because I liked it. What better reason is there than that.
The autocoach was another gift from Andy and is slightly darker than it should be really. Together though they make an attractive looking train.

The station now has a name, Willingford which I found in my scrap box, I can't remember where it came from, a Will's kit I suspect.






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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2016 03:06 pm
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A BR Standard prairie I have never seen a real one. They never worked in the area I lived at the time, but I do like the look of them.
As a lad I lived close to Bushey troughs on the old LNWR main west coast line and saw the bigger 2-6-4 Brighton tanks on suburban trains regularly, in fact several were shedded at Watford.










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 Posted: Tue Apr 5th, 2016 03:08 pm
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Nice going Peter

Keep us in the ''loop'' (US that is, not necessarily UK)



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Thanks Herb, this is just a bit of fun, not to be taken seriously.
I find it very relaxing running trains from different eras.

This is another example of “I bought it just because I like it”.
This class 108 set originally had three cars but I only have got room for two.
It was a bargain from that large emporium in Liverpool. It's a nicely done model that runs well and looks better for the under frame and engine detail being picked out I think.









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This model brings things right up to date, in that it is my latest purchase. This is my second class 25 and I must say I love it. It looks right it runs very well, so I am very pleased with it. The 25's just seem to look right to me, purposeful and workman like I think.











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So to finish with a few photos of 25 043 shuffling a few wagons around Willingford.

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This will be my last post on this thread.


After a great deal of thought I have decided to give up my internet connection.
I live in a tiny village and the use of aluminum wire in the telephone system causes all sorts of problems. Of late as the cost has gone up the service I receive has got worse, being very slow and often unusable.
As my only income now is my pension I think the money saved could be put to better use elsewhere.
I have enjoyed posting pictures and accounts of my layouts and will keep the PC for keeping and downloading my photographs.
Thank you all for the interest you have shown in my efforts over the years.


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Peter, I am sorry to hear this news! Is there any way that you can get a wireless connection (wifi)? I would believe that "the whole world" is connected now but I suppose you really can't trust what you read on the internet. We will miss you here and with your other threads and hopefully the powers to be will re-do the infrastructure so you can rejoin us. Take care.

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Hi Peter

I know EXACTLY where you're coming from.
I live in 'London', but in fact in the country, right on the very edge of Greater-London.

I REFUSE TO PAY BRITISH TELECOM FOR A CRAPPY PHONE LINE & INTERNET !!
( read:- British TeleCON !! )

They are happy to lavish MILLIONS £££ on glitzy T.V. commercials featuring Hollywood movie stars...
...but can't seem to be able to put up a few new wires !

They promise the Earth & deliver NOTHING !
Check for speeds in your area, they say, YEAH RIGHT !!

I have as a result used a cellular system for Internet, for some years now.
Back in 2008, it was a tad expensive, but still WAY CHEAPER than a British TeleCON line-rental & Internet deal.
NOW it is in fact 'cheap as chips'.
Not good for Playstations(TM) or Netfix(TM), But I don't have time for that jazz anyhow, Too many cool models to make !!

Peter, in all seriousness, I have here TWO unused cellular-internet devices, which are compatible with Orange/T-Mobile, who are now called EE.
You've probably seen them, size of a cigarette-lighter, no battery, just plugs into the USB socket on your computer, software is in the device already.
If you can get an ( Orange/T-Mobile ) EE cellphone signal where you are, the device will work pretty well.
I would be more than happy to send one to you by Royal Mail for you to check out !!
It's so small it would go in an envelope for £1 First-Class post, I'll even pay the £1 !! since seeing Two Sister's Farm is worth a hell of a lot more than some stoopid movie !!

With a 'SIM-Card only deal' (you supply the device), from the local EE-shop, you should be able to buy enough data to use Freerails & other things quite a bit, for just £1, and top-up online easily when needed.
If you don't need the Internet much, you don't pay for it, simple as that !!
For Googleing, Freerails & hobby use alone, who actualy needs zillions of gigabytes per month anyway ?
Worked fine for me for years.

Peter YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO LEAVE FREERAILS !!
Especially due to the crappy service & overcharging of British TeleCON !

Send me a PM with your address.
The device is in the Royal Mail to you pronto.
If you don't have it, it's going to landfill, I don't need THREE of the damn things !!
Check out the cost of the SIM-Only situation with EE, their 'minimum amount situation' I think you will find is very good for 'light users'.

I just put the USB-cellphone device in an envelope & stuck a stamp on !!
Am waiting for it's new owners address !!

:moose:

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