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Forum: General Chat 01-11-2017, 07:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,629
Posted By Captain Bubble
Many thanks all. I have never heard a Deltic hope...

Many thanks all. I have never heard a Deltic hope to one day, amazing engine design.
Forum: General Chat 29-10-2017, 11:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,629
Posted By Captain Bubble
Many thanks southern! I assume it was a "special"...

Many thanks southern! I assume it was a "special" rather than a regular train!
Forum: General Chat 28-10-2017, 08:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,629
Posted By Captain Bubble
Cheers MG, sounds plausible. It was heading west...

Cheers MG, sounds plausible. It was heading west towards Bexhill.
Forum: General Chat 28-10-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,629
Posted By Captain Bubble
Deltics?

Evening all, all well but sorry I have had no time to visit recently!

Cycling along the coast at Bulverhythe, near St Leonards today a fairly fast moving train passed too soon for me to stop and...
Forum: General Chat 03-09-2017, 10:21 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 211,911
Posted By Captain Bubble
Cheers Steve, very busy indeed, putting up...

Cheers Steve, very busy indeed, putting up fencing, consulting planning dept, mowing, building work, repairs...you name it! Hope to pop in more, but still plenty to do and the big work hopefully to...
Forum: General Chat 03-09-2017, 08:43 AM
Replies: 459
Views: 211,911
Posted By Captain Bubble
Morning all! Hope all well here! Almost 10 months...

Morning all! Hope all well here! Almost 10 months at the new home, still very busy working on the fields, sheds and garage (which will be half workshop).

On Friday evening I finished work earlie...
Forum: Kit Building 03-09-2017, 08:25 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,900
Posted By Captain Bubble
Superb work!

Superb work!
Forum: General Chat 13-05-2017, 08:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 945
Posted By Captain Bubble
Welshpool and Llanfair

Morning all, I've not been around much, very busy, but just HAD to share this lovely film old clip from Facebook this morning:
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Forum: General Chat 25-03-2017, 08:06 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,559
Posted By Captain Bubble
Apologies, new to Imgur and the one link posted...

Apologies, new to Imgur and the one link posted two huge photos, trying to figure out how to edit !

Sorted it out with a different link! So many links to choose from!
Forum: General Chat 25-03-2017, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,559
Posted By Captain Bubble
It has to be steam for me. In virtually every...

It has to be steam for me. In virtually every respect modern trains are far better than steam ones but nothing beats the look of a steam train!

Yesterday I walked down the long footpath through...
Forum: Kit Building 02-03-2017, 07:40 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,900
Posted By Captain Bubble
Excellent work.

Excellent work.
Forum: General Chat 22-02-2017, 08:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,853
Posted By Captain Bubble
I shall carefully avoid telling the joke about a...

I shall carefully avoid telling the joke about a flight attendant asking a passenger which type of TWA beverage he would like....
Forum: General Chat 21-02-2017, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By Captain Bubble
Hope you had a great day!

Hope you had a great day!
Forum: On The Workbench 21-02-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,058
Posted By Captain Bubble
Good progress. One castle I visited had black...

Good progress. One castle I visited had black swans in its moat.
Forum: Kit Building 21-02-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 27,900
Posted By Captain Bubble
Looks great, that oily steel makes a huge...

Looks great, that oily steel makes a huge difference.
Forum: General Chat 19-02-2017, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 529
Posted By Captain Bubble
Great film, not just for the trains, but also for...

Great film, not just for the trains, but also for the Principle Percussionist on the sound track! Professor James Blades OBE who died a few years ago at 95. He also played the gong for Rank films,...
Forum: General Chat 19-02-2017, 08:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,009
Posted By Captain Bubble
As usual for London...the vast majority is in...

As usual for London...the vast majority is in North London where there are already huge numbers of Tube stations, buses, taxis, DLR etc.. It almost entirely by-passes South London which is the part...
Forum: General Chat 18-02-2017, 08:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,128
Posted By Captain Bubble
I think it was at NRM York that I saw a flat...

I think it was at NRM York that I saw a flat demonstration model of the Napier Deltic engine, very impressive. Two days ago on facebook I saw an article about a Napier Sabre aero engine which has...
Forum: General Chat 17-02-2017, 05:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,128
Posted By Captain Bubble
"Hey this weird British Deltic makes a real neat...

"Hey this weird British Deltic makes a real neat Mobile Starter Motor".

Deltic in that colour scheme is one of the few diesel locos which really looks great to me, and is probably the only model...
Forum: General Chat 17-02-2017, 07:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By Captain Bubble
Congratulations and all the best!

Congratulations and all the best!
Forum: Scenery 16-02-2017, 08:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,339
Posted By Captain Bubble
I really like Monty's Models, white metal and...

I really like Monty's Models, white metal and relatively expensive, but beautifully modelled and they have a wide range of figures in all manner of clothing and poses. I also feel that pre-painted...
Forum: General Chat 15-02-2017, 08:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 644
Posted By Captain Bubble
All the major bubble cars and micro cars of the...

All the major bubble cars and micro cars of the 1950s and 1960s are now making really astonishing sums of money, with the more powerful, 4 wheeled Messerschmitt/Fend TG 500 "Tiger" generally fetching...
Forum: O, G & other large scales 15-02-2017, 08:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,247
Posted By Captain Bubble
My Uncle and Aunt gave me a Mamod TE1 model...

My Uncle and Aunt gave me a Mamod TE1 model traction engine about 1965 when I was about 10. I still have it and it still works perfectly. My Dad used to have a live steam O Gauge loco among his old...
Forum: General Chat 14-02-2017, 09:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,237
Posted By Captain Bubble
Yup! A few years ago The War Department and...

Yup!

A few years ago The War Department and I went out for a drive, and by chance ended up in Tenterden, Kent and enjoyed a visit to KESR and the Stephens museum!
Forum: On The Workbench 14-02-2017, 09:14 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 22,081
Posted By Captain Bubble
Nice, I look forward to seeing progress!

Nice, I look forward to seeing progress!
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