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Forum: General Chat Yesterday, 10:03 PM
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Posted By Postman Prat
He achieved a lot for one who died so young! ...

He achieved a lot for one who died so young! :p
Forum: General Chat 18-04-2018, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 270
Posted By Postman Prat
I've used them lots of times - only once had a...

I've used them lots of times - only once had a problem which was sorted out on the phone with no hassle
Forum: General Chat 16-04-2018, 07:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 353
Posted By Postman Prat
I love the 1950s version of 'The Ladykillers' One...

I love the 1950s version of 'The Ladykillers' One of the last of the famous Ealing comedies. Lots of trains in it :D:D
Forum: General Chat 14-04-2018, 11:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 285
Posted By Postman Prat
And a mini-golf at Southsea!!!

And a mini-golf at Southsea!!!
Forum: General Chat 14-04-2018, 10:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 285
Posted By Postman Prat
All I know is golf ruins a nice walk :D:D

All I know is golf ruins a nice walk :D:D
Forum: OO Scale 14-04-2018, 10:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Postman Prat
Hi Chops The D6100 class was built with a...

Hi Chops

The D6100 class was built with a 1000bhp N.B.L./MAN engine, manufactured under licence. When it was found to be unsatisfactory some locos were fitted with upgraded engines in the hope of...
Forum: OO Scale 14-04-2018, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 130
Posted By Postman Prat
Hi Chops Dr Beeching completed his 'work'...

Hi Chops
Dr Beeching completed his 'work' 1961-63 (ish) when his report was presented to the government. The bulk of the actual cuts took place in the mid to late '60s.
D6100 was a diesel electric,...
Forum: On The Workbench 11-04-2018, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 498
Posted By Postman Prat
Last time I had a day out with WTD he was the...

Last time I had a day out with WTD he was the 'great unshaven'
Forum: General Modelling 11-04-2018, 09:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 150
Posted By Postman Prat
Hi Mr B I thought the same as you - he'd make a...

Hi Mr B
I thought the same as you - he'd make a good GI. It was the idea in the second part of your post that stopped me !! :D
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 05-04-2018, 10:32 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,397
Posted By Postman Prat
Looks very nice. Be proud of yourself!!

Looks very nice. Be proud of yourself!!
Forum: Model Railway Events 04-04-2018, 12:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 326
Posted By Postman Prat
There's every chance that SWMBO will miss you....

There's every chance that SWMBO will miss you. Try it and you'll get the 'silent treatment'
Forum: OO Scale 03-04-2018, 08:49 PM
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Views: 60,470
Posted By Postman Prat
Hi Phil Usual high quality result. Not saying...

Hi Phil
Usual high quality result. Not saying anything else as it's all been said before!
Forum: Modelling Techniques - Show and Tell 31-03-2018, 10:28 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,397
Posted By Postman Prat
So far as I know none of the Princess Royal...

So far as I know none of the Princess Royal pacifics ever carried BR Black.
By the way - where is Little Neston? It sounds as though it could be East Anglia
Forum: OO Scale 31-03-2018, 10:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,353
Posted By Postman Prat
None of the 3MT 2-6-2T got to Barry scrapyard and...

None of the 3MT 2-6-2T got to Barry scrapyard and therefore it's a gap in preservation. A replica is being built (I think) on the Severn Valley Railway
Forum: General Chat 31-03-2018, 10:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By Postman Prat
Hi Roger The first time I went to the WSR was...

Hi Roger
The first time I went to the WSR was also spur-of-the-moment. Got there and found it was Thomas weekend.
Not pleased
Forum: General Chat 31-03-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 155
Posted By Postman Prat
Hi Chops The marshland area you're thinking of...

Hi Chops
The marshland area you're thinking of is known as Chat Moss - between Manchester and Liverpool.
Here you're in the heart of Brunel country - I doubt if Stephenson had anything to do...
Forum: The Real Thing 31-03-2018, 06:46 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 442
Posted By Postman Prat
Yes, introduced about 1965 - the first batch...

Yes, introduced about 1965 - the first batch for the Southern were green

All Mk2s had rounded ends, and roofs, (I can't remember the proper term either)
Forum: The Real Thing 30-03-2018, 09:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 442
Posted By Postman Prat
What can I say other than 'brilliant'? I can...

What can I say other than 'brilliant'? I can almost hear them.
Forum: The Real Thing 30-03-2018, 06:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 442
Posted By Postman Prat
Hi Steve Nice series of shots - not the sort...

Hi Steve
Nice series of shots - not the sort of place I would have considered as a photospot. I must get out more!
Forum: General Chat 29-03-2018, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 359
Posted By Postman Prat
Hi Steve If you are referring to my post on the...

Hi Steve
If you are referring to my post on the previous page it was a reply/continuation of Mr Bones post
Forum: General Chat 28-03-2018, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 359
Posted By Postman Prat
A relative of mine had a minor rtc in his car and...

A relative of mine had a minor rtc in his car and I had about a month to six weeks of totally rotten service from the insurers and it still wasn't sorted. This was a major insurance co.. I got rather...
Forum: General Chat 28-03-2018, 10:06 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 3,120
Posted By Postman Prat
The problem with terrorism (to go back to that)...

The problem with terrorism (to go back to that) is human nature stops people saying anything in case it's totally harmless, and they feel a fool.
While at work it's quite common for someone to...
Forum: General Chat 28-03-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Postman Prat
Is it all just an act, then? :p

Is it all just an act, then? :p
Forum: General Chat 28-03-2018, 09:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 405
Posted By Postman Prat
LC&DR could be a 'team' all by himself

LC&DR could be a 'team' all by himself
Forum: On The Workbench 26-03-2018, 11:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 215
Posted By Postman Prat
After Hornby Dublo 'ran out of money' they were...

After Hornby Dublo 'ran out of money' they were taken over by Triang. Their locos, and a lot of their wagons, were produced by Wrenn, another member of the Hornby group.
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