The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

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Still More Scenes of Shankly Life

Morning Sunshine
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Dalglish Avenue
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Scrap, Ambulance, Sheep
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Dalglish Avenue Bridge
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Gerrard Street Bridge
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Wishing a Happy and Safe Easter to everyone on MRF.

Paisley Tunnel, Southern Entrance
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Paisley Tunnel, Northern Entrance
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LMS Diesel Shunter
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Everyday Life in Shankly

Travel Triang
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Sun in My Eyes
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LMS Diesel Shunter Passing Saint Albright's Church
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Janus Pulling Coal
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On Saturday evening I received a telephone call telling me that one of my oldest and dearest friends, John, had died earlier in the week. John was a biker and about four years ago I had put a model figure of him onto my layout riding his motorbike with his typical red, black, red colour scheme (red helmet, black leathers, red bike). So as a tribute I took a photo today.

Biker
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I only got back into model railways four years ago and at that time John didn't know anything about it, so I invited him around my house and told him that I had a surprise for him in my loft. He was intrigued and so we went upstairs and I proudly showed him my layout. SURPRISE! When he saw it, he giggled his unique giggly laugh. I had four trains going round and it looked quite impressive until - CRASH - one of the trains came off the rails and piled up. He giggled some more and said "What are you doing, re-enacting great derailments from history?"

John, thanks for all the good times.
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Re: The Shankly and Gdynia Railway

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So sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.
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Sad times - sorry for the loss of your friend.
Tomorrow will be a good day!
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Thank you for your condolences Cheshire Lines and Bulleidboy. It's a funny thing to wake up in the morning and think that a specific person is no longer in the world. We had been friends since primary school, and grew up together. That is assuming that we did grow up.

On a more cheerful note, I've got some photos to upload.

Hello Mate
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Flying Scotsman Approaching Shankly Gerrard Street
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What the Trainspotter Saw
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Worms-eye View
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Utterly charming, through and through. Quintessentially British.
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Thank you Chops. Your words of support are always welcome. And here's some more photos of dear old Blighty.

Working on the Railway
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Landscape with the Flying Scotsman
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Smile
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Shankly Gerrard Street
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Still Coming and Going
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Bay View
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At some distant point in the future I'll redo the back scene that's in Bay View. I'd like to get rid of the straw coloured fields and get some more bushes and trees in the foreground. I also think that the bay is outlandishly small, so I'd like to lose the side of the bay on the left and just have water. Perhaps that'll be a job for the autumn. Will the Too-do list ever be completed?
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