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Mike 84C

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About Mike 84C

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  • Biography
    Ex BR loco fireman at 84C Banbury also at Bescot.
    Ex HGV driver
    Ex Transport Manager(poacher turned gamekeeper)!
    Ex full time staff at Boston Lodge and volunteer driver on Festiniog Rly
    Just gone semi retired hgv driver with Moy Park Foods.


  • Location
    Digby Lincolnshire


  • Interests
    Turn of century American RR Colorado Midland and Irish railways!


  • Occupation
    Semi retired poultry food distribution executive aka. HGV driver and its a big un!!!
  1. Sound for Metro Vics

    Was in Digitrains today with an A class to have some sort of sound installed. Jeremy has compiled a sound file for the Crossley two stroke for the Heljan Co-Bo. Based on the Utube films of the Australian WAGR X class and verbal recollections. I have never seen a Co-Bo but have watched the Utube film. Check out Digitrains Facebook pages, I like the noise! so thats what my scruffy green A is going to sound like!
  2. A good read!

    Have just finished reading "Saga by Rail: Ireland" by J.I.C. Boyd pub; by Oakwood Press. Although Boyd is not my favourite railway author I have really enjoyed this tale of trips to the west of Ireland taken from the late 1930's to the early '60's, strong narrow gauge bias but a decent amount of 5' 3" . And clear photos, if a little small, one or two per A5 page. The best thing is, a new/like new copy can be had from Periwinkle Press in Canterbury. (email cswain1805@aol.com. )for a lot less than £16.95/e26.50. I think mine cost £9.00. Sorry if this sounds like a book review but I had never come across this book before and thought you guys may enjoy it. I have no connection with any of the people mentioned above.
  3. Authentic transfers

    How about a bit of distressing with a fiberglass pen? works for me.
  4. Bantry Town Station 1950's

    That looks good John. The colours look just right and such a change from BR regional liveries.
  5. Silver Fox (AEC) 2600 class

    I agree with Baz808 the finish is very good, I think they run as well as a normal Bachman DMU. It has had little use on the layout so far but is going to Digi Trains to be chipped and have AEC sound fitted.
  6. GSR Class 551 / J26 ECMbuild in 7mm

    Oh dear, severe workshop envy I have, makes a very ancient Unimat, look, very ancient! and such an organized work place. Must start a major re tidy!
  7. Why??

    Why do I get an error code 1s160/2 page does not exist before I access this site? Mick
  8. Inchicore Class J10 Conversion From LNER J72

    Definately a superb conversion, the running after fitting the new pickup is a revelation! The line on the foreshore looks very good, well done.
  9. Signals on the Bandon

    Has anyone got a drawing and dimensions for those strange signal posts that look like an upturned cricket bat with holes in them? I believe they were made by the Railway Signal Co in Liverpool and I have traced their records to a library in the ;pool. But ask here first! This type seems to be at Bantry in the 40's/50's and at some intermediate stations, but not all and does not appear to have a corresponding junction signal.
  10. Loco Lamps when shunting

    I seem to remember a post about the colour of loco lamps when shunting. My 1933 GSR rule book says Rule 123; Engines employed exclusively in shunting at station yards and sidings must, after sunset or during for or falling snow,carry head and tail lamps both showing a red light or such other light as may be prescribed. So maybe not a red and white over each buffer as on BR. Sorry if you all knew this already!
  11. MIR 121 Kit

    Ebay bidding wars,is £65.50 a lot for an IRM 121 kit? I watched and thought Noooo! not for me. And I have not got the Athern chassis to make it a runner.
  12. A Class for sale

    DB Models, an ebay store in Bourne has five Silver Fox A class diesels for sale £109.99 or offer. One of each livery. I have no connection with this vendor not even as a customer.
  13. Mick's Bandon tank

    Progress so far about 10/11hrs work. Not an easy kit to cut your teeth on! The tab and slot construction does make it much easier but the laminating made me feel I had made parts of it twice! More pictures as I progress
  14. 2017 Calendar

    received a copy of the Pieta House calendar for 2017. All Irish railway photos many in full colour, recommended.
  15. Possible NCC wagon

    Cambrian models have just announced a new C115 LSWR 4whl van kit. looks like a candidate for a large NCC van.? At £7.70 not so expensive. I shall try and get one at Peterborough this Sunday.

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