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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. 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!
  2. Why??

    Why do I get an error code 1s160/2 page does not exist before I access this site? Mick
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. 2017 Calendar

    received a copy of the Pieta House calendar for 2017. All Irish railway photos many in full colour, recommended.
  10. 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.
  11. Guys, I looked on the old site and there seemed to be a proposed register of CIE wagons. I ask because my interest has been sparked in the converted H wagons with ladders up the side, roof walks and roof hatches. Did they have slope sheets inside and hopper bottoms or was it a man with a shovel? Any side view photographs? And is there a photo or drawing of the corridor side for the MGW 60ft composites built on the Belgian under frames? Any help is much appreciated MIke
  12. Hornby /donor carriages

    Modelling Irish Railways suggests the Hornby Caledonian carriages as being suitable for conversion into GSWR style carriages. Browsing through my books does not really suggest a suitable victim! Any suggestions guys?
  13. Signalbox

    I was at our local Lincoln model railway club show this weekend and came across this guy;Severn Models, he produces some very useful model of garden sheds,lineside huts, workshop tools, and a Mackenzie & Holland Type 3 signalbox all photo etched,which I thought could look rather Irish if painted in the correct livery. The sample etchings on his stand were excellent; so I bought the signalbox kit. His website is http://www.SevernModels.com Also http://www.petite-properties.com who do a very good range of buildings and their range of paint/colour for finishing looks very good. Usual disclaimer just a customer! Mick
  14. Details for Bredins

    Did each bogie have a brake cylinder or were both bogies braked from one cylinder? difficult to tell from the photos I have. Thanks for any advice. mike
  15. Pontifract Exhibition.

    Just got home from a very pleasureable day helping David Holman operate Arigna Town. Just brilliant! all who are interested should get to Cultra in December? its a treat to watch and operate. I never realized there was so much potential for operation from a platform loop, two sidings and a turntable road. A real treat I could be a bit smitten! And a very good exhibition all round.

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