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Robert Shrives

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Robert Shrives last won the day on March 7 2018

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About Robert Shrives

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  • Birthday 02/24/1962


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    UK rail employee working in Darkest Birmingham , on the steel rails since 1982- does not make me necessarily any good but just doing it for a long time...


  • Location
    Birmingham UK


  • Interests
    Ffestiniog Railway and modelling across many scales and gauges, walks and food survival grade only


  • Occupation
    Controller for Train operating company - Intercity sector

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  1. Wow and as all say above ! looking forward to a look at Warley B46 in November. Robert
  2. Just watched the youtube video released today and it looks as good as you would dream about ! Hope it gets to stand B 46 at Warley later this year. Robert
  3. The "deed is done" with 2 packs ordered so thanks for bringing a major part of the CIE et al freight story to the model world in rtr format - as said before some thing unimaginable 5 years ago. Account now into hiding after a Dapol factory open day last weekend. I look forward seeing samples on stand B46 at Warley show at the NEC, November 23rd and 24th . Robert
  4. I believe some Chips can have this sort of fun programmed in and can be user activated. Personally I prefer the real world where it comes out of the blue... I guess the smoke unit should have an oil launcher cell as well... But brilliant work and I look forward even if the wallet/ bank manager have doubts.. Robert
  5. Hi a bit late to the party but to echo comments on the pics and updates - thanks . The van roof in card does have a used battered look to it, sets it apart from a brand new example. Robert
  6. Hi Recently in Bristol a set was painted while crew changed ends. Amazingly they goons politely asked the driver if he could wait while they finished. Needless to say no unit to replace it at Bristol so it ran all day like it. My TOC has the same problem at Leicester station - 24hr manned and CCTV yet sets get a reg tagging. Re last time killed three younger "artists" were added to Darwin awards in South London when struck by a naughty train stopping these Innocent street artists displaying there works on railway infrastructure - lines closed for the day while police picked up the evidence and body parts ! The press were all over the railway - it was to blame!!! As the late Winsor Davis said " Oh dear .how sad , never mind ." 15 years ago at Skipton the police intercepted a gang just before starting work , the second shift in a car sped off and due to a mobile phone the police were able to locate and place them at the scene with intent, despite lame excuses, a good day had in court, sadly shitty little fines vice a public whipping handed down... - and I am a reasonable soul. Back in the day at Bristol a set of parcel vans were sprayed and the youth who executed the work was captured when Hornby models of his work were uncovered- he had planned the application - but not that well as the models were not scale length.. Trying to be reasonable if they are jobless oiks (which might be debatable in this case) give them a job on the railway in the works to clean and repaint vehicles. Robert
  7. How very nice ! I guess it shows the speed of an inquiry is expected to be so slow the rust will have back filled before a visit!! Almost as useful as indicators on BMWs - and not for getting taxes paid for that to be painted on! Now will IRM provide a scale transfer to go with packs ?? Just putting on a hat as its too hot for a coat - leaves stage right. Robert
  8. Hi I recall a dodge of having a photo graph in the shed gloom to do that . Perhaps a resin older version will do the job ? Robert
  9. Thanks , a great leak the size of a bust radiator hose ! October for the IE one and save pennies (pounds) for the IR in 2020, say thanks to the great man for his forethought and preservance in this locomotive and range of stock. Robert
  10. First shots look the part and underframe shot looks good. Certainly the diecast enriched uranium (given lurid colour) chassis will hold the track very well - and keep prying fingers away !! I had not spotted before the shape of the spray tank module frame - very Bullied in shape. Ladder and etched top look the part - will need extra careful thought on storage. Looking forward to these and with spray module version last will allow time to build a spray control vehicle from a secondhand BSK while you good gents create an example of perfection as I finish hacking mine , you know you will just to "taunt" me.. Robert
  11. Thanks for posting pictures - I missed it all due to a 12 hour shift covering sickness, looks as ever to have been very good Robert
  12. Thanks for reply, very nicely made I had wondered it work as a master for resin copies but I think I can work up what I would want - batch build I guess , like many just need to stop the world long enough to do some modelling ! I look forward to seeing the exhaust attached to a model. Robert
  13. The exhaust looks like it is ready for a roof mod on a MK2 gen coach Very handy if it is - your build or ? As I could happily use some . Robert
  14. Hi Thanks - yes well corrected it is the off side set looking "up the road" from within the crossing "envelope." I watched some forward facing cctv of a voyager set running in Scotland where the train missed a cyclist by inches and train was doing 80mph! So yes we survived but not all do it has to be said, still a good shot of a basic but practical shed. cheers Robert
  15. Great photos - is it me or is the road signal head for the crossing turned away from the road? Robert
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