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    Born Belfast 1946 and educated there until Queens University saw through me and threw me out - a lucky break as I became a computer programmer in London and somehow survived thirty years in computing before retiring early. After a couple of years in China, I returned to the UK and became a tour manager with Great Rail Journeys - I still work for them after 19 years.

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    Steam, steam and more steam! Blue engines with mahogany coaches are best. Modelling Portadown GNR(I)

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  1. I'm not sure if my Class WT can pull sixteen of these - but I'll have a go ........... Running out of siding space!
  2. Great stuff, Fp7. Wonder where you got the wagons from - they look familiar!
  3. Post UK to the Republic seems pretty variable. Two recent parcels from me to customers got there is a week or less, yet my letter and card of condolence to Glover's family never arrived. Thank goodness phones work!
  4. Happy Birthday, Dave. I hope that you got lots of nice pressies of collectable models!
  5. To help the waverers on this book - the full contents. Note the misprint page number, but Co Antrim seems to get a good slice?
  6. Great stuff, Patrick, the vans look super in the fictional livery. BUT, the real treats are the buildings - I'm very envious of your stationmaster's house - just terrific. Richhill needs one for Mr McDonald and his family. The very clever gent who built my goods shed, cabin and station building was supposed to do the house as well - then he got caught up in modelling modern wagons 'n things ........... Looking forward to seeing it progress. Leslie
  7. I suspect that there will be a lot of stuff seen before, I'll be able to tell when I see the book - due on 26 November, by the way. The two views on the publisher's website are one old, one new - to me at least! The big difference will be in the way they are printed. Lightmoor are right at the top of today's publishers for quality - the dull prints of yesteryear are a thing of the past - these will delight, if I'm any judge.
  8. Patrick There is a chapter entitled Narrow Gauge Compounds so we can assume the Ballycastle; and The Boat Train - Ballymena and Larne. Hope that makes the content clearer? Leslie
  9. OR, for your 20ft flats I'll sell my CIE 20ft container flat kit (easiest kit in my range) - see http://www.provincialwagons.com/cie-wagons/ send me a PM if you want more info.
  10. Yes, I have to agree that their spelling of Carndonagh was entertaining - made more amusing today as I have a young man who went to school in Buncrana fitting my new heating boiler! The perils of modern spell-checkers are probably to blame, I suspect. AOL regularly changes PETTIGO FAIR (house name, remember) to Pettifog Fair
  11. Patrick The description only mentions the GCT - I'll provide a lot more info when the book lands here. (from darkest Gloucestershire). Leslie
  12. Ah, David, I had no idea that you were one of The Brethern - I'd have given you a much better deal on wagons ...... Now, to quote Dave, I know a man ........ (who has some of these under the layout somewhere!). And yes, you're right - I am a lot more than upset over Brexit - had to change my nationality .......
  13. This new book has 224 pages. 275x215mm. Printed on gloss art paper, casebound with printed board covers. Unlike his previous two narrow gauge albums which covered the whole of the British Isles, this is solely IRISH NARROW GAUGE and of black and white photographs. So you can sit back and in the company of Michael Whitehouse, who has once again delved deep into the family archive established by his late father P.B. ‘Pat’ Whitehouse, which includes the work of many other well-known names such as W. ‘Cam’ Camwell, Henry Casserley, A.W. Croughton and Ron Jarvis, revel in the joys of a visit s
  14. Yes, I wish I hadn't sold mine - it would pay for more steam locos!
  15. Robert Yes, their works are indeed a work of art. When I first saw No.22 on their stand at Scaleforum North in Wakefield he had a completed model of North Eastern Railway 2-Co-2 No.13 built for the NER York - Newcastle electrification. We'll have to get Mike to produce an electric as designed by HENRY EOGHAN O'BRIEN for the LNWR? Leslie
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