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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.

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    Digby Lincolnshire

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    Turn of century American RR Colorado Midland and Irish railways!

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  • Occupation
    Semi retired poultry food distribution executive aka. HGV driver and its a big un!!!

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  1. That is a very handsome train. And 762, what a beautifully proportioned engine on 2ft gauge.
  2. I bought a similar one over here on the big island 10/12yrs ago for similar price + from Machine Mart. Also got quick change fittings and airbrush adapter. Bit noisy no midnight spraying! it will outlast me! that Aldi machine looks like a good buy
  3. Ernie, I think you are doing a fabulous job of putting all these collections on line for us to enjoy. Thank you and long may you keep it up.
  4. My 134 in grey arrived yesterday lovely model well impressed, the detail all round is fantastic from the detailed cab to the grilles in the bonnet. Thank you Mr Murphy .My only gripe mine is missing the front handrails , the ones by the steps so I'm now into the emailing bit . I do hope MM comes up trumps. Not Donald though!
  5. I watched the interview of John Hemingway last night. What a modest man, a man I should love to meet and talk with, those men are heros. My wifes uncle was a Captain in MTB's he would talk about his experiences just occasionally . What struck me was the heady mix of very fast wooden boat, two huge petrol powered engines, a large amount of petrol fuel and torpedo's! Captain Jim was very casual about the whole thing! Health and Safety????
  6. That GN cement wagon just about sums up what I like about Irish railways. Use what you have got to make a low cost vehicle, make do and mend, keep things going. It maybe does not look good to the public but it makes our hobby interesting.
  7. Oh! Jhb you are so right and definately a good thing for a shunting layout the temptations are growing, not helped by that Georgeconna posting pictures. Thats a terrible thing to do!
  8. I'm sort of tempted but I thought they were scrapped before the 2nd world war. So I may pass on that loco. And its a chunk of money for a small tank engine even if its beautifully built.
  9. Thanks for posting, I would not have recognised the place! I used to pass through on Halls ,Black fives etc; even went up the branch to Adderbury and Bloxham where I lived!
  10. In honesty Galteemore & KMCE have said it all. I can only add "proper job".
  11. John, I would like a first series heating/luggage van. Mick
  12. My wife and I went to the West Clare in 2012 and I was surprised the locos were in a not very secure compound and not all of them well sheeted from the elements. I hope things have changed for the better there.
  13. Brilliant Photos to cloudy in Lincolnshire.
  14. What beautiful script those reports are written in. I started to be taught that style in primary school but in came italic so my hand writing looks like neither! I do enjoy these snippets of railway history. And how learned this group is.
  15. Mike 84C

    rpsi B134 loco

    Hey!, JHB you saw I filthied up a green A class. I very nearly sprayed it silver, maybe I should have , but I like the green.
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