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Mike 84C

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    Digby Lincolnshire


  • 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.


  • 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!!!

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  1. Brilliant photos JHB, your father has done us proud with those photos. Fresh angles on a well known subject. All the Swilly locos were attractive and distinctive. I like the human element and little things like the shovel leaning against a coal pile. Thanks for posting.
  2. Rather moody and atmospheric JHB you should take a bow the applause is loud !
  3. I was looking at the J27 during our club meet last Wednesday. I doubt you will be disappointed, a very nice "nice to have". How do you find the 00 Works Bandon tank? mine is a little "grumbly" still a nice model. And has yours got the large brass washers behind the wheels? Mick
  4. What a transformation Eoin, lots of words could be used but for me only one is necessary; brilliant! It is a showcase for your skills.
  5. Looks like the one I returned with missing handrails is for sale . They came close too getting another one back with a u/s speaker. But its repaired now. The q c does mot seem to be very good, Have others had similar problems?
  6. I wonder if Roger could be persuaded to do the F 6 in 4mm scale? You are doing a lovely job with the kit, just as we would expect!
  7. Just looked through my 2013 edition of Alphagraphix catalogue and it says the 7mm range of Irish rolling stock kits is available in 4mm scale by adding 400 to the kit reference e.g. kit cc9 becomes kit cc409. I have several from them to use as plans. They do quote an email add; sirberkley@tiscali.co.uk. Hope this helps and I am just a happy customer no connection!.
  8. I had not seen that Chris Tarrant film before, I met Jacky Wheelan 10yrs ago he looks exactly the same as then! Probably the same Cap! Very proud of his crushed glass ballast!
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  10. Looks like the old marketing acronym FOMO is working a treat! And good luck to the lads at Irish railway models. I hope their success is repeated with the Accurascale models.
  11. I thought I read somewhere that the 400 class 4-6-0 rebuilds could only be turned at certain depots using extension rails? So you may be in good company! Lead, I have a roll of 3mm thick flashing leftover from a building project. PM me if you want some and I'll despatch some. Mic
  12. Over 0n RM Web just recently, I believe on the Wright Writes thread, there have been conversations about photography and ways to clean up old photos to a standard I did'nt believe. It was'nt just photoshopimg them either. I'll have a look because that photo is not beyond recovery.
  13. I did stick at my job till age 69 but last three yrs part time but I had a reason; small wife and large mortgage!! Often the result of second marriages! Also the EU have made the HGV drivers hours regulations so complicated its B----y ridiculous.
  14. My happiness factor is very high! In the hand said green 0-6-0t looks much better than photographs and it weighs enough to pull more wagons than I will ever need. My only puzzlement is what is the small hole in the front top of the saddle tank? Its an odd place for a washout plug. I shall contact 00works.
  15. The hard to manage and unable to find stuff again is why I am not on facebook. One of us in our house constantly trawling through the pages looking for something they found is quite enough. The device may land on the front lawn if that were me!
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