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Mike 84C

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About Mike 84C

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

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  1. Ger, thanks for your comments. Its amazing just who reads this forum and the stuff that gets turned up, now we know who to really pester if we need information!, Bantree (John ) has done all the buildings so far and the group is doing general scenic work. I have done a few wagons and locos a couple of coaches. Maybe one day Bantry will visit Bantry! Stay healthy and happy. Mick
  2. Ironroad , that is a brilliant summary thank you . My weathered K is lined black and white, I think my heavy weathering deceives the eye? and I took a lot off before I was happy with it! Looking at the pictures again I realise that I have not fitted the snifting valves on the footplate or smokebox front , nor injectors and associated steampipes and I have tablet catchers, so lots to do yet! Pretty dumb as all the parts are sat in a drawer. Southeastern Finecast are a very helpful firm and will supply lots of the detail parts we need in whitemetal. I am just a very satisfied customer. Mick
  3. Thanks for taking the time to collate that table John. As this group gets bigger then info like that is essential. Mind you finding the info again in the dim and distant future can be a challenge! Be safe guys.
  4. Why is there such a shortage of toilet paper ? Here in rural Lincolnshire its an endangered substance and talking of which, tates thousands of tons grown here and more chickens live in Lincolnshire than people, well they do for 34 days till the next lot come along. Both missing from local Tesco this week. Best get in early for the silver shoppers hour! 😎
  5. Here's some pictures of my K1 which was converted from a BR/SR Bachmann model. They have been posted before but my memory fails me as to when .
  6. Narrow Planet do the GSW cast number plates, I have used several and they are very good. Check the website. Southeastern Finecast will sell a white metal cast Wainwright pattern dished smoke box door and I think Andrew at 51L has etchings for the circular GCR/LNW pattern smoke box door handles. And if you really fancy a K1 without to much expence buy a Bachmann N1 on ebay and remove the BR/SR details, its not hard.
  7. Hi Eoin, Just got a C class kit. So before I go down the hornby cut and shut route how is your kit of parts coming on? It seems to have gone quiet and thats a shame, it looks to have such such potential. Mick
  8. BtheB I like Peco code 75, works well, robust but will take a bit of abuse, a good range of switches and crossings, easily modified for DCC, lots out there on the s/h market ( or there is this side of the Irish Sea). New is stocked almost everywhere. Works for me.
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    Model railway Journal landed on my doormat today. Its worth buying just for the article about the layout Killybegs by Chris Romain. His description and the photos are excellent, more photos please I'm now a fan! Mic
  10. I almost wish I had'nt asked the question. Again I thank everyone who has so generously and freely helped in my quest. Yes ,lets get back to West Cork and what a wonderful place to be. Mick
  11. Seek and ye shall find. Thank you so much to all who took the time to reply to my request. The scanned timetables will be of great help, now for lots of printer fun or not! 🥵
  12. Is there any WTT information out there for the West Cork Lines? I'm particularly interested in trains to and from Bantry '50's until closure. From what I read the service was quite sparse but two trains a day is not going to keep the public interested ! and we need to build an operating sequence for the layout. Hope you quys can help and thanks in advance. Mick
  13. Looks like you have rediscovered Floquil Grimy Black with your grey mix. I will forward the email I had from Richard when I have worked out how to move from outlook to this site.
  14. Ingenious thinking outside of the box or even the bus! It looks brilliant
  15. But still plenty of z--------wits on the A50 going home on Saturday. When I was there on Sat there were were quite a few Hands of God appearing I hope running was better by Sunday.
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