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  1. A potential 'problem' with that might be the portrayal of the swastika on the smoke deflector. There might be some ways round the restrictions in Germany, but it might just be felt easier to not do it there? It might also be felt that, for international audiences, the use of the symbol may be more important to the narrative than the use of the right locomotive?
  2. This reminded me of an event that happened in the filming of the excellent Private Schulz. Michael Elphick, as Schulz, and Ian Richardson, as Major Neuheim, were required to be filmed, from a distance, appearing to be on foot in the foothills of the Alps, somewhere in Austria. It was felt that could be be done adequately in a Scottish glen, so they set off up there. Schulz and Neuheim were in full uniform and walking along one side of the valley, with the rest of the crew on the other side - by means of signals, they managed to take a few shots before a drizzly shower closed in the v
  3. This bridge, close to Junction 3 on the M8, is known as The Woodenbridge - the decking being made from old sleepers. https://www.google.com/maps/place/Rathdowney,+Co.+Laois/@52.8534538,-7.4618162,197m/data=!3m1!1e3!4m5!3m4!1s0x485d1e368d613f97:0xa00c7a997318630!8m2!3d52.8557157!4d-7.5867228 There are three steel beams, one at each side and one central - with a steel chequer plate on the road bed, to reduce abrasion of the wood and provide a bit of grip in wet weather. The road across the bridge has a 3 tonne weight limit indica
  4. Rumour has it that it may have something to do with a Disney film..?
  5. For those who like to record livery variations.
  6. If you stand at the end of the runway, you can sometimes get quite a close look at them...
  7. There's a good bit of interesting footage in this - it passed me by at the time.
  8. @jhb171achillis actually quite well known in some rather niche sporting circles. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kudu_dung-spitting
  9. Not just East European staff on the Cork run... Don't sit in his seat...
  10. It is often a bad idea to watch a 'factual TV programme' about anything that you have more than a passing knowledge of. In terms of enthusiasts parting with money, there can be a general tendency to make the "Will I? Won't I?" decision easier to take as the distance from home goes up. It can become an "It's now or never" choice. On the Big Island, I live about thirty miles from the Severn Valley Railway, but I've never been there - because I can always go next week.... (Well, in 'normal' times I can)
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