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  1. 30854 replied to the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    Very sad news and a great loss to both heritage rail, to art and to wildlife. May I join in expressing my condolences to friends and family. David Shepherd RIP

    Sep 20, 2017 at 8:02 PM
  2. 30854 liked Southern Gricer's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    Sad news. This thread about his engines led me to read his book "A Brush with Steam". I met him on a number of occasions and liked his no nonsense approach to life. I also recently watched the Paul Barnes film from 1967 "The Painter and the...

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  3. 30854 liked goldfish's post in the thread David Shepherd (RIP) and his locomotives..

    My parents had a handful of David Shepherd prints in the house, both signed and (apparently from comments above… ;) ) the rarer unsigned variety. I've a slightly confused childhood memory of meeting him when 92203 was doing brakevan rides at the...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 7:43 PM
  4. 30854 liked paulhitch's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    That is a good point, I expect any answer will be complicated! PH

    Sep 20, 2017 at 7:32 PM
  5. 30854 liked maddog's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Is there any issues with creating new standard gauge heritage carriages? (Perhaps an issue for it's own thread.) I'm thinking more along the lines of possible safety concerns in collisions.

    Sep 20, 2017 at 7:32 PM
  6. 30854 liked paulhitch's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    It is a matter of what you have to "tell the story" and what you haven't. On the I.O.W. we have three utterly genuine locomotives whilst nine out of the ten passenger vehicles currently in service have an Island pedigree. It was hoped to build a...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 7:05 PM
  7. 30854 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Probably forever a pipe dream. The bottom line is that most LBSCR bogie stock from the early 20th century either went to the Isle of Wight, or was withdrawn in the 1930s, with stock on the mainland comprising new Maunsell carriages and older SECR...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 7:04 PM
  8. 30854 replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Still pretty damned impressive, however you slice it! Last time I was there, back when everything had been dipped in woad, it was a 3 trains at Devil's Bridge day. I'd rather the line as it is now, with the two passing loops and intermediate...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 7:03 PM
  9. 30854 replied to the thread Baldwin "Lyn" new build..

    Nice clips Graham. That's right up there on my list of sights seen in old books which I thought I'd never see, right alongside a double fairlie crossing Britannia Bridge!

    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:30 PM
  10. 30854 liked cncmodeller's post in the thread Baldwin "Lyn" new build..

    I visited the Railway on Tuesday and not expecting to see LYN there at all and was rewarded with seeing her in steam and on test. [MEDIA] [MEDIA] Graham

    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:27 PM
  11. 30854 replied to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Some interesting thoughts on stock. I sometimes feel the emphasis on locos (new build and restorations) leaves the bit of all that history we all bang on about a bit out in the cold. The stuff that paid for all those locos. I love a fully...

    Sep 20, 2017 at 5:22 PM
  12. 30854 liked paulhitch's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    You are quite right. Comparable IMHO to rebuilding locomotives into "Thomas the Tank Engine" characters. Paul H

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:47 PM
  13. 30854 liked The Saggin' Dragon's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    You forget that some peoples 'logic' changes with the wind; depending on whether the argument is for commercial reality or historical accuracy :)

    Sep 20, 2017 at 4:46 PM
  14. 30854 attached a file to the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    Don't I recall a bit of a kerfuffle last time that happened? [ATTACH]

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  15. 30854 liked paulhitch's post in the thread Proposed New-Builds.

    As narrow gauge has a history of showing the way to standard gauge, is this a glimmer of a hope that there will be new build rolling stock to relieve the dreary samey stuff which one tends to find on standard gauge lines? PH

    Sep 20, 2017 at 12:37 PM