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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #480 on: June 26, 2015, 01:31:05 PM »
Ha! So I'm not the only one who routinely works on models held a couple of inches away!

You do you work that far away from the model!!!!  :goggleeyes: I've got my nose on my when I work!!!!

Loving the E2 Ozymandias!

I bet you look like the forger from the Great Escape "Please Take Me With You"  :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:

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« Reply #481 on: June 26, 2015, 04:41:25 PM »
Donald Pleasance ?

Another of those great British actors from the 50s/60s who could hold his own with the Yanks.

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« Reply #482 on: June 26, 2015, 04:43:41 PM »
Donald Pleasance ?

Another of those great British actors from the 50s/60s who could hold his own with the Yanks.

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Joe

And the spiting image of my old Classics Master at School

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« Reply #483 on: June 26, 2015, 04:45:55 PM »
We nicknamed ours "Elmer" - E.L. Moore  :D

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Joe

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #484 on: June 26, 2015, 04:53:56 PM »
....Happy Days.......

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« Reply #485 on: June 26, 2015, 05:04:03 PM »
They were, because kids from less well-off families could get a good education for free in the UK - I certainly did. Apparently UK universities now charge fees of around £10 000 per year.

Can "ordinary" families still afford that ?

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« Reply #486 on: June 27, 2015, 03:24:31 PM »
No, but the theory is that an ordinary graduate can.  It doesn't come out of your pocket at the time, you get a low interest loan for the full amount of fees which the university charges, which you then pay back over the course of your career out of your income.
It works more like a special graduate income tax.  It doesn't matter how much money you or your parents have.  Also, if you end up not earning enough to pay it back you don't have to pay it back.
While I would have preferred my university education to be free like my parents' the system doesn't seem entirely unjust.  After all, the government can't be expected to pay out bloated state sector pensions and provide higher education now, can it? :P

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #487 on: June 27, 2015, 03:29:31 PM »
↑OT  :sorrysign:  :thankyousign:
Takahachikawa - Japanese and other trains

Birmingham Knotmore Street - (ex) GWR mainline through the Midlands

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #488 on: June 27, 2015, 03:46:25 PM »
Agreed. :offtopicsign:
Sorry but I feel the thread has been well and truly hijacked.

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #489 on: June 27, 2015, 04:40:39 PM »
Sorry  :-[
You were saying about railways...

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #490 on: June 29, 2015, 10:49:12 AM »
That E2 looks a bit different now...! Stripped, dismantled, cleaned up, re-assembled and re-funnelled...

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A B1 kit on the way to becoming the BR incarnation of "Mayflower":

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I learned a salutory lesson abotu the importance of wearing a mask while spraying last night.

I came in from the garage (having been spraying some decal paper and loco body with "provincial light blue"). SHMBO said "What on earth have you done to your nose?!"

On checking in the mirror, the inside of my nostrils were bright blue. I looked like the frontage of a Soho nightclub. I'll use the mask in future...  :doh:
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #491 on: June 29, 2015, 11:10:39 AM »
That E2 looks a bit different now...! Stripped, dismantled, cleaned up, re-assembled and re-funnelled...

Looks great - what's the chimney off?

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Alan
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #492 on: June 29, 2015, 11:56:15 AM »
That E2 looks a bit different now...! Stripped, dismantled, cleaned up, re-assembled and re-funnelled...

Looks great - what's the chimney off?

Cheers,
Alan


Errrm... don't know!!  :-[ It was in my bits box and look about right compared to pics I googled! :)
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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #493 on: June 30, 2015, 10:26:18 AM »
A couple more on the go...

A repainted Warship (D802 "Formidable") gets some decals:

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The E5 is repaired after my Dremelling accident - you'd never know... ;)

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A class 47 gets a provincial livery:

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And the Czech S699 looks a lot better for some paint (and suspiciously close in colour to the provincial 47!)  :whistle:

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Re: Spares and repair discoveries
« Reply #494 on: June 30, 2015, 10:46:33 AM »
That's a very nice repair job on the E5 :thumbsup:

 

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