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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #2250 on: July 14, 2019, 10:53:16 PM »
I picked this book up from my local model shop for a good price. Its a very interesting read by a well known author. Never really planned anything for my railway regarding operation, rule 1 applies really but maybe I can make things a bit more realistic.


Still not sold my keyboard yet on e-bay or anywhere else for that matter, pity they have a Jubilee in my model shop too. One of those would complete my collection with the steam locos, not sure if you can get Patriots apart from kit built ones, probably rarer than hens teeth.
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« Reply #2251 on: July 15, 2019, 07:03:02 AM »
Hope that your newly acquired reference book is interesting. What is the title please chris? Research goes a way in my opinion. I just have quite a few photos i took years ago

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #2252 on: July 15, 2019, 10:10:08 AM »
Er...... Railway operation for the modeller?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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« Reply #2253 on: July 15, 2019, 10:20:03 AM »
Probably. Was unsure what book material chris was referring to

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #2254 on: July 15, 2019, 06:14:52 PM »
Quote from: lil chris
I picked this book up from my local model shop for a good price. ...


Thanks Chris - I've now added that (and two others) to my Amazon Wish List! May have to wait till B-day.

Cheers  :beers:

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« Reply #2255 on: July 15, 2019, 06:28:38 PM »
thanks thats what bealman and i were thinking, was not sure as memory went blank this morning !!!!


thanks for posting -will look out for that book

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« Reply #2256 on: July 27, 2019, 10:01:11 PM »
Hi guys pleased you like the book, it is a good read with plenty of ideas, sorry not replied earlier. I have had plenty time to read it, the Railway and Music room has been more or less out of bounds these last few days. On Thursday it had a high of 95f ie about 35c well too warm, unlike the British railways my track looks ok and not warped. Trouble was I had would have to be a bit warped to stay in the room for any length of time.
 I have sold one of my Keyboards my treasured Yamaha Motif synth and some speakers I was not using which has given me more room, think I mentioned it before on a previous post.I did put it on e-bay but never got a decent offer plus you have to pay 10% commission, I sold it on Gumtree and got a good price. I might treat myself to a Jubilee next month for my birthday, I think that will make a nice addition to my stock. Now lets give that Deltic a run........
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« Reply #2257 on: August 17, 2019, 08:16:02 PM »
Hooray the temp has dropped a bit in the railway room only about 75f now I can live with that. I gave the tracks a clean the other night with isop using my hardboard hand cleaner.Trains been running tonight, my trusty Deltic, what a good runner this loco is the best I have ever had. I also run my Union mills 3f 43650 with a small goods train. I did take some pictures but something has gone wrong, when I checked the memory card on the computer no pics and it said the card needs formatting but was then unable to format the card. The card was in the camera when I started to use the camera, its a old card and I have bought two more faster cards recently to use, so I have formatted one of those in the camera ready to try taking them again so watch this space.
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« Reply #2258 on: August 17, 2019, 09:10:29 PM »
Update..... the pics are on the card, must be this stupid computer playing up. Second attempt and the computer saw the files ok. Some of the pics are ok but I need more light on some pics especially trying to use my lens at 150mm and perhaps using a tripod might help.  Here are some of the pics. First is 4mt 80079 with a local passenger train.

Then 43650 my Union mills waiting for the signal to change.

Then we have my Detic going over the viaduct......

and then entering the station under the road bridge.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #2259 on: August 17, 2019, 09:16:51 PM »
The good thing about taking pics is it highlights things, like that semiphore signal, now its working correctly I need to cover the base.
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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #2260 on: August 17, 2019, 09:30:18 PM »
Thanks for those great pics, Chris.
I find sometimes the little locking switch on the side of the SD card may move slightly and the computer then doesn't see any content.

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« Reply #2261 on: August 17, 2019, 09:52:02 PM »
Excellent photographs, Chris.  Thank you.

I love that tall signal box.

Best wishes.

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« Reply #2262 on: August 17, 2019, 10:20:20 PM »
Yep, good pics. Love that DP1 - wish I'd gotten one while I had the chance.

You're right about photography.... I was just commenting yesterday in my layout thread that you spot things that you don't normally notice.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: East Lancashire lines
« Reply #2263 on: August 18, 2019, 12:04:44 PM »
Excellent photographs, Chris.  Thank you.

I love that tall signal box.

Best wishes.

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« Reply #2264 on: August 18, 2019, 08:50:27 PM »
Thanks everyone for the kind comments. I know what you mean Mick about the tab on the cards I think its this computer though. It's on W7 I really need to update it soon to W10, I did update it once before but it run like a slow snail so I put it back to W7. When I do update it I will do a clean install, should still get it for free because of the previous attempt at a W10 install.
Re the railway, I have a few jobs to do including another track clean session and then I will take some more pics.
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