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  1. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread Turntables..

    It's the same nearly every time I pass it. (Winchester Library Railway Section beckoning!!) Pat

    Sep 26, 2020 at 9:21 PM
  2. Dunfanaghy Road liked Richard Roper's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    I don't either - I can't bloody read it! Richard. :)

    Sep 26, 2020 at 8:44 PM
  3. Dunfanaghy Road liked 60044's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Some years ago I used to be a member of the WSR unofficial discussion forum (because I was interested in the heritage carriage project). One of the main reasons I stopped following it was that a certain "Rodders154" was a regular contributor of...

    Sep 25, 2020 at 10:48 PM
  4. Dunfanaghy Road liked Pete Thornhill's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    Another day another troublemaker removed. Please note we do not tolerate abuse of other members and instances such as this morning will result in suspension of your account here.

    Sep 25, 2020 at 10:29 AM
  5. Dunfanaghy Road liked LC2's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

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  6. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    Aaaarh! The NTC train. Last time I saw that was at Maiden Newton. Fine once it gets going, but a bit of beast to set up / strike down, especially on a curve. Pat

    Sep 22, 2020 at 12:12 PM
  7. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    If it were Network Rail the entire full lead (crossover) would be their property, together with the associated signalling (a ground frame in this case). Whether one can use NR as a model for WSR is open to debate :rolleyes:. Pat

    Sep 22, 2020 at 12:06 PM
  8. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    Aha. You spotted my deliberate error. :oops: Thanks for the correction. Pat

    Sep 20, 2020
  9. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    Blimey Martin, you don't want much, do you? :D If 499 runs by the end of 2020 I'll be 70. While we do have a few younger guys coming along, I think a rest may well be the first option! :Happy: Pat

    Sep 20, 2020
  10. Dunfanaghy Road liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Mid Hants Railway Operational Matters.

    If I had a pound for every time I’d heard “shouldn’t be too much of a job” I’d have enough money to pay for the serious overhaul which inevitably then ensues … Tom

    Sep 20, 2020
  11. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    One thing we have realised about Mr. Urie - he knew the value of a £1. He would no more have thrown good money at one of the 'Butterflies' than flown to the Moon. Simple and solid are the hallmarks of his oeuvre. The first H15s (thrown into the...

    Sep 20, 2020
  12. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    I believe that the requirement of "membership to volunteer" on MHR lapsed some years ago. Bad move, IMHO, as I have been a Member since 1974 (Life since 1976). The initial argument for membership was to do with insurance: the society had income...

    Sep 20, 2020
  13. Dunfanaghy Road liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread West Somerset Railway General Discussion.

    On the subject of membership of an organisation to volunteer, the key thing to me is to ensure the people running the show are actually accountable to the volunteers. If you don't have to join the support organisation, then if it starts to lose...

    Sep 20, 2020
  14. Dunfanaghy Road replied to the thread Turntables..

    In Winchester, on the road in from Alresford, just before the cemetery, there is a house with a turntable which is nicely finished with stone setts. I don't think it is ever used, but was probably the price of getting planning consent. (I read...

    Sep 19, 2020
  15. Dunfanaghy Road liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Oh. How about an E10, then? :) Tom (ducks and runs for cover ...)

    Sep 19, 2020