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  1. Flying Phil replied to the thread Oswestry Update.

    Thanks again for all your updates ilvaporista. .....I note the model Cambrian Railway 4 - 4 - 0 on the front page of the website.........it looks very similar to the new-build 567 locomotive project, could be a useful visitor in a few years...

    Jan 25, 2021 at 4:50 PM
  2. Flying Phil replied to the thread Museums in Leicester.

    On checking via google Earth I can see that the Stoneygate Tram building still exists - the new petrol station is right alongside! Hopefully, of course, we may yet see a proper Leicester Railway/Transport Museum being built alongside GCR...

    Jan 25, 2021 at 3:00 PM
  3. Flying Phil replied to the thread Museums in Leicester.

    That Museum of Technology is in Lincolnshire so is probably not what the OP was asking about Johann?

    Jan 25, 2021 at 1:51 PM
  4. Flying Phil liked 35B's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Also worth remembering that JustGiving is good for a specific appeal, but incurs (or at least did last time I looked) ongoing membership costs while the account remains open and takes time to set up. I'm considering my position on another...

    Jan 25, 2021 at 11:05 AM
  5. Flying Phil posted a new thread.

    Great Central Railway (Nottingham)

    I have looked back and done a "search" but there doesn't seem to be a dedicated thread on this Railway Centre. Obviously it is closely aligned with the GCR and also the "Gap" project threads but it does have its own identity so perhaps we could...

    Forum: Heritage Railways & Centres in the UK

    Jan 25, 2021 at 10:57 AM
  6. Flying Phil replied to the thread Museums in Leicester.

    Going back to the OP - from memory... Leicester Engine shed was not open to the public....it was just used to keep the engines until they went to somewhere else. East Midlands Museum of Technology.......this might have been the name for the...

    Jan 25, 2021 at 10:24 AM
  7. Flying Phil replied to the thread GCR Rolling Stock Trust.

    I was able to view the website and it is good to see signs of renewed progress.....but what is happening about building No4?

    Jan 24, 2021 at 6:07 PM
  8. Flying Phil attached a file to the thread Museums in Leicester.

    I had a friend who spent some time at the old Leicester Midland engine shed helping to clean the stored engines there, Midland "Spinner" and the MR 2-4-0. They were then taken to the Stoneygate "museum" which was the old tram depot. I don't...

    2013-01-17_4 Mar 68 Leics.JPG 2013-01-17_7 Mar 68.JPG Jan 24, 2021 at 5:59 PM
  9. Flying Phil attached a file to the thread 34039 Boscastle WC class.

    Re the dragbox[ATTACH] Here is a screenshot of the engineering CAD file which was used for it's fabrication.

    Screenshot 2019-10-02 at 17.jpg Jan 23, 2021 at 5:03 PM
  10. Flying Phil liked MellishR's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Meanwhile we need to make our personal decisions whether to help EA to acquire some more trackbed, while it is available, by buying shares. It looks very straightforward for those who are already shareholders from the Bratton Fleming fund raising...

    Jan 20, 2021 at 9:44 PM
  11. Flying Phil liked ianh's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Decision made BACS it is then.... fortunatly setup for the Bratton Fleming Purchase

    Jan 20, 2021 at 9:44 PM
  12. Flying Phil liked Breva's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Well said, hear-hear!

    Jan 20, 2021 at 9:44 PM
  13. Flying Phil liked Meatman's post in the thread Lynton and Barnstaple - Operations and Development.

    Three of EA's directors have been involved with this railway for 30+ years,firstly when it was an association and then as it became a trust,they were instrumental in putting into place the purchase of Woody Bay Station,laying the running line to...

    Screenshot_20210118-195458.jpg Jan 20, 2021 at 9:44 PM
  14. Flying Phil liked ianh1's post in the thread BR Standard class 6 No. 72010 'Hengist' and Clan Discussion Thread.

    Latest update for you. James, on our modelling team, has been working on the BR1F tender model and here's a first view[ATTACH] P.S. If anyone has the drawings for the intermediate buffers and springs that are fitted to the front of the tender, we...

    Tender Frames Assembly 2.png Jan 20, 2021 at 12:05 PM
  15. Flying Phil replied to the thread 567 Victorian 4-4-0 New Build.

    Just to update this from Legrandanglais on the "GCR Gap" thread..... ...."Unfortunately, the GCR567 Chief Engineer is having to run this EMRT Project oversight - so 567 Engineering management is having to take a back seat - although others in the...

    Jan 20, 2021 at 12:01 PM