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  1. Kinghambranch liked John Petley's post in the thread How do you wives/girlfriends view your interest in Steam Railways ?.

    I think your wife could set up quite a useful little business on the side making and icing birthday cakes for members of this forum! They are really good. If my wife wasn't such an excellent cake-maker, I'd be sending you a PM asking if she...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 10:09 PM
  2. Kinghambranch replied to the thread How do you wives/girlfriends view your interest in Steam Railways ?.

    Awesome Hawker Tempest cake!

    Jan 22, 2018 at 5:48 PM
  3. Kinghambranch liked NeilL's post in the thread How do you wives/girlfriends view your interest in Steam Railways ?.

    My wife suggested a trip to India for one of her significant birthdays. Rather tongue in cheek I got her a brochure from Ffestiniog Travel that included their 3 week 'Indian Hill Railways' tour. I was somewhat surprised when she said 'Yes that...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 5:47 PM
  4. Kinghambranch liked RLinkinS's post in the thread How do you wives/girlfriends view your interest in Steam Railways ?.

    My wife has been very supportive for nearly 40 years. She quite enjoys most of the rides and has slept of some very fine railways. She has her own hobbies at which she is very skilled, the sugar flower she makes are stunning.She also makes lovely...

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  5. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    I'd still like to see the sight though! Also, if "Toplight" finishes his coach by 21st March I'd like to hire it for a trip on the GWSR to Broadway!

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:08 PM
  6. Kinghambranch liked gwalkeriow's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    The early MK1 compartment coaches had interiors that were pure LMS, a wooden panelled MK1 that has had plenty of TLC can still be a wow in my eyes.

    Jan 22, 2018 at 3:06 PM
  7. Kinghambranch replied to the thread So what will be running in 2018?.

    6989 Wightwick Hall is almost done at last and looking good. Don't know whether it will go on hire from Quainton though. http://wightwick-hall-6989.com/id5.html

    Jan 22, 2018 at 12:16 PM
  8. Kinghambranch liked Foxhunter's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Ummm.... not quite. The Doncaster mob stated that it had "been working quietly for a decade" prior to the cutting of the frames for their locomotive in 2014, at almost exactly the same time that the P2SLC were cutting theirs. But the A1SLT had...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 12:08 PM
  9. Kinghambranch liked 60017's post in the thread How do you wives/girlfriends view your interest in Steam Railways ?.

    Frequent occurrence in some Nat Pres threads !:Updated::D

    Jan 22, 2018 at 12:05 PM
  10. Kinghambranch liked DisusedBranch's post in the thread How do you wives/girlfriends view your interest in Steam Railways ?.

    The rhetorical question that immediately springs to my mind is "... and why should she have done?" My experience of many railway enthusiasts (including my own father) is that they have a habit of talking at people, rather than to them, banging...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 9:32 AM
  11. Kinghambranch liked 242A1's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    Lots of engines that we might like to have saved, or weren't around anymore when the progression of time brought about the desire (to say nothing about the money) to save examples. So, what do we want, what we see as attractive options purely due...

    Jan 21, 2018 at 9:39 PM
  12. Kinghambranch liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    It seems this thread has just turned into "post a picture of a random loco"...

    Jan 21, 2018 at 6:08 PM
  13. Kinghambranch liked The Green Howards's post in the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    The problem with the P2 is that almost simultaneously, two groups said "we're building a P2". One was a new group; the other a group with a proven track record. If you want to see an LNER 2-8-2 running in the UK, to whom are you going to give...

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:09 PM
  14. Kinghambranch replied to the thread Current and Proposed New-Builds.

    I guess the answer must be, "not a lot" hence very little information on actual progress. I visited their stall at a model railway show last year and they were asking for more volunteers to fill posts concerned with managing and running the...

    Jan 21, 2018 at 11:12 AM