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  1. martin1656 replied to the thread 100% Authenticity.

    Can you get low Salt ready salted crisps?

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:17 PM
  2. martin1656 replied to the thread 100% Authenticity.

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:14 PM
  3. martin1656 replied to the thread 100% Authenticity.

    they were to heavy beyond Exeter unless you mean unrebuilt light ones.

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:09 PM
  4. martin1656 replied to the thread 100% Authenticity.

    Remarks like that young man, will end up with you taking a bath in an oil bath !!

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:08 PM
  5. martin1656 liked Jamessquared's post in the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    Why do you keep insisting that it is an either / or? Do you suppose railways say "we were going to clean the carriages, but decided to issue Edmondson tickets instead"? Far more likely that attention to detail begets attention to detail, i.e. a...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:06 PM
  6. martin1656 replied to the thread 100% Authenticity.

    Alex, An MN is only authentic if its slipping out of Waterloo at the head of 13 coaches heading for weymouth , or Exeter. :)

    Jun 19, 2018 at 10:02 PM
  7. martin1656 replied to the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    That depends, I can think that to a restless child, used to instant entertainment, a railway jouney can be a bit boring, some of course, if they can see and hear the locomotive, the smoke, the sound of the whistle, the clickety click of...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 7:56 PM
  8. martin1656 liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    I'm curious as to how many of these people claiming no one cares about cardboard tickets have actually gone through a train of 8 carriages and clipped them all. For many kids it's a highlight, something to break up the monotony of the train...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 7:33 PM
  9. martin1656 replied to the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    I'm very much of that impression, its all part of the time past gone experience that we try to give people, that's why station staff wear authentic uniforms, why footplate staff like to have the proper look, why ticket inspectors go through...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 7:32 PM
  10. martin1656 liked Reading General's post in the thread Edmonson tickets a lost "cause" for ever?.

    the whole day out for Joe Public should be , as far as possible, a step back into another world, to entertain and educate. Rolling up at an authentic booking window (where you have to stoop to talk to the Clerk no doubt) and be able to watch your...

    Jun 19, 2018 at 7:22 PM
  11. martin1656 replied to the thread 35018 British India Line.

    No, West coast can't spare her to send her down south just yet, not sure what the reason is.

    Jun 18, 2018 at 10:21 PM