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  1. Have you got the replacement buses laid on?
  2. https://www.huntleyarchives.com/collection.asp?collection=The+Flying+Scotsman&fbclid=IwAR1CY-YwikjGBvJw7ah5RIfQJfALhT2IKhafcxEMWultMdhW7eYVxyaTNrY
  3. I doubt that anybody at Hornby can remember the working steamers, so don't realise that the wheels were more of an oily black than the dry dusty modern dirt.
  4. Thanks Mick. I should hope drivers are not colour blind Mick. Whoops. A lot of years ago, I passed all of the tests to join the Fire Brigade. Just the medical to do, and I was thinking about the colour tests. Medical all done and ppassed, and Doc suddenly said. "Oh, colours!" and pulled out a length of card with wool wrapped around it. All nice bright colours so easy to see Red, and Green and all of the others. Couple of years later I got caught out on a snooker table when I played the Brown instead of a Red. Hahaha. Nobody reported me thankfully.
  5. It's weird Mick. I can see that there is a red light and what I assumed was the brighter green, but which you say is white. We have the Metro rail system here where we can actually sit at the front and look out. The driver is in his little cabin on one side of the carriage. I see signals coming with 4 lights arranged vertically, and every one of those looks orange to me. I am affected by shades of all sorts of colours. I moved to a new bakery years ago, and buggered up all the figurework which was supposed to be red and green. I could not differentiate the inks, but the plastic on the pens was easy. I also did a whole batch of fondant fancies in white because I thought it was pink. Yes I do drive, Traffic lights are ok, but I admit to having to be careful in a strange town at night as I can lose the red light in the sodium street lamps. Oh what fun. I have made it to 71 without serious mishap, but do wonder sometimes what I have missed. Poppies in a field for instance. I have to be close to see them.
  6. More great work Mick. Would dummy signal satisfy you for the ones that you can't see? May I ask a really daft question please. Being colour blind, I see all sorts of colours in railway signals, depending on the level of light. Red, Orange, and Green, maybe Yellow. I don't really have a clue. Now you are talking about Red and White. Please put me out of my misery.
  7. That is correct. Can you cut down the building on say, the ridge line, and create space for sone trees cut and painted from mdf?
  8. That is exactly the right attitude Mick It is your railway, and could justifiably be called MWR. That is Mick's Wonderful Railway. Your planting has matured beautifully, your viaducts have weathered a treat, and now your shed stations are just about perfect. For God's sake put your tools away now, and run some trains.
  9. Your painting is great Mick. It certainly works and the mountains do look realistic. If I had produced that I would have been delighted. I refuse to mention the geographical error, because I doubt so very much that anybody will notice. Your backscenes are nothing short of brilliant!
  10. What a difference! That works for me Mick
  11. That is so very different from a couple of weeks ago Mick. I was teasing about the fence you know. If anything, I might add some of the brushwood screen or whatever its called, but that is neither here nor there as that behid the shed area is hardly part of your intended "picture".
  12. You really need to get a backscene around the garden fence. 😉😉
  13. The backscene is fine as it is Mick. You know the problem when you are weathering wagons. Stop at the right time or overdo it. Time to stop now. I can see the problem that you mentioned with the footbridge. How difficult would it be to cut out and turn the steps at one end? A job for a wet day I think.
  14. Looking better all the time. Put a grounded coach on piles of sleepers in the "bay" platform.
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