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 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: John Woolley Intro

 Post subject: Re: John Woolley Intro
Posted: 10 Jan 2011, 10:31 

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Welcome to the forum!

You are to be congratulated on both the quality and quantity of your online crane photos; you have some very intersting pictures, and it is kind of you to share them with us.


 Forum: Joining and Using the Forum   Topic: Usernames - A Personal View

Posted: 05 Jan 2011, 15:33 

Replies: 2
Views: 12220

I would like to second David's comments about user names. I appreciate that in many cases the use of aliases on internet forums is sensible, but I like to think that this this will be a little different - perhaps more like a professional trade association than the "rant and rave" environme...

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Roger Cooke

 Post subject: Roger Cooke
Posted: 05 Jan 2011, 15:29 

Replies: 0
Views: 4732

As one of the people instrumental in the establishment of the BDCA I thought I had better introduce myself. I have always had a strong interest in railways and steam locomotion, something I no doubt gained from my father who has similar interests. Once long ago I had the good fortune to be able to v...

 Forum: Introduce Yourself   Topic: Alex Chamberlain - the newbie

Posted: 05 Jan 2011, 14:50 

Replies: 4
Views: 11041

Alex, welcome to the forum! I am looking forward greatly to seeing both your models completed. When/if you put the Gauge 'O' kit into production, please put me down for one.

 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: MP3 - 5" Gauge live steam

Posted: 05 Jan 2011, 14:48 

Replies: 20
Views: 53803


What impact will the 5" have on the completion date of the 'O' gauge version?

At this rate, you'll be building in 12"/ft next!

I presume that you subcontract the laser-cutting?


 Forum: Breakdown Crane Modelling   Topic: MP3 - 0 Gauge Brass kit

 Post subject: Re: MP3 - 0 Gauge Brass kit
Posted: 05 Jan 2011, 14:46 

Replies: 14
Views: 39357


Welcome to the forum! The crane is looking good, keep the photos coming!


 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: Conserved crane and runners on Glos- Warwick railway

Posted: 05 Jan 2011, 14:45 

Replies: 1
Views: 6358


Not being a breakdown crane this is a little outside my particular area of expertese, but having studied the photos very carefully I am inclined to agree that the crane you photographed at Newport and the crane at the GWSR are one and the same.


 Forum: Makers, Allocations, Dates and other Miscellaneous   Topic: How Did We Let Them Go?

 Post subject: Re: How Did We Let Them Go?
Posted: 05 Jan 2011, 14:42 

Replies: 4
Views: 12141

I think that perhaps the biggest problem facing owners is that a breakdown crane does not generate significant revenue for the host railway, and as such there is little interest from the host railway in sinking hard-earned cash into them, especially when other projects with a greater return-on-inves...
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