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    Photos for future modellers

    An open letter, I suppose, to the likes of Finnyus, Hurricane, The Wanderer and others among the excellent photographic community that exists now....

    Few as the photos were that I took (in the mid 1970s film was dear, as was processing, and I got pocket money rather than state employee's pay cheques), I always thought in terms of the potential use I might make of them if ever I decided to make models of any. Little did I know that I would go down the continental narrow gauge route, though if I hadn't, why would I try to make models when messrs SSM, Provincial, Murphy, Worsley, IRM and many others are doing a better job.....

    Anyway, my point is - it might be of interest if you folks of the upper-drawer photographic community had perhaps a data base of straight side-on and end views, above roof views, and detail views of each type of loco, coach, wagon and yellow machine variety over the years... We all know how beneficial a flat side-on view is to modellers.

    Maybe you have already; just a thought. Meanwhile, keep up the excellent and necessary work of recording every detail of the railway.
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    We're always on the lookout to build up the reference library for current and possible future projects JB! We would love to have a look?
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    I've put up (or upside down) a few of mine in the past, Warbonnet - will have a delve. My main point was that those of the esteemed gentlemen mentioned above 9and others) would probably be a great deal better quality!
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    I can have a dig around. In fact I already have an album on Flick ready, with a few ICR and Luas details in. I do have somewhere a selection of 201 chassis pipework photos, bogie details and HOBS details. I'll try and keep it in mind next time I'm out

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/hurric...57650393818719

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    Mmmmm the detail.... Good shots

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    The crew access hatch looks a bit small, are they only employing leprechauns now?
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    More details, this time of the HOBS. Click on them to view full size










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    Had to do a double take there..... a wagon with "Kieran Marshall" written on its side!
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