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    Quote Originally Posted by David Holman View Post
    Only 42 years JB, the March 75 Railway Modeller in fact. I cut out the article and still have it.
    16 feet long, it still looks the business, even by today's standards. WLW 2-4-0 Galtee Moor was one engine and 0-6-0 Shannon the other. Fully lined, as you'd expect.
    So glad I was able to meet him.

    I'm so saddened to hear of Richard's death. I was fortunate enough to have met him on a number of occasions and to have visited his home. I had the absolute pleasure of helping to operate Castle Rackrent too. It was a most enjoyable experience and frightening too. It ran to a timetable, all trains were listed for their operation at each station, and everything was signalled as if it were on a proper railway, bell codes etc. Oh, you also had to signal in at your station using the appropriate bell codes to the box on either side of you - before you did anything at all to do with trains.
    For anyone who is not familiar with Richards's work - please see the link I have included below. Hopefully it will allow you to view:-


    https://highlandmiscellany.com/2014/...stle-rackrent/

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nn-cEovjHsk

    It was both a pleasure and a privilege to have known him.

    David J. White.
    Perth and District Model Railway Club.
    Last edited by Old Blarney; 1 Week Ago at 10:13 PM.

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