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Click for video: http://www.britishpa...n/query/railway



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Click for video: http://www.britishpa...t/query/railway



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Click for video: http://www.britishpa...y/query/railway



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Click for video: http://www.britishpa.../shunting-horse



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Pendon video (1958): http://www.britishpa...hair-thatching/
Other model railway videos (1930s-1950s): http://www.britishpa...y/model railway



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PS: Those rude comments about other companies do not reflect my personal opinion - I'm a great fan of the LSWR and LBSC, but I can't help it if the GWR staff af Farthing are a bit patriotic!

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  1. Nicely done! But the Station master could as easily be King Edward the Eighth standing on his yacht Brittania!

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    1. Yes, I see what you mean. In fact he also bears a striking resemblance to Edward the Seventh! Perhaps there is a story there waiting to be told!

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  2. Thanks for the Roye England clip. I had not seen it before, despite being a fan of Pendon. I met the man at Pendon in the 80s and asked the boring question how long will it take to finish? The answer was 30 years, which was his standard answer since earlier times.

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    1. Yes, that clip is really fascinating. You're fortunate to have met him. Interesting that "30 years" was a standard answer. Do they still say that at Pendon, I wonder? :-)

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  3. Fascinating selection, Mikkel. I loved the Roye England clip...the narrator's accent is wonderful and that smug delivery style of presenters in those days...priceless. I enjoyed all the clips, but the one on speed was most interesting. The sight, in the first scene, of the passing train was most impressive, then the slow goods coming to a stand at the signal...but wouldn't that still be a signal passed at danger? I wonder how they protected the camera in the sequence with the water troughs...a sheet of glass, possibly.
    I wish I had met Roye England...I did meet Guy Williams; he was very patient towards a rather thick, spotty youth (me) asking him obvious questions... a real gentleman.

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  4. Hi Iain, yes there are some very interesting film clips online these days. I'm especially intrigued by the early 1900s ones because that somehow seems a past too distant to have been captured on film (although it's not really long ago I suppose, my grandfather was a boy then). The "speed and safety" one does have some nice footage. Not sure what you mean about the signal passed at danger (I'm a bit of a signalling illiterate as I rarely model locations that feature them!), although I suppose it does count as a SPAD event if the ATC kicks in?

    Thank God Guy Williams treated you well, or he might have scared you off modelling and we wouldn't have had your fantastic work to behold today!

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