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Derek R.

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  1. https://hnbc.org.uk/boats/tycho Remove the ram, and genitalia might follow.
  2. Long way from Croydon! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Columb_Canal
  3. I've got a sweet spot for REDCAP (alias OXFORD No.2) as well. (Or should that be OXFORD N0.2 alias REDCAP!) K2? You'd have a job: https://www.lner.info/locos/K/k1k2.php
  4. If I had the cash, I'd buy it back. Restore the back cabin, change the paint scheme keeping the ram and bar - the two things that set TYCHO apart from ever other vessel.
  5. Council have made their choice of spelling: https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.4713915,-2.0436529,3a,44.4y,272.02h,88.75t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1s2rGYkJbE1JjZa_Opa6RGwA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3D2rGYkJbE1JjZa_Opa6RGwA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D281.50745%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en Map too: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=52.4692&lon=-2.0506&layers=168&b=1 Ghosty and Corsty maybe the vernacular.
  6. Yes - that's quite probable.
  7. The credits at the end of the film shows: "The Boat Owner - Robin Ford." Could have been anyone. Anything in your lists Pete?
  8. The images look like a film of children with a working boat. Was there such a 'Famous Five' style film made in the fifties or early sixties?
  9. More like this one: Expensive toys. Not really narrow boat engines. We had a 6LW in the Dutchman, 94hp, 1400rpm max. Delicious.
  10. Absolute nonsense! If EDGEWARE, GLAXY, and ANTARTIC are acceptable, and if there is a link to DELHI also being spelt DEHLI at some point in history, then there is no reason why either spelling cannot be acceptable. Whose boat is it anyway. Colour - well, as many will know the LMS railway colours, then again, it most likely would be more 'acceptable' for folk to naturally (though incorrectly) presume LMS Station boats to be crimson, and more likely to look surprised if they saw black and white! Ultimately, if historic accuracy is being sought - DEHLI should be a cabinless boat! - A black open hull!! (In essence). Purists - they go too far. It's a smart boat in Crimson, and a nice advert for the LMS.
  11. That photo is credited to R. Booth. This may be the Richard Booth who is the archivist for the HNBC, in which case he may have other images?
  12. Depends on where you start from; Hadrians Wall; Norton Junction; Cowes . . .
  13. Just as is planned for the now demolished Ironbridge Power Station alongside the Severn. Several thousand houses are planned. Whether sufficient thought has been put into supplying services, sewage, and the potential school traffic, is unknown.
  14. Lovely atmospheric shots. The loco looks like one that might be charged with steam from an external source to save having a live fire in a grate. Something that might be a safety requirement for working in and around works where flammable materials are used - as Victor Vectis has just pointed out. Those trucks also look a bit large for narrow gauge. The link gives access to OS 1940's - 1960's and shows clearly the extent the railway went into and around the site: https://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#zoom=17&lat=51.6458&lon=-0.4352&layers=170&b=1
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