Lazy Grange Bay 3...a new start

ge_rik

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I too lived in Essex during my formative years (nearly sixty years ago). I don't ever recall meeting anyone who dressed like Barbra. Come to think of it, my first girlfriend was called Barbara - she was from Essex, and nope, she didn't dress like that.

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PS Those urinals look as grubby as the ones I remember on station platforms at the time. Don't remember encountering any females in the cubicles though. I must have visited the wrong lavatories ....... :wasntme:
 
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PS Those urinals look as grubby as the ones I remember on station platforms at the time. Don't remember encountering any females in the cubicles though. I must have visited the wrong lavatories ....... :wasntme:
Yes, I remember they were pretty rank. I don't suppose any female with eyes and a sense of smell would want to go near one.
 

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Amazing how threads drift occasionally and bring back memories and smells of the past. Rick you must have lead a sheltered life.
 
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ge_rik

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Amazing how threads drift occasionally and bring back memories and smells of the past. Rick you must have lead a sheltered life.
Wasn't much scope for excitement in the small Essex village where I lived :oops: , though the Stour Valley and Colne Valley Railways meandered close by ..... :clap:
Sorry Mike, drifting far away from Lazy Grange Bay here .....:rolleyes:

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A good thread drift is brilliant, so carry on ..
I have been plodding on regardless finish some projects and upgrading others ,sometimes some thing falls into your lap, when your not looking...
But today we were running passenger services ..
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I too lived in Essex during my formative years (nearly sixty years ago). I don't ever recall meeting anyone who dressed like Barbra. Come to think of it, my first girlfriend was called Barbara - she was from Essex, and nope, she didn't dress like that.

Rik
PS Those urinals look as grubby as the ones I remember on station platforms at the time. Don't remember encountering any females in the cubicles though. I must have visited the wrong lavatories ....... :wasntme:
Reminds me of the old 'Beyond the Fringe' joke about the phrase found in train toilets, 'Gentlemen lift the seat.'

Is it a toast?, or a definition of a gentleman? :D:D
 
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I was about 12 or 13 when I had a Hornby OO layout and one of the first accessories my father bought for the station platform was a beautifully detailed open topped gents' urinal. My mother was disgusted! I believe my father bought it just to achieve that reaction!
 
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I was about 12 or 13 when I had a Hornby OO layout and one of the first accessories my father bought for the station platform was a beautifully detailed open topped gents' urinal. My mother was disgusted! I believe my father bought it just to achieve that reaction!
Though it probably didn't come with the acrid odour
 

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Only smell was the sheep today..
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I so want to steal that loco.. And the bridge!
Oh! And the Garratt..
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;):blush:
 
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A day to test a junkers mallet..
With a few B.P. Tankers .. 20210908_103032.jpg 20210908_104354.jpg 20210908_103809.jpg 20210908_104302.jpg 20210908_103557.jpg 20210908_103639.jpg 20210908_103446.jpg
 

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Too many :p

Good to see that there's still plenty of black pudding up north :nod::nod::nod:
 
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Nice ..How many tankers ?
About 26...any more and the weight of the tankers creates the draw string effect..it literally pulls the waggons of the rail on the curves 20210908_104447.jpg
 
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