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  1. Bean-counter liked guycarr360's post in the thread A2 60532 Blue Peter.

    Haha Jeans White Trainers and leather jacket, must be late 90's. Would always say 60532 re-ignited my interest in steam, after a late decision one night to have a day at NYMR, after not being for 15 years or so. Took my excited daughter, and...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 2:16 PM
  2. Bean-counter liked Sawdust's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    A policy I got the ball rolling on, I'm proud to say. Up to that point everything was a pastiche of North Eastern Railway colours. The uniformity Peter James seeks never really existed. I for one welcome the move to be more representative of...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 11:57 AM
  3. Bean-counter replied to the thread MHR Restorations and Overhauls.

    I presume 'wibble' and 'froth' will be used because these are modern traction terms for rumour, grumbling and complaining - 'paint froth' is a common phrase on wnxx! Steven

    Jan 22, 2018 at 9:35 AM
  4. Bean-counter replied to the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    They are all specifically 'set' in different eras actually Pete, but it has been commented upon more than once that perhaps not enough is made of the point for most people to realise it. In fact, the 'year'/decade for each station is referred...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 9:31 AM
  5. Bean-counter liked DisusedBranch's post in the thread How do you wives/girlfriends view your interest in Steam Railways ?.

    The rhetorical question that immediately springs to my mind is "... and why should she have done?" My experience of many railway enthusiasts (including my own father) is that they have a habit of talking at people, rather than to them, banging...

    Jan 22, 2018 at 9:19 AM
  6. Bean-counter replied to the thread How do you wives/girlfriends view your interest in Steam Railways ?.

    My fiancée enjoys train travel and indeed has been much more adventurous in her solo train travel around Europe than I have! She is however mightily relieved that I don't collect numbers! Steven

    Jan 21, 2018 at 10:20 PM
  7. Bean-counter replied to the thread West Somerset Railway Operations.

    I'm going to go sooner - 1930s or 1940s. Steven

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:57 PM
  8. Bean-counter liked pete12000's post in the thread Harz Narrow Gauge - HSB.

    An adult 3 day ticket is 82 Euro about £72 which is £24 a day, some of our UK preserved railways charge circa £20 for a day ticket, at the NYMR an off peak Whitby return is £29. I'm happy to pay that if it means the HSB are able to continue with...

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:38 PM
  9. Bean-counter liked ruddingtonrsh56's post in the thread North Yorkshire Moors Railway General Discussion.

    I agree, there's nothing wrong with it. But for as long as I can remember, more than half of locos that can be painted either in pre-nationalisation liveries or BR liveries have been painted in the latter. We've been over-saturated with BR...

    Jan 21, 2018 at 5:27 PM
  10. Bean-counter attached a file to the thread A2 60532 Blue Peter.

    Can't recall whether this was the donors' special or Boxing Day first public run. [ATTACH] Steven

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  11. Bean-counter replied to the thread A2 60532 Blue Peter.

    I can remember her original 'return to service' in 1970 being featured on the TV programme (and the front cover of that year's Blue Peter Annual!), so was delighted when NELPG restored her that I, along with a number of other Santa Special...

    Jan 21, 2018 at 3:14 PM
  12. Bean-counter liked Johnb's post in the thread A2 60532 Blue Peter.

    So 60043 Brown Jack was never painted in the correct livery!!

    Jan 21, 2018 at 3:05 PM
  13. Bean-counter liked flying scotsman123's post in the thread A2 60532 Blue Peter.

    Except for if and when Tornado goes back to BR green of course... :rolleyes: Anyway, I vote for apple green because hurrah for pre-nationalisation liveries!

    Jan 21, 2018 at 3:05 PM
  14. Bean-counter replied to the thread Modern traction, stuff like Sprinters, Pacers, Voyagers. In future will people want to preserve them.

    The North Norfolk'd TSO 3868 is claimed to be the first Mark 1 preserved, in 1969! The NYMR received 3860 and 9235 in 1970, but I believe they were bought from Alan Pegler, so may well have been 'preserved' earlier. Either way, a good 30...

    Jan 20, 2018 at 2:49 PM
  15. Bean-counter liked Monkey Magic's post in the thread Modern traction, stuff like Sprinters, Pacers, Voyagers. In future will people want to preserve them.

    This is a little bit - I don't want to preserve what I don't like. I'm not saying 'set up a voyager preservation society now and buy one for the bluebell.' I don't enjoy riding on them, but that is because I connect them with going to work. The...

    Jan 20, 2018 at 2:39 PM