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  1. Spamcan81 replied to the thread East Midlands 125 Farewell 13.05.2021.

    Running in the 5M17 route refresher path. Planning to be at Oakham for it. The fact that the Grainstore pub is next to the station is purely coincidental. :D

    May 12, 2021 at 5:53 PM
  2. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Class 80x problems.

    A "mural" of Lancasters, Spitfires and Hurricanes trumps that any time IMO.

    May 12, 2021 at 10:26 AM
  3. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    The F-4 was certainly all weather and a very capable bit of kit but was never intended to be a dog fighter. The military assumed that its array of A2A missiles would take care of any opposition. Sadly many US pilots over Vietnam found out to...

    May 12, 2021 at 9:58 AM
  4. Spamcan81 attached a file to the thread Class 80x problems.

    One upside of the 800 problems is the return to service of this beast. Best livery applied to an electric loco - ever. [ATTACH]

    2021-05-11 91110 1D20 LANGFORD.jpg May 11, 2021 at 11:10 PM
  5. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    The Lightning and the F-4 were designed to do somewhat different jobs. Lightning as a point defence fighter, the F-4 as a Naval multi role aircraft. Comparing the two is akin to comparing apples with oranges.

    May 11, 2021 at 7:29 PM
  6. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Nowt wrong with a Warthog. Handsome is as handsome does. :)

    May 11, 2021 at 6:01 PM
  7. Spamcan81 replied to the thread Edward Thompson: Wartime C.M.E. Discussion 2012 - 2021.

    Not in a dog fight it didn't. A Frightning would run rings around an F-4. First time I've seen the word "subtle" used to describe the St. Louis Slugger. :)

    May 11, 2021 at 5:59 PM