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Mornin' all - there is a really excellent article in the latest issue [#216] of the G1MRA Newsletter by famed model-maker David leech on how he build his excellent passenger coaches - fully illustrated and with full explanatory notes on his construction methods.

Although David has 'hung up' his tools, he continues to fulfil his back-orders until all his commitments are satisfied, but his methodology is not un-typical of the present-day small-batch maker, and is deserving of attention by anybody thinking about building their onw rolling stock of this type.
 
If anyone who is interested cares to contact me I'll  send them a set of photo-copies.

tac
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RE: Daid Leech - how I build coaches

Dear All - for those of you who have contacted me so far, please read the last line of my post - at 13.9Mb this file it too big to send on my aol.  

You'll have to trust me to mail it to you, that's why I wrote photo-copies.

tac
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RE: Daid Leech - how I build coaches

Dear Mr Steve C Moderator - that would indeed be a very useful way of passing on information, however, there are a number of problems there - 

1.  By making this public I would be in deep dwang with the G1MRA, who are the copyright holders of this document - a couple af buckshee copies to the odd pals is one thing, but spreading it on the internet is a definite no-no here in yUK.

2.  AOL here in yUK prohibits me from posting files larger than 2Mb for reasons I cannot fathom.

Sorry about that - it seems that most of the benefits of 1st Class membership is wasted on me, but there ya go...../DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/sad.gif

tac
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Dear Dr Rivet - 

1.  According to the G1MRA - ignoring those who may have joined up this New Year - there are around 2500 paid-up members.  

2.  Only four friends have taken me up on my offer , as was expected, thus sharing in my criminal activities.  However, you may sleep easy on my behalf, Sir, as any feelings of guilt on my part are way down my present list of priorities. /DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/mls/emoticons/whistling.gif

3.  Please feel free to [try and] get me banned from this site and blacklisted within the world of the G1MRA.  I'd hate to think that this takes you away from playing trains, so..... 

4.  To assist you in your efforts - I'm sure you know Mr Pulley's address, and also that of the G1MRA, but my local police force might present some difficulty, so here it is in full -
 
For the attention of Ms Julie Spence - 

The Chief Constable
Cambridgeshire Constabulary Headquarters
Hinchingbrooke Park
Huntingdon
Cambs
PE29 6NP

or http://www.cambs.police.uk

Luckily they have a 24-hour reporting helpline, too, so the time difference won't matter.  Five hours isn't it?

5.  In a spirit of co-operation, which might serve to help me if and when the case comes to court, and to save you using your undoubtedly valuable time researching further ways and means of implementing the ban you seek, have you considered publicising the campaign by using T-shirts?  If not, you really ARE missing out on this popular and fun way of bringing the attention of almost everybody to your cause.  so please have a look at Berda, one of the leading T-shirt printers in the US.  They have an excellent range of products, including pens and fun hats, too, and prices for having your message printed on their high-quality product are very reasonable - see http://www.berda.com  :)  The use of only six letters -  'BAN TAC' - is both succinct and thrifty, although some might think that the T-shirt advertises a Vietnamese restaurant or vacation locale, rather than a demand to remove somebody from a website.  It's a pity that DH is behind us, as a great publicity opportunity would have presented itself there. 

6.  And lastly, if you and just about anybody else has never made a photo-copy of an article in a magazine for a friend, or two, or even four, I will eat the keyboard in front of me with the sauce of your choice.

Your regret on my behalf is duly noted.  

Have a nice day, Dr Rivet. :D

tac
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Posted By Rod Hayward on 02/07/2008 7:00 AM
LMAO

The good ppl of the Cambridge Constabulary might get around to you in 20 years or so when they have finished deciding what to do about the itinerent influx. You might be in for a flogging with a wet lettuce leaf one of them dropped.

Hilarious.

Tee hee.

Mrs tac was just recently carrying out an errand of mercy in our little village when she saw what appeared to be a police officer walking down the High Street.  Staggered by this unusual apparition, as common here in Cambridgeshire as a unicorn, she sought a place to sit and recover in the nearby bus shelter, and called me up as soon as she recovered sufficiently to get her breath back.

I was initially in two minds whether or not to call the local police station, and report the probability of this sighting actually being an imposter rather than a real police person, when I recalled that we had recently had 90m of 1000-pair telephone cable stolen by our itinerant brethren, and that communication via land-line was not possible.

Still, it goes to show that nowhere these days is safe from the presence of a sneaky police person, even fifteen years after the last resident police person left our village.  Our daughter, now aged 27, does not remember ever seeing a police officer actually walking around in the village, even having lived there for 23 years...

Meanwhile there have beeen a number of suspicious sightings of 'police cars' with up to four 'police officers' in them sighted around the scene of the crime, as well as up and down the busy A1 and A1[M] near to our house...but then, who do you report these sighting to?

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OK, Guys.  The offer is now closed.
 
To my astonishment, no less than 6,933,824 people demanded copies of this extremely useful article, and as I was charging $25 a photo-copy, I made a pretty good deal of money on it.

To all of you who asked for but have not yet received your gold-embossed, hand-signed copies of this excellent article, please be patient, the personal courier might be having problems finding a limousine to escort the missive to you, depending where you live.

tac

:):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

The truth is that six of my Gauge 1 associates asked for, and got, a freebie copy of this excellent article by a master at work.

No money changed paws in any direction, only friendship and goodwill.

Wouldn't it be just great if it could always be like that?

Best wishes to most.

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