Hello from NE Lincolnshire

Discussion in 'New members' started by Mat T, 9 August 2020.

  1. Mat T

    Mat T New Member

    Hello all

    I am Mat from Cleethorpes, NE Lincs. I am a Great Central man, with several O Gauge 7mm loco's and a couple a little larger, inherited from my father. I am keen to support the hobby, but am a hopeless modeller. I know one or two people in here and keen to learn and find out more.

    I look forward to learning and perhaps dreaming of what could be....

    Be Kind!


  2. Dog Star

    Dog Star Western Thunderer

    Welcome, good to read that you have an interest in the GCR.

    If the photo in our profile is typical of your other engines then a photo-parade is likely to be received well.

    regards, Graham
  3. Ressaldar

    Ressaldar Western Thunderer

    Hi Mat,

    welcome to WT, here, our currency is lots of photos with our posts.

    kind regards

    Mike Cole
  4. Keith Phillips

    Keith Phillips Western Thunderer

    Welcome Mat. I look forward to seeing your loco's. I have an interest in the GC lines too, I used to work into Marylebone.


  5. freelance7

    freelance7 Western Thunderer

    Welcome Mat,

    You will find a very knowledgable set of folks here on WT, we are all a friendly lot . Happy modelling.

  6. richard_t

    richard_t Western Thunderer

    Hi and welcome from SE Lincolnshire
  7. Mike W

    Mike W Western Thunderer

    Welcome Mat. One thing about WT is that we are always kind. Occasionally critical, but in a kind and supportive way, or so I have found anyway!
    Look forward to seeing the "little larger" ones.

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  8. FH47331

    FH47331 Member

    Hello Mat, from one newbie to another! Also in the Lincolnshire area, as you may gather from my nickname!

  9. Mat T

    Mat T New Member

    20200115_183931.jpg 20200114_183532.jpg 20200115_183931.jpg 20200808_105654.jpg 20200115_183129.jpg 20200114_183532.jpg 20200115_185743.jpg Thanks for the warm welcome. I have attempted to upload some images.

    The first, an LNER Sir Sam Fay I managed to buy a few years ago.
    The second, a GCR Compound Atlantic, built on commision by David Hill and painted by Warren Haywood.
    The third, a GCR Director, again painted by Warren Haywood
    The fourth, a GCR Immingham which a friend built for me, 20 years ago, and painted by Warren Haywood.
    Lastly, a J63, Dock Tank, (built by Mike Cole) similar to those organising the fish trains near my home in Grimsby - Europe's Food Town and once the largest fishing port in the world.

    I also have a 5inch gauge J63 in GCR Livery and an Immingham part built too.

    Enjoy the pictures


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    Last edited: 5 September 2020
  10. daifly

    daifly Western Thunderer

    Hi Mat
    If you edit your last post, you should be able to select 'Full image' which is the preferred user-friendly format for posting. Thumbnails are a PITA and many people - me included - can't be bothered to keep opening and closing thumbnails.
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  11. adrian

    adrian Flying Squad

    Thanks for the reminder - I've done it this time but for reference it's this button to do all in one go
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  12. Mat T

    Mat T New Member

    Thanks for the Hello's, much appreciated, especially when joining a new group. Now to find a wagon builder and some GC coaches!!! Gold dust some of these