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Not sure how exactly he hit on the idea, but the Squidlet realised he could, with a bit of imagination and some drawing utensils, extend the plarail line through the wall of the house, over the neighbouring field all the way to the horizon.

 

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Martijn Meerts

He's got a better grasp on perspective than a lot of artists already 😄

 

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Yes some of my friends that teach art to fine art students would agree, many refuse to hand draw comps for assignments! Their excuse, I can’t draw and it will look ugly, can’t I use the computer... I’m not kidding.

 

jeff

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marknewton

Today was Harry's 15th birthday, and we celebrated with a trip to Thirlmere for a museum visit and some train rides, our first in more than a year. Our friend Simon was driving the 27 class, so Harry got an invite onto the footplate for the second trip. He really enjoyed that, and has decided to sign up for membership and start volunteering there. 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

 

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cteno4

Holy moley! 15! Yikes he has really grown up. Almost to turning dad upside down to shake the car keys out of him, next year.

 

glad the trains are still calling him, but girls may also soon as well…

 

jeff

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ED75-775
On 5/29/2021 at 11:36 PM, marknewton said:

Today was Harry's 15th birthday, and we celebrated with a trip to Thirlmere for a museum visit and some train rides, our first in more than a year. Our friend Simon was driving the 27 class, so Harry got an invite onto the footplate for the second trip. He really enjoyed that, and has decided to sign up for membership and start volunteering there. 

 

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

 

Good on him Mark! Keep Harry interested, we need more young ones in our hobby! And if you ever get bored of your diet of Aussie trams, come hop the ditch and visit us at Ferrymead Heritage Park in Christchurch! I'm one of the tram drivers there myself.

 

Alastair

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kevsmiththai

The Cumbrian Coast rail line has been a bit boring recently but lately Northern Rail have started to run one of the new CAF 195 DMUs on the evening Barrow to Millom and return train. I've let Brooklyn use the EOS 700d to take his own pictures of the blast furnaces etc but he asked on Sunday if he could use it for the 195 ( Iwas videoing it)

 

 I figured the best chance was to put it onto 'Continous' shooting and let him keep his finger on the shutter button to see waht he could do

 

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He hasn't seen it yet but I think he will be proud of it

 

LSL are running vintage disesels down the Coast on Saturday and I'll let him have the EOS 450D to play with to see what he comes up with

 

Kev

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On 5/31/2021 at 12:19 AM, ED75-775 said:

Good on him Mark! Keep Harry interested, we need more young ones in our hobby! And if you ever get bored of your diet of Aussie trams, come hop the ditch and visit us at Ferrymead Heritage Park in Christchurch! I'm one of the tram drivers there myself.


Ah, Ferrymead, home of the beautiful Kitson! Haven't been there for many years. Thanks for the invite, Alistair, I'll take you up on that. 👍

 

All the best,

 

Mark.

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let Brooklyn loose with the 700D instead. Set on continous and told him to keep the train in the middle of the frame and his finger on the shutter button. His mom has put this picture all over facebook as she is so proud of what he did.

 

 

original wasn't quite level so I skewed it round a bit  in photoshop. Train is 1Z42 Appleby to Cardiff Central hauled by 47 593 and 46 614 seen at Dalton Junction

 

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Kev

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marknewton

The Picnic Train is running shuttle trips between Wollongong and Scarborough this weekend. I'm working,  but Harry got an invite to join the crew. Lucky little sod! 😂

 

 

Cheers,

 

Mark.

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Mark,

 

not luck at all, the little chip is becoming a right good crewman and wanted!

 

jeff

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