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02-29-2012, 04:17 PM   #1
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Hello from Swindon, UK

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Joined the forum today after reading it for nearly two years. In the past I've picked up many useful hints so thanks to all who contribute regularly. I have been using pentax k7 for couple of years with mixed results. I have DA* 16-50, 50mm 1.4, and Tamron 90 2.8 macro. Still learning to use these to their best and hope to get some help from this forum.

02-29-2012, 06:19 PM   #2
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Being an old Englishman, I seem to remember that Swindon had a big involvement with Steam Engines on the British rail system, did it not?
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Thanks Ole. I am sure I'll have plent to ask.

Pickles, Yes, indeed. There were still some workshops operational when I first arrived in Swindon in 1977. Sadly, all the workshops have now closed and converted to a shopping center. But there is a good Steam Engine Museum that has many memories of its past railway heritage.

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Last October I went to the GWR Museum in the old workshops at Swindon. A wonderfully curated museum which conveyed the story of the railway and the completeness of the railway as a system. My criticism in their survey when I left was that their website does not do justice to the collection and the presentation. There were some great waxworks - I think the best was of the shunter between the 94xx 0-6-0PT and the shunter's wagon - the expression on that face. Had a pleasant dinner and pint at a pub opposite the train station.

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