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A. J. F. Phillips

"Phipps"
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Helpful votes received on reviews: 91% (48 of 53)
Location: United Kingdom
 

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Top Reviewer Ranking: 75,129 - Total Helpful Votes: 48 of 53
Deltics at Work by Allan Baker
Deltics at Work by Allan Baker
4.0 out of 5 stars Pretty comprehensive, 21 Mar 2014
Having got this a few years ago,I thought I should share a little information.
It's actually ended up very well-thumbed & a constant scource of useful reference to me.Okay,it does lack a few colour shots & only the front cover,depicting 55018 "Ballymoss",somewhere in Yorkshire,is any clue as to the livery these magnificent machines wore.
There's also a useful postscript about Napier & the background to the company who built the locomotive's powerplant.
Nice sequences appear twice,where all 22 of the original fleet are displayed through photos in numerical order,firstly in the 2-tone green,then later as per the blue era.
The combination of Allan Baker's knowledge… Read more
Ibanez SR 300 orange metallic by Ibanez
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
So what can I say about this instrument? Well I have this in the "Piano White" & was tempted by a Sapphire Blue SR370 at one stage.Traded in a Warwick Rockbass,a similar bass,so perhaps I've merely traded "like for like" & lost money in the process.
The SR is also quite as lightweight,but I grew to appreciate Ibanez,having been drawn towards the "budget" Warwick originally.
Having borrowed a 6-string SR506,the build quality & general sound of Ibanez basses has grown on me.
The 3-control EQ is worthy of note & for someone like myself who likes "Top End" tones,this will deliver as much as a lowered-action RockBass.
Also,the looks of the bass are all there(the white is… Read more
Hornby R2981 London 2012 1948 Games 00 Gauge Limit&hellip by Hornby Hobbies Ltd
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Olympic Gold, 26 Feb 2013
Have to say that this is a lovely item,if a tad expensive,but still a little gem.
I managed to get mine at a bargain price,but if you can too then it is well worth having.
My biggest incentive in buying this was to be able to add two extra wooden/teak ex-LNER coaches to the three I already have from the Rare Bird set from the Barry J Freeman range.Those three teaks are very difficult to add to,due to most coaches being LNER & not BR.
This set means you can have a rake of five!
The detail on them is utterly sublime & they are stunning,a tenfold better than the teaks in the railroad range.If only they made a BR-numbered buffet car!
As for the lovely black British… Read more