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Pipedream ~ Alan Hull
Pipedream ~ Alan Hull
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One hell of a PIPRDREAM, 18 April 2013
Alan Hull must be one of the greatest singer song writers that Britain has ever produced.
I bought this as an LP when it was first issued and played it so much that I wore it out. To call it a masterpiece is an understatement. Every track is a gem. To have to pick one as the best is almost impossible but if I had to, it would be Song For A Windmill, or maybe For The Bairns, or Country Gentle Mans Wife, but then again Drug song, I just can't choose really.
It's just a shame that the photo collection reproduced in this version are all in black and white, where they are in colour with the vinyl version. Many of the musicians are either from the original Lindisfarne or went on to join… Read more
Realistic Railway Modelling: Steam Locomotives by Iain Rice
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended, 9 April 2013
Iain Rice is well known in the model railway field as both an author and model maker, and this has to be up there with the best of his books. This is well written with his usual wonderful touches of humour, that many of his readers will be familiar with. The book as a whole has some great ideas about how to model steam locomotives.
I particularly liked the chapter on improving R-T-R locomotives, even the ones that you would not think require improving. I also like the way he explains not just why he choses to improve a locomotive, but how, and in most cases with great detail, which does not leave you the reader, with further unanswered questions, like other books I have read have… Read more

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