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Dave Grieve Posted 10th Aug 2019, 03:10am
  Thank you Taurus
Not a desertion so much as an enforced absence.
I have had three strokes in the past year and find it difficult to concentrate on anything that I have to focus on like reading and writing
Anyway onwards and upwards.
taurus Posted 10th Aug 2019, 12:05am
  dave its nice to see you on the board again I thought you had deserted us.
Dave Grieve Posted 9th Aug 2019, 08:54pm
  That is a labour of love to be sure. To build the entire system is no small feat but to actually walk the various routes.

I can only lift my hat to you.
rjhowie Posted 4th Aug 2019, 12:43am
  I several years back using an overseas train simulator built the whloe of the Glasgow tram system. Used a sketch ma I bought and in practice I walked every former line around 140 miles. Right out to places like Cambuslang, Airdrie, Duntocher, Pasiley, Kohnstone, Kilbarchan, Barrhead and s on. Took me off and on three years to try and not give up. Can drive Coronations, Cunarders, Kilmarnock Bogies, Stdarads and single decker!
rjhowie Posted 1st Mar 2019, 09:54pm

This took me dashed ages and a very clever vehicle builder did a brilliant job of building the Standard, Kilmarnock Bogie, Single-Decker, Coronation, and it's later version. Years ago I bought a giant rolled sketch map of every route and I actually walked over a hundred miles for the fun of it as well as tracing where every terminus once was. It is amongst the largest tram sims built re a former real one and i lve driving those trams I have always fondly remembered.

When I built it people who own N3V TRAINZ rail simulator were taken aback looking at the map as to how extensive Glasgow's tramway was running into other nearby towns. Loved the trams to a bit and now folk can spend literally hours driving what was Gt Britain's once largest tram system outside London
dizzybint Posted 7th Oct 2016, 02:19pm
QUOTE (Fearn @ 6th Dec 2003, 02:46am) *
Hello Luceo:

Amazing how long 'forgotten' things come back! I only needed to get to Garrowhill (said Baillieston) as few folks seem to remember Garrownhill so maybe it was the 23 that I took.

I believe trams did have a distinctive smell (probably stale smoke, chips, pies an black pudding!). I can't describe it either but pretty sure if I smelt it today, memories would be triggered. smile.gif

Where are you hangin yer hat these days?

They did have a funny dank smell a bit like the subway.. I always sick on them and could only go a short journey on one because of the shooglin.
Jupiter Posted 23rd Aug 2013, 09:27am
  Great pics Eddy, Number 4 Cowcaddens turning into Hope Street
5 Dumbarton Road looking east towards the Uni at junction
with Crow Road.

Joop. rolleyes.gif
Foxy52 Posted 23rd Aug 2013, 12:52am
QUOTE (Dimairt @ 22nd Aug 2013, 07:18am) *
Give that man a coconut!



Eddy, l am partial to Coconut rum, does that count?

Didnae mean to pip you at the post Tam,
Tam C Posted 22nd Aug 2013, 12:48pm
  Hi Foxy
You just beat me to it with the tram at Keppochhill Rd , trying to remember was it the number 4 or the number 16 that went to Scotstoun .Great photo's Eddy keep them coming
Cheers Tam C
Dimairt Posted 22nd Aug 2013, 11:20am
QUOTE (Foxy52 @ 22nd Aug 2013, 11:02am) *
photo number 3 is at Keppochhill Road and Millerbank St

Give that man a coconut!


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