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Quay Shed with tugs

QUAY SHED WITH TUGS

Original goauche 23 inches x 14.5 inches
(57 cm x 37cm.)

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Radiant sense of childhood happiness here, Alan! Can I come for tea too, with the rest of the 'trespassors'? Lovely touch! A great 'what can I see?' type of picture - keeps me looking and looking, and I see more and more! Wonderfully distinctive style, which is very refreshing to my eye. Aaah - I've just noticed the hinged funnel of that tug preparing to go under the bridge....!! Donald.
 

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You comments are as enoyable as fresh cream eclairs with tea Donald. You must trespass to qualify though ! I used to watch the steam tugs on the Thames at Barnes Bridge in the fifties
(The one that looks like the Jarrow bridge on the Tyne) and how they lowered their tall funnels on the approach. I would dash around to the other side to watch the weights pull them up again. They did this at every bridge how tedious when the diesel tugs arrived !.
 

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you love your bikes scorcher.
is that little red number a Royal Enfield 250 Continental GT by any chance, lol

PS, AS ALWAYS, A THOROUGHLY LOVELY AND ENTERTAINING WORK OF ART.
Neil.


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I do Neil....and in fact I nearly bought a Royal Enfield Continental ! but as I had just passed my test
went for a BSA B33. 500 single bought from a friend who sold it to buy an engagement ring.
We all make mistakes !. Only joking Brian.
Good luck on your very worthy project. Alas I am not in a position to contribute at present.
 

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This fair brightens up my morning, I needed this!
What a tumble of thoughts it brings on; the first thing that comes to mind is Kerr's miniature railway in Arbroath, followed swiftly by a small Welsh engine called Ivor, a battery operated paddle-toy (purporting to represent Medway Queen) and a long sigh. I've never been so sure I can just remember the railway connecting to Aberdeen harbour.
I'm intrigued by the grafitti I can't quite make out.
Thanks, it's a beut.
 

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Another one of your glorious pictures. Just wonderful. Thanks for posting it.
Bill
 

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If you could team up with somone with the skill with words that you have with these paintings, you could knock 'Thomas the Tank Engine ' off the rails. Exelent.
regards Jim
 

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Can you qualify by 'trespassing mentally', Alan? I have been crawling all over that scene, and I almost fell straight into the dock, trying to get a look at the hinged funnel! Fortunately my trousers caught on a spike, and I remained suspended for about an hour. It was a close shave...and I got a real spanking when I went home....so I must qualify, surely? It must have been absolutely wonderful to see the raising and lowering of these funnels - I can just imagine your excitement. Some of the Thames paddlers ('Golden Eagle', was it?) had telescopic funnels....Wish I could have seen these too....Donald
 

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Scorcher - Brilliant , well done, I shall keep nipping over the wall to see what else I can see and indulge myself (Thumb)
 

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Scorcher, I like your pictures a lot! I don't know why, but they always remember me of school, when I was 9 or so. Somewhere there would be a picture, or there should be one, where one could escape in.
 

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