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M.Way and Son Actros MP4 by thinskin45 M.Way and Son Actros MP4 :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 1 0 DAF XF Euro 6 Steel Truck by thinskin45 DAF XF Euro 6 Steel Truck :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 1 0 Renault Magnum Classic by thinskin45 Renault Magnum Classic :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 1 0 Private Volvo FH by thinskin45 Private Volvo FH :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 1 0 DAF Lineup! by thinskin45 DAF Lineup! :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 0 0 Krotrans DAF XF Tanker by thinskin45 Krotrans DAF XF Tanker :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 0 0 Volvo FH David Watson Transport by thinskin45 Volvo FH David Watson Transport :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 0 0 MAN TGX Performance Lion by thinskin45 MAN TGX Performance Lion :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 1 0 British ERF Truck by thinskin45 British ERF Truck :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 1 0 Westfield Transport and Swain by thinskin45 Westfield Transport and Swain :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 0 0 Renault Premium by thinskin45 Renault Premium :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 0 0 Hinkley Point Delivery by thinskin45 Hinkley Point Delivery :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 0 0 Pallex MAN TGX by thinskin45 Pallex MAN TGX :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 1 0 Nigel Hayes Volvo FH by thinskin45 Nigel Hayes Volvo FH :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 0 0 Green Group Actros MP4 by thinskin45 Green Group Actros MP4 :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 1 0 Huisman Group Actros MP4 by thinskin45 Huisman Group Actros MP4 :iconthinskin45:thinskin45 1 0

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Michael Owens
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United Kingdom
I am a lover of the natural world, especially with smaller creatures. Insects, Arachnids and reptiles are my greatest interests, and I aim to use my phone's and surface's cameras to show the world that natural beauty comes in all shapes and sizes. I also enjoy TF and TG art and stories. This is not a fetish type interest, more just a curiosity that something so impossible can be imagined and then brought to 'life' so vividly by so many people. I am also an avid Rail enthusiast and trainspotter!

If you wish to use any of my train pictures, go right ahead! I cannot claim them as my own because they display liveries and branding of both operating companies and manufacturers. All trains and their colour schemes belong to those companies, not me, and I won't claim the photographs of them myself neither.

I am also a Volunteer at the Secret World Wildlife Rescue centre in East Huntspill, Somerset, England, UK. The charity certainly accepts and appreciates all public support!
Secret World's Website: www.secretworld.org/

My YouTube: www.youtube.com/channel/UC2q_w…
My Tumblr: thinskin45.tumblr.com/
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I am no longer ill, and as I am sure you have noticed, I have started truck spotting. I am about to upload a number of photos from October 31st, when I took a friend truckspotting for his birthday. :)
So, Roadchef was an awful employer, that worked me to exhaustion and lied about my hours, pay and provided barely legal working conditions. So, I left my job there, and am now working as a Delivery Driver for Domino's Pizza. 

After having this job for a couple of weeks, I have found myself really enjoying it. I have also identified my stomach problems and they have been treated for the time being. Sorry for falling silent again.
Right, an update. My mystery illness has been rather incapacitating for months now, and at last proper investigations have started. Seems I have an acute infection of the stomach and other potential problems to be confirmed by later tests. 

I also now have a job! I work at Roadchef Motorway services three days a week, so I am being kept busy. I hope to keep this corner of DeviantArt as active as possible! Thanks all my watchers who have not stopped watching.
Ever wondered how to track trains across the U.K (and not just the passenger ones)? Check out the following websites to track trains real time across the U.K:

realtimetrains.co.uk provides lists and real time service reports for both passing and stopping trains for free. Also has a pay-for-use Android app.

opentraintimes.com is the same as RTT but has a maps feature as well as slightly more information for free.

traksy.uk allows the user to observe signal block maps across the U.K rail network which update constantly in real time and what trains are in them as well as providing real time data in a similar format to RTT and OTT(trains displayed by headcode, however).

freightlocate.co.uk is a pay-to-use service (£25 a year) that provides a massive level of detail beyond RTT or OTT including operator of service and unscheduled reporting.

railcam.uk is a mainly pay-to-use service (£15 a year) with some basic features available for free. It provides access to remote cameras in real time to watch the railways working across the U.K in high quality, and has access to signal block maps with headcodes shown in a manner similar to Traksy. Unlike Traksy, Railcam's maps only show moving / running services and not other services sat in the various signal blocks.

raildar.co.uk is a free service with account-only options that provides very inaccurate but workable real-time GPS tracking of services and can provide historical service information as well.

uksteam.info is a great site that provides an often-updated list of all steam locomotive tours in the U.K, with locomotive allocations and timetables both provided.
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mrsbadbugs Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2018  Student Digital Artist
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thinskin45 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome. :)
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Kathalia Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for watching my gallery!  I hope you continue to enjoy my art!
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thinskin45 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Your welcome, I really like what I already have seen, I look forward to more from you. :)
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Torre7 Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2017
Thank you for watch and the favourites. 

Much appreciated.
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thinskin45 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :)
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Agelyk Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2017  Student Digital Artist
Thank you very much :hug: for the watch :+devwatch: I really appreciate this :handshake:
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thinskin45 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're welcome, but I must say, I really like your work. :)
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Agelyk Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2017  Student Digital Artist
thanks a lot La la la la 
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JessIsFinallyDeviant Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Student General Artist
Thanks a lot for the favorite :)
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thinskin45 Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
That pic is amazing! I absolutely love such bright colours and random patterns! How did you catch the image, if I may ask?
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JessIsFinallyDeviant Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2017  Student General Artist
Well thank you very much,im glad you like it :heart: i was photographing different kinds of semi precious crystals and among them was this piece of amethyst too , i just got closer for a macro and it amazed me how colourful it really is , from the distance it just seemed violet .
thx again and have a lovely day! :)
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thinskin45 Featured By Owner May 15, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Interesting. Minerals are a display that our planet is made up of beauty even in the ground. I was on holiday recently in Italy and visited a collection of minerals and fossils in a museum that had been set up in an abandoned school. There were some beautiful stones there unearthed by the nearby geographical upsets of Mt. Vesuvius. :D
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Brit31 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving 'GWR' :)
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thinskin45 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
A great picture of a magnificent engine. I look forward to seeing more! :D
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Brit31 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks, plenty in the gallery if you fancy trawling through! :D
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thinskin45 Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I shall take a proper look once I am able. I have been very busy this week with Uni and a trip today to visit a friend living in Worcester (who also photographs trains) and it has been a very long day. :)
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WillM3luvTrains Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2017
I must thank you, Thank You, for the llama badge.
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thinskin45 Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
You're most welcome! :D
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you very much for the ton of faves, I'm truly honoured!! :glomp:
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thinskin45 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
They are great photographs! But then, I really like the European continent's railway rolling stocks so I am a little biased... 😂
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kanyiko Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the kind comment!! :hug:
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thinskin45 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I have just started a new folder in my gallery for images taken of railways abroad, and will be uploading some stuff to it from last Christmas when I visited family in Germany. If I get a chance to explore other parts of Europe, are there any stations or lines you'd recommend for great shots and variety?
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OliverSabre Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2017  Student
Many thanks for the watch! It's much appreciated :) (Smile) 
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thinskin45 Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem! Your gallery is a beauty to look at. :D
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