Potpourri #1008

No, I’m not starting to model French metre gauge lines….  But these three books couldn’t be resisted €12 each.  Full of lovely pictures, including those very French railcars.  Makes the average ‘Pacer’ look like a Rolls Royce….

Modelling postponed yet again for Christmas shopping and cleaning out the church gutters.  One day…..

Elsewhere in the world, I knew Brexit was bad news…..

Brexit: Hornby stops non-UK orders due to price confusion

“Due to the uncertainty surrounding Brexit & what it’ll mean for our International customers, as of the 15th Dec, we will pause all non-UK orders until 4th Jan 2021.”

“Normal for Norfolk?”

Train missed cars by half a second in Norfolk level crossing error

Turns out this isn’t the understandable death wish of a Norwich City supporter (after all, we are top of the table), but it’s shoddy work by RailTrack using cut-price technology.  RMWeb had some good pictures of the site, that showed that the cars waiting on the road wouldn’t have been able to see the train coming.   Pretty scary from any perspective!

Don’t think Northern Trains will try this out?

How sunshine can make the railways greener

But does it have potential for us modellers?  A garden shed with solar panels????

About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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