Category Archives: Inspiration

Berlin – the zoo

Last weekend, we spent our usual summer weekend in Berlin seeing our eldest daughter.  Time for family and tourism – and a few trains in passing.  After last year spending our wedding anniversary looking at trains in the technology museum, … Continue reading

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A good read

Well, I’ve had more reads of my signing off post, than all my previous interesting ones.  There must be a moral there somewhere. So I couldn’t resist a quick post.  Recommended reading for anyone into BLT’s (branch line termini) American … Continue reading

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Couple of links

Couple of quick links on a busy Monday afternoon…. Some good thoughts on better track standards for ‘N’ gauge (without going 2mm FineScale) come from N Gauge Forum.  NMRA standards are not far off from the wheels on recent UK … Continue reading

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France 1976

Unusually, my hosts on holiday actually wanted to see some of my old photographs, especially university ones.  These are of a visit to France in 1976, to two monasteries in fact.  One near Rouen, and the other in the Loire … Continue reading

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A day out with Miles

Another day out on a preserved railway.  Allan reports: Sunday 20th of May was the last day of the 1940’s weekend at the Kent & East Sussex Railway.  It was an over cast morning but the sun came through about … Continue reading

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Engine driver Phil – PS

As a PS to our day on the Mid Hants Railway, here are the photos that Phil sent me.  More evidence that I was there! And an interesting article on the iconic HST 125 units.  I rather liked the comments: … Continue reading

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Engine driver Phil #3

Here we go again.  Back at Arlesford and running around.  Phil has signed his life away on a piece of paper to say that the Mid Hants Railway Ltd is not responsible for anything that happens to him whilst he’s … Continue reading

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