Category Archives: Out and about

Post-Christmas links

First, a little modelling challenge.  How about a “Book nook” Book nooks are defined as “mini worlds created within your bookshelf”, usually as a diorama of an alley.  The idea seems to have originated in 2018 from a Japanese artist … Continue reading

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And for next year….

Surely this must be on my bucket list for next year?  Perhaps an ESNG expedition??? And meet the builders….

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Happy Christmas!

From Facebook…. Christmas trees bound for Texas in November 1964. SP box cars loaded by conveyor at Kirk, Minnesota, Christmas tree grower. The company had 1,750 feet of rail spur and could load 32 cars. They used 180 railroad cars … Continue reading

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A Victorian Christmas tragedy

From the Guardian: Charles Dickens’s final Christmas turkey lost by Great Western Railway Rediscovered letter records that 30lb bird was dispatched by train but transferred to a replacement coach service that caught fire. Charles Dickens’s stoic response to the destruction … Continue reading

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End of an era

After 43 years working for the same company, I paid my last visit to work today.  As I have been working part time and on zero-hours, I submitted my final invoice, and handed in my computer and door card. Truly … Continue reading

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More links

Weeks of timewasting profitable browsing with these two galleries of photographs. The late David Heys’ site has an informative text and is full of great photographs from all over the country.  Just browsing, I was surprised to find BR Co-Bo … Continue reading

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Happy birthday!

My eldest daughter seems to specialise in sending postcards rather than birthday cards.  This one was well chosen to reflect my interests and my recent Stuttgart visit.  Better than the one of Angela Merkle last year….. Thanks, Ruth!

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