Category Archives: Out and about

Some old postcards

Tidying up yesterday I discovered (or more accurately rediscovered) some old postcards.  Most of these were my fathers, and c.1930 postcards of Southern Railway locomotives.  Some of my favourite engines here! Lord Nelson, the largest Southern steam locomotive before the … Continue reading

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Thomas is 75!

Well, this weekend anyway.  How many of us have been inspired by the adventures of Thomas and friends, and perhaps started out as a railway modeller because of them. The Daily Mirror has helpfully listed 75 facts about Thomas.  How … Continue reading

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Back to the South Devon Railway

Still not much modelling done over the past few days.  I’ve been concentrating on the garden whilst the weather held.  We’ve been aided by our pair of friendly robins, who have become tame enough to perch on the garden fork, … Continue reading

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More odds and ends

A few more pictures today, culled from too much browsing under lock down.  These all have a Southern Railway theme. We start on the old LBSCR.  Here, a Brighton built Fairburn tank approaches East Croydon station in 1952, hauling a … Continue reading

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It might be Wednesday?

The trouble with this social distancing, and not being an essential worker, is remembering what day it is….. But here are a few pictures that caught my eye recently.  First what to do with old stock? Sydney I think?  A … Continue reading

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Repost – Georgian interlude

It’s repost week this week!  Another repost from 2013.  I’d love a holiday back in Georgia – such an interesting country with some wonderful scenery.  One day?? Spring cleaning my work files on the computer, I came across these shots … Continue reading

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Some good reading matter

The modelling mojo has been a bit low the past few days – too many potential projects to actually do any of them!!  And I’ve also been ‘instructed’ to paint a wooden garden seat donated by our neighbours.  I’ve never … Continue reading

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Repost – Java junction

Been a bit busy in the garden today – so here’s a repost from 2013, with the pictures enlarged.  I’d love to go back there, but perhaps not in 2020!!!! Keeping the overseas flavour, here are four shots of Banjar, … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #3345

Just a potpourri of photos and things today! Makes me cold just looking at it!  There’s a little bit of snow still on the ground at Sayre, on the Lehigh Valley.  Evocative photo, including some early container traffic…. Here’s one … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #182

Normal for Norfolk?  Seen in a Sheringham butcher’s window. It’s an old picture, so I don’t know whether it’s still there.  Still, nice to see that they also do smoked sausages! This one’s easier for the average modeller! (Picture: Facebook) … Continue reading

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