Monthly Archives: September 2013

Kingdoms in transition.

Indian Summer in the domain of Autumn. Mellow light and strong colours. Always make the most of days like this in the north. They are beautiful but fleeting as daylight shortens and less settled weather patterns move in. There will … Continue reading

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Here’s one I prepared earlier.

Seeing as we are still struggling manfully on with the Jumbo, I thought I’d show you some of the wagons it will ultimately haul. Apart from the open, the construction of which we followed a few months back, all these … Continue reading

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A very sharp learning curve!

Work with the Jumbo had been at a kind of impasse of late as I tried to figure out why the rods wouldn’t behave correctly when power was applied. I tested first the rods (as four coupled units) then as … Continue reading

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Variety week.

I’ve had a very varied and interesting week for very many reasons. Last Sunday, I visited Expo EM north with Jamie, my regular accomplice in such expo ‘raids’! Held in Manchester this year instead of the traditional recent venue at … Continue reading

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Bits and bobs for sale

I’m currently having a clear out of surplus items to gather some funds for EM track and wheel sets so I’ll be putting a few more bits and pieces up over time. First up are these 4mm road vehicles from … Continue reading

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As Summer draws to a close…

Today has been a beautiful day down here in the Debatable Lands, as has the last few days in truth. It really has been a fitting end to the best summer I can remember in ten years. The beginnings of … Continue reading

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77021 Loco Group

http://www.77021.org/pictures.php A brief introduction to an embryonic group in which I’m involved. You will probably already be aware that despite several BR Standard steam designs having been saved from the slaughter of the 1960s, there were some gaps in the … Continue reading

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