Monthly Archives: October 2014

The Silloth Donkey and Fireball XL5…

…which is just a smart-arsed, attention-seeking way to get your notice to two projects I’ve been tinkering with of late. Probably due to spending a lot of time on the course of the old Carlisle and Silloth railway whilst going … Continue reading

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A Railway Re-born (part 1)

This gallery contains 21 photos.

Originally posted on Waverley Route Heritage Association:
With the track-work now being laid at quite a pace the railway is starting to come back to life. Places that have not seen railway activity for over 40 years are once again…

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Railway artwork from Iain MacIntosh

Originally posted on Waverley Route Heritage Association:
Iain MacIntosh, WRHA member and former Chairman, and co-author of The Waverley Route Through Time, The Railways of Peebles Through Time and The Border Counties Railway Through Time, is producing a series of…

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The Beast

This behemoth has been sat idle in the Kennel for two years whilst I pondered whether a suitable step down could be found to adapt it for airbrush use. Thanks then due to my mate, Jon Hunt who unexpectedly came … Continue reading

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Vincent van Gogh: transport artist

Originally posted on The Beauty of Transport:
Vincent van Gogh. Sunflowers. Chairs. Night skies of swirling blue, butter-yellow stars and fat crescent moons. Tortured by mental illness, unable to make a living from his paintings. After his death, so famous…

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FIRST TRAIN ON THE BORDERS RAILWAY!

Originally posted on Campaign for Borders Rail:
Monday 6th October saw the first ever train on the Borders Railway when a Dutch track-laying machine began its work at Newcraighall. CBR’s intrepid photographer waited two and a half hours in a…

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Playing around in the light.

I graph my I always prefer to photograph my models in daylight. Of course that means that I have less opportunity now the days are shorter. On the other hand, the light is less strong and perhaps imparts a more … Continue reading

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