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About maxstafford60093

Scotsman in exile. Lover of Scotland's railways, land, people and culture. Always got an ear for new and interesting music. Politically of the left and most definitely repelled by the shallow and narcissistic. An unlikely jazz-cat mod rocker with punk tendencies; a bit 1968, a bit 1977 with a distracting overdub of 1958... Most often found outdoors with my four legged buddy!

Vintage Pair

Finally! Some modelling interest!   It’s long beena plan of mine to fill one of my display cases with examples of Scotland’s once extensive railway equipment output. Above are two recently arrived models, both of great significance. The blue locomotive … Continue reading

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Emergency appeal: malicious attack on pro-JC campaigner

Originally posted on The SKWAWKBOX:
Pro-Corbyn blogger @Rachael_Swindon is one of the most tireless campaigners for Labour, Corbyn and a fairer society that you’ll ever find. As well as blogging and creating some of the strongest memes to support Labour’s message, she…

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My New Career

  Well, a year ago I could never have guessed what I’d be doing today. Last year I was still bumping along the bottom from a very tough period where my semi-retirement post police didn’t quite go to plan. Another … Continue reading

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Radio Silence

  Well, I’m very aware that this blog has been awfully quiet of late. Conversely, life has been anything but quiet as you’ll learn. It’s probably going to be better to get you up to speed over a few posts … Continue reading

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Colonialism is a Crime

Originally posted on Grouse Beater:
Molto grazie! An Italian newspaper devotes its front page to Scotland as “Europe’s Hope” International law does not recognise the construct “Once in a generation”. The British government, represented by their prime Minister Theresa May, her…

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Painful progress

This week, having received some bits that were holding the job up, I have moved the Austerity up the works line a bit. The motor/gearbox combo has been completed as has the main body of the chassis. Both have been … Continue reading

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Sunday Ice Breaker

Dolly Parton’s bus…

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