Monthly Archives: August 2014

Quote and pictures of the week….

The most excellent UK theologian NT Wright (almost my personal guru), talking about the Apostle Paul’s writings…. “All this is of course complex, but necessarily so.  Attempts to reduce that complexity in the pursuit of an easier comprehensibility are the … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – Pacific Electric – Toluca Yard

It’s been far too long since I posted on traction and trolleys.  But the start of this post is a reminder of how useful Google Earth can be.  First, here is a screen dump from Google Earth, “somewhere in Los Angeles”, … Continue reading

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Fun? A little of what you fancy does you good….

“And she’ll have fun, fun, fun, till her daddy takes the t-bird away” (Beach Boys) “I know it is wet and the sun is not sunny, but we can have lots of good fun that is funny.”  (Dr. Seuss, The Cat … Continue reading

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Model railways might be “fun”

For part 3 of this mini-epic, here’s Chris Mears’ take on the previous articles, posted on his own blog.  Apologies, Chris, as I’ve just lifted your comments from your re-blog.  (I am never quite sure where copyright starts on a … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 21 August 2014

Holiday season must be coming to the end, as we had a good turnout this time around.  Good to see Peter back from his travels.  We last saw him at the ESNG show in April.  Since then he has been … Continue reading

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A cheerful interlude – two train crashes

As a welcome break from the philosophy of model railways, Allan came across these pictures in the news, of two recent train crashes.  Fortunately, casualties seem to be limited.  First, Switzerland, where a RhB train came off the narrow-gauge track over … Continue reading

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Railway modelling is not fun

Originally posted on The Erratic and Wandering Journey:
My friend Mike Cougill has made a few posts recently about model railroading and “fun”. He even went so far as to pose 20 questions on the subject. As he has recently…

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