Monthly Archives: October 2015

Off my trolley – Toronto 1995

As I carry on digitizing my slides and old family photographs, I continue to come across pictures I never knew I’d taken.  Not least these two very smart Toronto PCC cars, taken on a 1995 visit to Maxine’s family.  I’d … Continue reading

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Software malfunction?

This blog is not political or commercial.  But this picture deserves an audience!  Thanks to David (who sells VW campers) and was about to take this photo into the office when I borrowed it. Anyway, I’ve decided that my next car … Continue reading

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Not true – I prefer Thomas!

Another Facebook contribution from Allan….. Actually, I don’t think this is true.  There’s nothing wrong with Thomas the Tank Engine and I might prefer an LBSCR E1 class and a 4-4-0 to an American monster.  I was brought up on … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 21 October 2015

Another fairly busy evening with 10 members present.  But no chairman.  Once again the 2am milk round defeated him! There were plenty of trains on the move.  I had a train of MicroTrains coaches running.  I realised I had 8 … Continue reading

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Odd modelling idea #692

Thank you, Duncan, for this wonderful link.  It is all in German, but a link to the UK Evening Standard gives this interesting text…. The strangest football stadium in the world? Train line runs through the ground of a Slovakian … Continue reading

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A little personal conceit…

I received this picture from my eldest daughter, currently on holiday in San Francisco.  Nice to see the family name at ‘Bartlett and 23rd’.  Perhaps this could be a feature of my future interurban layout?  Whatever the location. Apart from … Continue reading

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King’s Cross, January 1970

Scanning some more old photographs, I came across these pictures of King’s Cross on a raw January day in 1970.  My camera was awful, so apologies for the fuzzy focus.  But I’d forgotten what a great place the end of the … Continue reading

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