Category Archives: Weird and wonderful

Virgin on the unreadable?

An article in the papers today caught my eye: Virgin West Coast train firm stops selling Daily Mail Virgin Trains has announced that it has stopped selling the Daily Mail newspaper on its West Coast trains. A spokesperson for Virgin … Continue reading

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2017 in hindsight

At the end 0f 2017, it’s worth a look back and see where my hobby has taken me. It’s been a year of exhibitions.  I’ve visited more model railway shows than in recent years.  Most have been very good, and … Continue reading

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A few post Christmas links

A little light reading after that heavy Christmas luncheon.  (I think mine is just wearing off….) The BBC recently had two interesting articles on railway stations ‘worth lingering at’ – stations often with few trains, but lots of other interest. … Continue reading

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Christmas public service anouncement…..

With a few days to go to the 25th, it’s time for a Christmas Health and Safety reminder.  You will be please to hear that the HSE has posted the ’12 Myths of Christmas’. HSE from media reports and correspondence … Continue reading

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Not just the railways….

As I write this, I’m waiting for delivery of a new laptop.  I think that I have worn the old one out, rambling on about things on this blog.  UPS kindly allowed me to track the progress of my computer … Continue reading

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After the Goldrush

Looks like one of my favourite musicians is having a turn out.  From Reuters…. Singer Neil Young to auction model train collection LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Rock singer Neil Young is selling some of his most prized possessions – part … Continue reading

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Filling boxcars with stuffing

Last day today…..   Then packing up, and a flight home for me, and a long drive back to the UK for Allan and Derek.   But here’s a link to bemuse y’all…. No, Horace, I know Christmas is coming, … Continue reading

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