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Sunday, 22 April 2018 22:37

Of steps

22nd April 2018

Not been firing on all cylinders this week. Steph went to see the Doctor, got the usual 'take paracetamol and plenty of fluids' which didn't encourage me to seek the same advice.

Published in 2018 Apr-June
Sunday, 08 April 2018 23:41

Of HAPpiness and the ornamental pond

8th April 2018

You may notice that Weekend Rails has a slightly different appearance this week. The template has been updated and now should re-size itself automatically which should be of assistance if you are one of these who takes all your internet on your smartphone. The 'cloud tags' have been consigned to history but if you click on a tag below the entry you'll get a list of all the posts with that tag. Good eh? Now let's get back to normal business.

Published in 2018 Apr-June
Sunday, 04 March 2018 22:52

Of being cut down to size

4th March 2018

OK, I admit there's been a bit of snow this week. Three or four inches judging by the layers on cars and locos and such.

IMG 4057 blog

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 04 June 2017 23:28

Of brakes, spiders and drains

4th June 2017

Now, before I forget, the first 'official' trailer for 'Murder on the Orient Express' is now out on you-tube.

Published in 2017 Apr-Jun
Sunday, 28 May 2017 21:30

Of blissful ignorance

28th May 2017

Maybe it is better to live in blissful ignorance, unaware of just how many young people have decided that Darley Dale yard is some sort of Adventure playground just made for them.

Published in 2017 Apr-Jun
Thursday, 04 May 2017 19:39

Of standard gauge and no gauge

7th May 2017

And now for something completely -er- unusual.

Published in 2017 Apr-Jun
Sunday, 26 March 2017 21:29

Of auctions, values and vandalism

26th March 2017

As you know, we are apt to acquire things from auctions. Not just e-bay, but “traditional” auctions where the bidding may be on-line but more often in person. But years of watching BBC's Bargain Hunt has taught us to know what it is you are bidding for, what it is worth and not get carried away with the moment.

Published in 2017 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 19 March 2017 21:39

Of wheels and deals

19th March 2017

A visitor asked on Saturday 'How many of these locos actually work?' and for once I could say, that one, that one, that one, that one, and that , that and that could be made to go with batteries and an hour or two's work... It is not that we have made any dramatic moves forward on the collection, but suddenly you realise just how much we have achieved - so far.

Published in 2017 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 12 March 2017 22:22

Of returning heroes

12th March 2017

It's been a pleasant weekend here in delightful Derbyshire, the rain has stopped and today was positively spring-like.  I shouldn't put a jinx on it though. Probably by Friday we'll have storm 'Egbert' or some such with snow hail and hurricane winds. As my old geography master used to say 'Britain doesn't have a climate, only weather – discuss'.  Strange how if we then tried to discuss it between ourselves we were always told to be quiet.  

Published in 2017 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 05 March 2017 22:39

Of fuel, throttles and fences

5th March 2017

Here we are in March. Time seems to have flown this year but maybe that's because of that filming work that occupied me during January. Don't worry, I shan't harp on about it much longer. There's too much going on - 

Published in 2017 Jan-Mar
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