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Sunday, 12 November 2017 23:39

Of various personages


12th November 2017

I looked over at the Darley hillside while shunting this afternoon. The trees were an attractive mix of greens and browns in the wintery sunshine, but the wind was chilling. Back at the Briddon Country Pile the central heating pump has died and the plumbers reckon a replacement is 2-3 days. Brrr.

Monday, 06 November 2017 00:30

Of vac and van


5th November 2017

It's actually Monday as I get this loaded, sorry if you've been waiting up Sunday night – hope it's worth the delay!

Sunday, 29 October 2017 23:31

Of studs and LEDs


29th October 2017

The 'hit count' on this blog has been well up for the last couple of weeks – I gather it has had plugs on NatPres and something called Facebook (I'm not one for social media, but then a decade ago I'd never have thought of doing a weekly blog) so firstly a welcome to all new readers and I hope you'll hang around. It can get lonely here on my own.

Sunday, 22 October 2017 22:16

Of battles and wars

22nd October 2017

It has been busy this week for most of the wrong reasons.

Monday, 02 October 2017 00:10

Of points east and west

1st October 2017

Well, it looks like a mixed bag this week. Something for everyone, maybe. After all, I did promise you a wide-ranging instalment when I signed off last Sunday.

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Sunday, 24 September 2017 23:34

Of a quiet weekend

24th September 2017

One of the effects of having a busy week like last is that this one is comparatively quiet. No loco moves, no major incidents. Nothing of interest – or is there?

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Published in 2017 July to September
Sunday, 20 August 2017 22:55

Of broom and Brush


20th August 2017

It's amazing, given the general untidiness and dust prevalent at the Geoffrey Briddon Building, how many brooms we have amassed. Here's a selection, and that isn't even all of them, nor those which have been burnt after I spotted woodworm in them. Quite why they have all found sanctuary here is something of a mystery, but here they are. I suppose it all adds to the quirkiness of our existence.

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Published in 2017 July to September
Sunday, 13 August 2017 23:21

Of books and cabinets.

13th August 2017

Not much philosophy to impart this week, except maybe one of my favourite quotes from Lord of the Rings, where Gaffer Gamgee says – It's the job as is never started that takes longest to finish. Wise words.

Published in 2017 July to September
Sunday, 06 August 2017 23:45

Of Team Tarmac


6th August 2017

Seems like there's a lot to say this week. I sometimes ask myself have I gone into things in too much detail to the point of inducing boredom, or is it too brief for those who don't indulge in this locomotive lunacy to understand what is going on.

Published in 2017 July to September
Sunday, 30 July 2017 23:15

Of not painting

30th July 2017

OK, fanfare,roll of drums. Seven years ago this evening I plucked up courage to write my first blog entry under the umbrella of Pete Waterman's Railnuts site.

Published in 2017 July to September
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