Weekend Rails

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Sunday, 21 October 2018 22:53

Of leaks and dribbles

21st October 2018

Hullo again. Off we go wth the usual mixture of plans that go awry, achievements that may not have been what we first intended but progress all the same.

Published in 2018 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 14 October 2018 23:29

Of welding and Storm Callum

14th October 2018

Hullo again. Are you watching Channel 5's 'railway evenings' on Fridays? Do you find yourself exasperated by the Model Railway Challenge? You're not alone... 

Published in 2018 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 07 October 2018 22:59

Of pipes, brackets and buffers

7th October 2018

I thought I'd start with a bit of RS8 that will be, forever, Bristol.

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Published in 2018 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 02 September 2018 22:45

Of shunts and tours

2nd September 2018

Feast or famine – at least as far as pictures go. Last week I had a load – this week? Rather less.

Published in 2018 Jul - Sep
Sunday, 10 June 2018 20:35

Of seals, bushes and carpenters

10th June 2018

Right, back to normal. Have you seen that first programme on carriage restoration (C4) presented by Peter Snow and Henry Cole? (The latter has his own series 'Shed and Buried' which is frequently on in the afternoons on Travel Channel. Steph used to watch it if she wanted an afternoon snooze - his voice guaranteed to put her in a stupour). But why, given he is a motor-bike afficianado with no rail knowledge, is he co-presenting?

Published in 2018 Apr-Jun
Sunday, 14 January 2018 22:31

Of anti-biotics and bus bars

14th January 2018

I decided to give Mr Strawbridge's antics a miss tonight. As a friend commented, he'd watched it last week but with gritted teeth. I knew exactly what he meant and I have no wish to return prematurely to my dentist.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
Sunday, 07 January 2018 23:17

Of Sentinel, Lister and York Metro

7th January 2018

Oh dear, starting this a bit late tonight – been watching part 1 of that Strawbridge character trying to build a model railway all across Scotland.

Published in 2018 Jan-Mar
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.

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
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 Jul-Sep
Sunday, 08 January 2017 22:31

Of a long first week

8th January 2017

I thought I'd start off this week with a service announcement. If you are a Virgin Media customer, you may have had difficulty getting in to Weekend Rails for the last month or so. A while ago somebody tried to hack in to Weekend Rails from a VM account, and the security software banned their IP address. But as Virgin Media uses a generic IP address, it effectively banned all of VM from access.

Published in 2017 Jan-Mar
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