Category Archives: canada

Requiem For Steam

A year or so back I took a look at Essential Witness and Transition by Jim Shaughnessy and Colin Gifford respectively. This week our ever genial postie tapped on the door and left this gem, Requiem For Steam. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday, Happy Christmas

Well, 2020! This should probably be a #throwbackthursday post, not just because it’s a Thursday, but if you actually caught 2020, you’d certainly want to throw it back.. 2021 will have to go some to make it as memorable as … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday Southern Alberta Rail

As many friends and quite a few readers know I have a thing going on ref North American and Canadian short lines. I’ve primarily worked in HO (see above), but not long ago Chris Mears of Prince Street turned my … Continue reading

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VE Day

Written in 1944 by John Edmonds, the following epitaph seems particularly appropriate in these times. When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, we gave our today.

Posted in 2020, america, australia, aviation, blog, bomber command, canada, east kirkby, epitaph, europe, Friends, great britain, hero, history, Inspiration, iphoneography, john edmonds, john maxwell edmonds, just jane, Lancaster, life, new zealand, news, nx611, Old school, pilot, poem, remember, remembrance, Uncategorized, united kingdom, usa, ve day, victory europe, world war two, ww2 | 5 Comments

Essential Witness and Transition

Essential Witness and Transition are two books that do that rare thing of capturing the railway in an engaging and artistic way. Each book contains the work of one photographer, Jim Shaughnessy for Essential Witness, and Colin Gifford for Transition. … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas 2018

It’s that time of year again! This one seems to have flown past! So just a quick line to wish you readers a very happy Christmas, and to take a moment or two to think about those whom are by … Continue reading

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Warley 2018 Rapido images

Firstly apologies for lack of narrative with this post, getting a few minutes around the show to grab images is challenging at times! Still here’s the Canuck stuff, and it looks to Rapido’s high standard The Tempo, I have no … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Cat checks out Rapido 1200’s and 3800’s)

And is even more astonished when shown the fugly GMD-1…

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Motivation Monday Transfer Transformers

A few years back my brother got hold of a couple of Kadee 40ft boxcars, and I weathered one. It was ok but not really one that I could get enthused about, so I tried doing a patched out livery. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Another year flown past! A quick note to thank all you readers whom have dropped in over the past year. It’s been a bit quiet over the past month on here, but don’t worry we’ll pick up in the new … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blog, blogger, blogging, brassmasters, Cameo layout, canada, Chris Nevard, christmas, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, EM, Exhibition, finescale, flying scotsman, Forest of Dean, Friends, Hattons, HO, hobbies, Hornby, iain rice, Ian Futers, Inspiration, Kalmbach, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Railex, Rapido Trains, shelfie, social media, Southern, Southern Region, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, usa, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment