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Sunday, 24 December 2017 22:06

Of Scanner and Santa

24th December 2017

OK, so how many of you are going to sneak off during Christmas Day to read this blog, I wonder?

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 17 December 2017 23:26

Of air bags, buffers and beams

17th December 2017

I'm looking forward to getting back to 'loco work' next year, but for the moment it has been more effort at getting things organised to achieve it.

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 10 December 2017 21:25

Of missing parts

10th December 2017

Here we are again. This week's blog is sponsored by the makers of.... Hmm, why haven't I thought of that before?

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 26 November 2017 23:15

Of pins, cones and urns

26th November 2017

They said last week's was a little disappointing - wha'd'they want? Blud?

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
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.

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 15 October 2017 23:19

Of being right and wrong

15th October 2017

After all those pretty pictures last week, a bit of a dearth this week. Never mind, I'll try to make up for it with some pithy prose.

Published in 2017 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 10 September 2017 21:22

Of ramp at the ready

10th September 2017

14901 is still on holiday in Old Oak. It was supposed to be collected on Wednesday, but early on in the week it was apparent that Reids would have to reschedule so what was the last exhibit to arrive at the Open Day looks like being the last to depart.

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Published in 2017 Jul-Sep
Sunday, 27 August 2017 06:00

Of chuff and stuff

27th August 2017

And here we are once again. It's been a bit of an odd week - not that any week follows any particular pattern here at the Briddon Country Pile, I'm scarcely a nine-til-five person – for quite apart from grandson being up here, there have been things going on, which I will share shortly, or at least as soon as they happen.

Published in 2017 Jul-Sep
Sunday, 09 July 2017 23:28

Of landmarks and sand-castles

9th July 2017

Every so often we pass a milepost – some event or other that marks the next stage in shed development or a loco restoration. Some give a sense of satisfaction, even elation, while others just leave you with a feeling of 'well at least that's over'.

Published in 2017 Jul-Sep
Sunday, 02 July 2017 22:53

Of dust and panel

2nd July 2017

We are now into the second half of the year, the nights have started to draw in, tennis is about to monopolise our screens (boo!, unless you're into Andy Murray et al, in which case Hooray) and this blog is nearing its seventh anniversary.

Published in 2017 Jul-Sep
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