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Sunday, 09 December 2018 21:10

Of engines, cabs and radiators.


9th December 2018


It's that moment come around again where I sit at the keyboard and wonder what to write.

Published in 2018 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 02 December 2018 21:59

Of old age and flywheel housings

2nd December 2018

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Published in 2018 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 25 November 2018 22:11

Of pipes and fans

25th November 2018

Back to normal. My thanks to all those who e-mailed to let me know that Weekend Rails was 'down', and my apologies to all whose habitual Monday-morning read was disrupted.

Published in 2018 Oct-Dec
Monday, 19 November 2018 22:34

Of time and Error

18th November 2018


I'm writing this on schedule tonight in the strange knowledge that it won't be posted. Well, not immediately anyway, because Weekend Rails has been 'down' all day for reasons not yet determined, and probably won't be back until some time Monday.

Published in 2018 Oct-Dec
Sunday, 05 August 2018 22:28

Of water pipes and bird boxes

5th August 2018

Welcome to August. No you, are, I assure you: I don't want it if it's going to stay this hot.

Published in 2018 Jul - Sep
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 Jul-Sep
Tuesday, 19 June 2012 01:00

Of Cummins and cancers

4th September 2011

With Andrew on hols, much of this weeks’ instalment revolves around his activities, for reasons which will also come clear.

On Tuesday, as he headed south to Wansford, I departed north to Batley to pick up the latest profiles from my supplier. These included the bracketry for the revamped train brake control for the Drewry, and bits for the alternator, rad filler, compressor intake on “Libby” plus a few bits for “Pluto”.

Published in 2011 Jul-Sep
Monday, 18 June 2012 01:00

Bank Holiday Rambles

30th August 2010

Andrew has this thing about the last weekends of the month being unproductive, so now seldom schedules major activities for them. As he is also spending some time with his girlfriend, it ended up that Saturday of the Bank Holiday weekend was “free”, but Mrs B had scheduled the Friday and Saturday to be “clear the office, replace the carpet and put it all back in tidily” days.

Published in 2010 Jul-Sep

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