Category Archives: travel

this is why we fly

Another one of the occasional posts showing life from the other side of the door, I’m lucky I get to see this from time to time. This is an Instrument approach into Queenstown EN Zed. I must go there one … Continue reading

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Christmas

For all the readers and followers of the blog, have a good Christmas and wishing you the compliments of the season. Paul M-P

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Skyward, Head in the Clouds

Many of my regular readers will know that I work in the aviation industry and have done so for many years. As part of that vocation I’ve been fortunate enough to ride ‘up front’ with the engine drivers on many occasions. … Continue reading

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Six of the Best

Some more stunning footage from the recently rebuilt Mosquito flying from Hamilton Airport in Canada with the CWH Lancaster, Spitfires, Hurricane and B25 Mitchell. The Mosquito is one of my favourite aircraft and I can remember being allowed access to … Continue reading

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Boston

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The Importance of Being Idle

I was asked a few days ago whats next on the blog?, and I replied I don’t know. Theres good reason for this, I tend to spend a good amount of time just ‘looking’ at all manner of things, and … Continue reading

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Letters (and Numbers) from America

B&O I-12 Caboose Many of us will be familiar with iconic American F series diesels, the streamlined nose, Santa Fe ‘Warbonnet’, Union Pacific, or Canadian National ‘Pacman’ or ‘Wet Noodle’ color schemes, as UK modellers we may not know what … Continue reading

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Thank You, and Seasons Greetings

Just a quick note to say thank you and wishing the seasons greetings to all the readers who have dropped by. I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of visits and will certainly write more stuff for you to … Continue reading

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Move along, Nuthin to see here …

Thats an easy mistake to make. This sort of scene regardless of whether it’s out in the sticks like here or down a back alley in suburbia or ‘downtown’ are easy to wander past without a thought for modelling. But … Continue reading

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Canada Post

Well, its not a post about Canada Post but its a post about Canada. I’ve spent a bit of time on and off in Canada and its one of my favourite countries. Canada has always been deeply etched into the … Continue reading

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