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Wordless Wednesday Remembrance

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We could be Hero’s*

A bit of a sad start to the new year, with the hobby losing two elder statesmen, who played their part in the development of the UK’s hobby. Firstly John Brewer, who was editor of Railway Modeller, and who kindly … Continue reading

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Today I look out into a cloudless sky, the epitome of a summers day. One Hundred years ago ‘the war to end all wars’ started, and pretty much everyone who reads this blog will have been touched by those events, … Continue reading

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We Will Remember Them

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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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Goodbye ‘Northlander’

By 7:15pm today the Northlander will have completed its last run, and the ‘Near North’ will have lost another community link to be replaced by bus services. Image of 1805 courtesy of http://www.flickr.com/sean marshall

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The Good, The Not So Good, and the Indifferent

Its been an interesting couple of weeks, I’m lucky in a way that I get to mess about with different things, across scales and eras, but mostly within my overall interests. You do see interesting variations as well especially looking … Continue reading

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