Wednesday, 18 March 2015

Pictorial Update

Hello reader,
If you now move your eyeball about 6" to the left you will see the "gateway to Flickr Oblivion button"
Please press it,,, just for once,,, I have spent the past couple of evenings [it's too damn cold in the shed] sorting out many of the pictures and have surpassed myself by setting up a couple of new albums.

Please have a browse through and you can even leave a comment or 2 if you are that way inclined.

It has also been suggested that I have an album of all the different locomotives with a bit of a description,,,, if this is of interest then please leave a comment or 2.

Just so there is no confusion I can confirm I have a C12 tank [[there must be at least 20 pics of it!!!!]]

Hello,,, Goodbye,,, and perhaps thanks for taking a little peek at life behind the scene's down here at the pastures,,, Oh and by the way,,, less than 4 weeks to go before Trainwest,,,, April 11th & 12th,,,,
Don't panic Mr Mannering don't panic,,,, we will be more than prepared.

Hope you like the new initial picture,,, how can you fail to like yet another pic from "The Westerner" and nothing at all to do with the subject on view!!!!!    Wonderful,,,, thanks again Alan.

By the way Alan,,, what have you done with that the row of shops which are Mafeking Terrace,,, have they gone on holiday??

Wednesday, 11 March 2015

The Wild West

As Trainwest Melksham approaches at ever increasing speed I thought it necessary to do a bit of research into what we are likely to find on our first visit to the West Country and so I took myself off to the "Pastures Library",,,and found various little nuggets of information hidden within those dusty shelves.

Now I know the show is dangerously close to Swinedon but I never would have believed I would find within just 5 minutes of starting  a picture of the world famous locomotive design team.
The chap on the left is Mr Collett,,, coincidentally the one in the middle is also Mr Collett and would you believe so is the one on the right as well,,, now I've seen this photo it answers various long standing questions I have had about the appearance of the vast majority of their locomotives.

Then I found a Wiltshire dictionary and that revealed all manner of words I had not come across before,,,
and to cap it all off I also discovered that I am not alone in spending considerable amounts of time trying to streamline & re-organise my workspaces in both the shed and garage!!!

For me this little gem just about sums up the organised chaos which is commonplace down on the pastures,,,, and I am sick to the back teeth with spending endless hours looking for things I know I have but cannot quite remember which strategic location they were last left in which would be handy at some point in the future.

We really are looking forward to Trainwest, which just in case you forgot is on April 11th & 12th and if you can't afford an exhibition guide then just look for the stand that has very little on top and spends most of it's time giggling,,, but,,, it has to be said we are all very aware of how seriously Wiltshire takes it's railways and therefore rest assured it will be very meaningful giggling,,, well at least in the morning sessions.

Why not come along and join in the fun.