Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Pen Y Bont on Film

Just experimenting here to see if this really works.
If you can view the short video clip attached to this entry then I know it will be OK for future use.




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The video should be a short clip of my layout Pen Y Bont, taken at Cheltenham GWR group exhibition last October.

Cheers!
Frank

Monday, 29 August 2011

Steam on the Cambrian (Well almost!)

Just got home after a week spent at Barmouth. One of our days out consisted of a visit to the Fairbourne railway. Not much is ever seen about this delightful little 15inch gauge line but, it has a charm all of it's own.


The driver is a lady! and a good job she made of things too!
We were subject to a half hour delay due to the preceding train becoming derailed at the Barmouth Ferry end of the line. It was interesting to see the breakdown train hauled by this tiny Hunslet locomotive disappear up the line with lifting tackle and crew. Half an hour later we were allowed to proceed on our journey.

  
All in all a lovely day was had by all and I will most definitely be paying another visit soon.

Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Holidays at last!

Nearly time for our usual pilgrimage to the land of song, druids and narrow gauge railways!

Yes we're off to sunny(?) Wales on Friday.

Looking forward to meeting up with an old mate some time in the week, I can never go to Barmouth without bumping into some one I know, Wonder who it will be this time?


Thursday, 4 August 2011

Weather forecasting ?????

Bloody weather forecasters my arse!
Supposed to have rained yesterday so put off what I was going to do outside. In the event it never rained so I spent a day doing nothing when I could have been doing something worth while.

Supposed to be dry this morning, so guess what?
Yes it's absolutely persisting it down!

(Repeat the opening line of this entry!)

You would think that with all this new technology they would at least get it something near right.

I still use a bit of seaweed hung up outside, it's quite reliable but give little warning of change.
when the seaweed is wet it's raining, when it isn't wet it's a dry day! Simple!