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Converting a Bachmann K3 to LNER K4 - Part 1

Modelling the West Highland as I do means I need at least 1 of Gresley’s K4s (I eventually intend to have all 6). Designed specifically for the West Highland line with it’s tight curves, steep climbs & strict weight limits they were mainstays of the line on passenger & freight services from 1937 until scrapping in the early 60s. 308 more words


OOPS! I Did It Again!


Funny reading anyway…a little wishful thinking……


Remember back in the day when Rep. Michele Bachmann was in the news almost daily…..she had some really great things to say…..but she has been a bit out of the news since 2012….her defunct presidential bid was the source of many jabs from the late night comedians….but not much in the past couple of years……but all that is about to change! 157 more words


Talking Stock #30 The 1948 Locomotive Exchanges from the freight perspective

Much has been written in the past about the locomotive exchanges that took place in 1948 shortly  after nationalisation; indeed my own Talking Stock #2 post here… 619 more words

Southern Railway

Practice Makes Pefect

I have accused politicians of spending too much time on their knees and not enough on governance……..but I guess as they say………..”practice makes perfect.”…..

(image from drvino.com)

Whatcha think?


Happy Independence Day!

About three hundred years ago, King George of Hannover and England was murdered and replaced in the timeline by a Catholic relative from Germany.  Replacing the King murdered and replaced his children as well, and his widow, Sophia Dorothea of Prussia and Ciel, went with a Prince from Sweden to get a new heir for the Prussian throne.  1,049 more words

Secure the Border

America's #border must be protected. http://t.co/DEz8hH3Mhu Retweet & Sign to demand action now. pic.twitter.com/psuTqdv8GC

— Reince Priebus (@Reince) August 28, 2014

The #border crisis is raging.

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Border Crisis