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Scrap Tank Test Build - Part 7; Boiler Assembly and Finishing the Cab

Next up is the finishing of the detailing of the cab.  Common with many tank engines there were grilles over the rear windows.  For these, I toyed with the idea of doing these as a single etch, a bit like the Mainly Trains one (and possibly others) but elected instead that the slight roundness of the bars needed to be captured, so this meant that brass rods were going to be required.  608 more words

Highland Railway

Old Pulteney 8-year-old 100 Proof (57%)

Bought: Online Whisky Auction, 24th February 2015

88/100 – Whiskybase (average from 5 member votes)

Back in the 2006 edition of the Whisky Bible, the Gordon & MacPhail release of the Old Pulteney 8yo scored 85/100 but it hasn’t been mentioned in recent years (even though you can still purchase it online). 165 more words

Single Malt

Blair Athol 8-year-old

Bought: Online Whisky Auction, 24th February 2015

78.67/100 – Whiskybase (average from 3 member votes)

I bought these two miniatures (5cl and 3cl) of the Blair Athol at auction, mainly because nobody else was going to, and I needed a few more bottles to justify the cost of postage. 184 more words

Single Malt

Man Dies in Custody After Deputy Uses Pepper Spray, 'Force' at Highland Gas Station

A 28-year-old Highland man died on Wednesday after a deputy used pepper spray and “force” while detaining him at a gas station for an alleged vandalism, according to the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department. 325 more words

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Scrap Tank Test Build - Part 6; Boiler and Running Plate

Now that the much of the bulk of the above running plate work has been completed, the running plate valences can be fitted.  As these are nearly always long and thin, they are prone to distortion in the kits I have built – so it is time for another jig!!  673 more words

Model Railway

Hello, WordPress!

Well here we go! After the sad, sad end of jux.com (sob), I have finally decided on WordPress. It was a tough decision, so many options out there, but what sealed it was listening to Tim Ferriss’ podcast with Matt Mullenweg. 31 more words