Early on in the pandemic I read three books about the occupation of India by the British. The British rule, to say the least, was extremely unkind. I put on my list of vids to find one about trains that crossed the border between India and Pakistan. On 15 August 1947, the new Dominion of Pakistan (later Islamic … Continue reading
Having been extracted from Blighty I’m always on the lookout for very good layouts of whatever scale from the British Isles. I have seen three American layouts featuring baseball games and the famous Miniatur Wunderland (German for ‘miniature wonderland’) has a soccer game diorama with 25,000 spectators – that’s not a typo. But a cricket … Continue reading
Whilst located in Montreal I was assigned to work three times in Geneve, Switzerland – each time for about six weeks. The Swiss believe in their weekends. Friday afternoon at 5 pm the safe, the doors are locked and that’s yer lot till Monday at 8 am. My auditing group couldn’t use the peace and … Continue reading
The group that created this vid are either geniuses, eccentric or embryo model railroaders – I am not sure which. I was attracted to the vid because we have a lemon tree and i thought I could learn something about making lemonade. I was WRONG! The vid is 9 mins long and I have watched … Continue reading
Wife Sarah and i spent a whole week galivanting all over Wales riding its narrow gauge railroads and scarfing things like Morecombe Bay Shrimp, Bara Brith and Welsh Rarebit. Alas, we never to got to even see this railroad – listen carefully to the words ,,,,,,
I only know about this from a heads up by Basil Casabona one of our club members. Ukiah isn’t very far from where we live in Fort Bragg – 34 miles to be more or less exact. In Ukiah is the Vectorr train – a new affordable high-speed rail technology. Flight Rail Corporation has built … Continue reading
We drink a lot of tea. We don’t drink American tea – ghastly stuff. We drink teas that originate in England. Much of English tea originates in Ceylon. So, I thought to myself see if you can visit by train – And you can!!!!
I arrived in North America in 1968 and immediately went to work in Ottawa, Canada. Once the “busy season” was over I was asked to move to Montreal. I had been there for a couple of days when I was asked if I would go “down east” to Halifax to help in the office there … Continue reading