Well if I could have predicted future benefits of having a model railway, I would never have included a corona virus lockdown. Here are some thoughts and photographs to show you how I lift my spirits.
Bessie Hayward (nee field) lived from 1905 to 2003 spanning almost the whole of the 20th century. She studied at the London College of Music and had many interests in particular musical comedy. This is the story of her life.
Questions answered on all things associated with OO gauge model railways.
It is impossible to ignore the warnings that our beautiful blue planet is in crisis. We are heading towards a tipping point from which there will be no return unless we all play our part in living a more sustainable lifestyle. This article will hopefully give you some simple but useful tips.
Modern railway footbridge is very different from those found in the days of steam. Elevator towers are the biggest change, and they transformed the appearance. A footbridge is key on most model railway layouts.
Photograph investigation has always interested me. Upon inheriting 850 unidentified photographs from my great aunt, I have had a lot of fun researching faces, places and artifacts that appear in them. This is the story of three of those photos.
My grandfather was seriously wounded at the battle if the Somme and spent the rest of the war at Norwich Hospital where he was nursed by his future wife and my grandmother. To honour him, I applied and won a ticket to participate in the Armistice A Nations Thankyou. This is my permanent record.
I am continuing to create modern buildings for my 21st century modern model railway. Here is my next challenge: the ubiquitous coffee shop. Costa creates some of the best. I hope you enjoy reading.
In this article, I build an OO gauge model of an ultra-modern waiting room on an island platform. This example is seen at Peterborough Station, UK.
I cannot believe that I am going to the service of reinterment. To the reburial of King Richard III in Leicester Cathedral. To King Richard III's reinterment.
I have resisted for years but finally I have given in and introduced my personal railway model to the world. Hope it finds favour
Due to a limited supply of real high street models in 3D I have started to make three dimensional models out of all the Metcalfe and Superquick low relief. This is an early example. There will be more
The story of the rediscovery of the remains of King Richard III in a car park in Leicester. The first article in a series leading up to the reburial, 2nd funeral, reinterment of the plantagenet king.
Charlie Brown Christmas remains a mainstay of seasonal TV programming—and some of my favourite ornaments are associated with these beloved characters.
Its often quite hard to identify butterflies so I have created this very easy to understand article with some photographs from my collection.
Kettle lakes are an amazing and bizarre feature of a glaciated landscape. This article gives a detailed discussion of these intriguing formations.
Since enrolling in a local Welsh class five years ago we have come to realise that, although Welsh is an ancient language, it is still relevant today but like all languages has its own quirks.
Thimbles are such a neat item to collect since they are small and readily available worldwide in souvenir shops. I hope you enjoy reading about them and maybe start your own collection!
I have only a few hobbies but one is butterflies and I adore them. My aim is to see as many species as I can and add them to this article. There are over 60 in the British Isles so I have a way to go.
Beautiful Wales in all her ancient glory is represented in this article about the Cambrian Coast.