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The Mid-Hants Autumn Steam Gala 2014

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Saw the steam and cars on the way through to Weymouth Saturday on the A31

Originally posted on Loco Yard:

2014 Autumn Steam Gala Watercress Line - Ropley - Ex-LMS Black 5MT 45379In summary, I have to say that the Watercress Line held a a fantastic steam gala last weekend.  With four Great Western visiting locomotives ranging from the mighty Castle to the tiny 14xx class supplemented by the railway’s home fleet, there was non-stop steam action.

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Weymouth Bay

On holiday this week at our new holiday home down in Weymouth.

Weather has not been at all bad for October and so we have been out and about.

Yesterday Kim and I walked into Weymouth only took just over and hour and then had a wander round Weymouth.

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We had a wander down to the harbour. The harbour railway station is a sorry state

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However they are restoring a sailing ship

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After a spot of lunch we caught the bus back to the site which was quite a pleasant journey, even going round a housing estate named after locomotive engineers!

A quick break and then off to look at some of the buildings near the site.

St. Andrews church is just up the road. A lovely church and yard with rangers bell ringers.

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We also found a pub the Spice Ship so a pint of Timothy Taylor Landlord was consumed. They also had a fish and chip shop next door so that was dinner sorted – wot more could a man ask for!

Terrier progress

Able to snatch an hours modelling today.

Progress on the Terrier is slow but at least it is starting to look like one.

Cab completed plus bunker rear and coal rails added (superglue is wonderful stuff).

Cab roof is going to be a b****r to do though – save that for a day when I have more time.

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