British History, Buildings I like, Life, travel

Winchester: A Place For Legends – The Southerner Blogs

One uncharacteristically warm and bright Sunday, we decided to finally make a long-awaited trip to Winchester. The town of Winchester is located in Hampshire and is arguably one of the most historically significant places in England.  Winchester was known as Venta Belgarum during the Roman reign and also spent time as a fortified town during…
— Read on thesouthernerblogs.wordpress.com/2019/02/25/mysteries-myths-in-winchester/

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Saffron Walden Exhibition 2019 – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

There was no food in the house this morning. I offered to do the ‘big’ shop in Saffron Walden where there’s a good Saturday market and lots of other shops. My wife was pleased, she likes it when I help out. Honestly though, I may have forgotten to mention that the Saffron Walden Model Railway…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/02/23/saffron-walden-exhibition-2019/

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Covered Wagons – #2 Tarp’ Test – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The covered wagons need tarpaulins, but I’d no idea how to model a tarpaulin. Some testing was required. I took four small wooden blocks and tried different methods of creating a tarp. Thick card Thick card, soaked in diluted PVA A ‘colour catcher’ A ‘colour catcher’, soaked in diluted PVA Colour catchers are small pieces…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/02/21/covered-wagons-2-tarp-test/

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Crewe Works Narrow Gauge – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

It was my birthday recently and my present was this book on the narrow gauge system in the Crewe railway works. It’s a really enjoyable book. The history is well written and the photos are very interesting, particularly the superb images of the interior of the iron foundry. Plus the Ramsbottom locos are irresistable. I…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/02/14/crewe-works-narrow-gauge/

Dorset life, Nature

Similar but Different – on The Cobb at Lyme Regis – The Dorset Rambler

I took a trip west to Lyme Regis at the weekend and while I was there, I decided to try to capture some of the drama of the sea giving The Cobb a bit of a pounding. It had actually been a rather lovely day up to that point and did not seem overly windy…
— Read on thedorsetrambler.com/2019/02/20/similar-but-different-on-the-cobb-at-lyme-regis/