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COUNCIL HOUSING CENTENARY EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY AUGUST 2nd — NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE

Jean Wayman, who has been a council tenant for over 60 years and lives in Waddon (pictured), will be attending the exhibition launch event The past 100 years of council homes in the borough of Croydon will be celebrated next week at the launch of a month-long exhibition. The 1919 Housing Act heralded a huge […]

via COUNCIL HOUSING CENTENARY EXHIBITION OPENS FRIDAY AUGUST 2nd — NEWS FROM CRYSTAL PALACE

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London named the first National Park City in the World — Stephen Liddell

When you think of a national park, images of sweeping landscapes and rolling hills likely spring to mind. So it may come as a surprise to learn that London has officially been crowned as the world’s first National Park City. In doing so perhaps finally shunning its its reputation as a pea-soup smog-filled metropolis to become […]

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Calming an Exhibition Manager’s Nerves………… — highland miscellany

So with nine weeks to go (a couple of which will be lost with a summer holiday) to Glenmutchkin’s first outing at Scaleforum, the state of progress is at the forefront my mind! It is probably rather more at the forefront of the exhibition manager’s mind! So help to calm the Scaleforum’s exhibition manager’s nerves, here is […]

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The Cromford Canal | esngblog

Thursday morning, we walked down from the hotel to Cromford Mills, less than half-a-mile away.  These mills were the site of the first cotton-spinning machine invented by Richard Arkwright.  This whole stretch of the Derwent Valley and its mills has been designated as a World Heritage Site – a slight contrast to the pyramids and…
— Read on esngblog.com/2019/07/23/the-cromford-canal/

3mm Society, Railway, Terriers A1 & A1x, Wimblehurst Road

Pevensey Show

Well survived the show. Unfortunately the layout suffered from the heat and the track shifted causing the board joints to move. I also had to Jerry rig the wiring as had no power.

On the positive side a few notes to self for the future

  • Make a note of your wiring
  • Develop a non electrical solution for point control
  • Improve layout wiring
  • Do not use recycled wiring
  • Test your stock
  • Unify couplings
  • Despite the heat it was an enjoyable exhibition and I would like to thank Mr P and Mike for their company and help on the day – onwards & forwards.
  • Here are some pics