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The Past Revealed at Kimmeridge – The Dorset Rambler

Erosion is a serious threat to our coastlines which are constantly receding at a frightening rate. This is particularly the case along the cliffs at Kimmeridge as they are somewhat volatile. However, just occasionally erosion can bring to light relics from the past that have lain dormant and hidden for many years……and I am not…
— Read on thedorsetrambler.com/2019/03/04/the-past-revealed-at-kimmeridge/

Buildings I like

Katrine aqueduct | esngblog

An interesting set of photos, with not much railway, but a lot of interesting engineering.   They show construction of the Katrine aqueduct, that provides water to Glasgow.  I did some hydraulic analysis on the treatment works at the end of the tunnels a while back. Old photographs showing one of Scotland’s most important public…
— Read on esngblog.com/2019/03/04/katrine-aqueduct/

Railway

Canute Road Quay features in Hornby Magazine Issue 142 April 2019 published today. | GrahamMuz: Fisherton Sarum & Canute Road Quay

I am pleased to advise that Canite Road Quay features in the latest issue of Hornby Magazine. Publication follows very pleasant day spent back in January with friend and Hornby Magazine editor Mike Wild (albeit fraught with a few travel travel problems due to icy road conditions and dubious Sat Nav directional choices) nattering and…
— Read on grahammuz.com/2019/03/07/canute-road-quay-features-in-hornby-magazine-issue-142-april-2019-published-today/

Railway

Chequer Plate Points Inserts – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The yard of the engineering works will be covered in stone setts made from DAS modelling clay. However, I don’t want to put clay around the moving parts of the points. Instead I decided to use chequer plate plasticard to create ‘metal’ inserts for the points. A drawing of each point was made by rubbing a…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2019/03/16/chequer-plate-points-inserts/

Dorset life, Nature, travel

Winter Trees in the Sunset – The Dorset Rambler

I guess this kind of follows on from my previous post. I just love the winter trees, especially when silhouetted against a sunset sky, with that beautiful tracery of branches and twigs. They are like exploding fireworks, or spiders’ webs, but in negative. In summer, these will just be an apparent solid mass as foliage…
— Read on thedorsetrambler.com/2019/03/12/winter-trees-in-the-sunset/