Must be November. Birthday weekend trip to Swanage Railway and first time being pulled by the STD 4 tank. Very smooth ride.
The good Mrs D and I along with our Grace went to Swanage today and somehow managed to end up at Swanage station where the gala was in full swing. Rude not to have a look round, lots of variety and not a steam engine in site.
Here are the photos
Yesterday I had the experience on driving a class 33, 33111 on the Norden extension. Very enjoyable drive and two very different journeys. Going towards Wareham the loco controls were very responsive especially the loco brake (which is quite important!). Going back to Norden, not quite as responsive, the brake taking longer to find the braking point. Overall a very enjoyable experience and another off the bucket list.
Here are the pics
Visit to Swanage today as it is my birthday weekend. Went from a very soggy Norden to an even soggier Swanage to pick Mrs D’s birthday bear from Corfe 🐻 and then back to Norden.
At the Weymouth Show at the weekend I bumped into the Dorset collective of 3mm members. One of their number Colin Lockyer (4mm modeller – Pine Road) has produced a chassis jig, not only for use in 3mm but 4mm scale too. An impressive bit of kit, of which details can be found on Colin’s blog
Better start saving.
I had the privilege of being invited to operate 50 Shades of Grey at Weymouth Show. You may recall that I helped operate the layout at St Albans in January when did actually snow! My how time flys.
Browsing Railway Modeller and the exhibition calendar , found that Bridport MRC were holding their annual one exhibtion today.
So in my little car I went to Bridport, not a bad run from Weymouth despite the traffic though it did take me at least 20 minutes to park such is the popularity of Bridport on a Saturday with its market.
Bridport exhibition is a small affair the main attraction being Beaminster, a recent feature in this months RM
The good Mrs Driscoll, our Boxer Grace and I did the coastal path walk from Bowleaze Cove to Osmington Mills and back a distant of 7 miles undulating walk with a nice lunch at the Smugglers Inn and 2 pints of Badgers finest in the bargain.
You may of read in the news recently about the cracks that appeared in the cliff near Bowleaze , well here they are
A very pleasent 5 hours 😀