Thursday, 20 June 2019


A Blackpool "Toastrack" tram (you can probably work out why it's called that) at Crich.

Wednesday, 19 June 2019

BGLR : Overside load

A while ago I bought a HO scale dummy tram. Originally I intended the tram line to be just for show but of course it is now a fully operational second line. I have removed the pantograph from the dummy tram and it makes for a neat load for the flatbed wagon.

Tuesday, 18 June 2019

Golden Age (20) : The Night of Fear

Moray Dalton's Golden Age murder mystery covers all the bases with aplomb. A murder is committed in a country mansion on a dark night (the victim is even in 1930s style fancy dress) and there are an assembled collection of suspects which the police and a private detective begin to investigate...

Although the crime and investigation covers little new ground what makes the story stand out is the romantic angle which becomes a major plot point, such things often missing or handled clumsily in Golden Age mysteries.

A well written and enjoyable little mystery.

Sunday, 16 June 2019

In need of refurb

Now the second raised bed is progressing well its time to take a look at the first raised bed which is now over six years old. The sides of the raised bed are in need of some rennovation and the herb garden contained inside is a bit wild. The rosemary especially is huge, i never realised rosemary plants could grow this large, my knowledge of the plant was derived mostly from the small snippets you see in supermarkets!

Friday, 14 June 2019

Calling at Crewe

Mid-June and my car is due it's MOT and service. So while leaving the Red Herring in the care of Ford I went up to Crewe to take some railway photographs. I was glad to catch one of the new Class 195s, i like the clean and simple lines. I was also able to photograph a train in the new Transport for Wales livery for the first time. You can see my photos here.