Wednesday, 1 December 2021

Review of 2021 : January

Here we are then, the review of 2021. The second year of the Covid era. With lockdown in force at the start of the year there would be no rail adventures until March. However, in January there was a trip to the Birmingham & Fazeley Canal in Minworth. Only local places within walking distance or a short car journey were visited.

The Midlands Photos Blog went live, this focusses on a location in the Midlands every week. Apart from that there wasn't a great deal to report! We just awaited the end of lockdown.

Song of the month was "See it in your eyes" by Roxi Drive.

Tuesday, 30 November 2021

Warwickshire Places (20) : Wood End

The village of Wood End is just to the North of Tanworth-in-Arden. The village is part of Tanworth parish to the West of Umberslade manor and South of Terry's Green. Umberslade was given in the reign of Henry II to Robert Archer and remained in his family for the next six hundred years.

Wood End is a small village mostly consisting of residential properties though there is a pub of course. The village has a railway station on the North Warwickshire Line.

Saturday, 27 November 2021

Small railway adventure only

The bad weather meant i canceled my planned trip to Oakham today, we'll try again for Rutland next year. Instead i had some time to give my Birches Green layout a bit of a run. This included an empty stock move to finally take the tourist coaches to storage, bogie coaches (presumably with heaters aboard) have been bought back for the cold months.

Thursday, 25 November 2021

Evolution of the scroll bar

This is an interesting website showing the evolution of the GUI scroll bar from the earliest days of Xerox to the modern day. Personally i think the Mac scroll bar reached it's peak with System 7 and 8. The scroll bars of the current day are rather anemic.