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Sulle on film: Sulle sur vidéo

  After a few days of electrical works, I am pleased to say that Sulle is back in something like working order. To celebrate, I have yielded to demands emanating from across the Channel for some video footage. There is … Continue reading

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Sulle, September 2018

I’ve taken the plunge and dismantled the layout – in order to do some electrical work underneath. This meant separating baseboards that hadn’t been split since I did the scenic work. Luckily, everything went without major damage being done. This … Continue reading

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Le buffet de la gare

I’ve just completed the latest building for Sulle: the station buffet. Based, as per the main building on the one at Guéret near Limoges. A delight to make, especially as it did not take anything like the 18 months of … Continue reading

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Ending the silence/ La fin du silence

It’s a long time since I posted anything here (at all). My ongoing issues with the damaging effects of stress and more robbed me completely of my enthusiasm for my hobbies and interests, and it is still only gradually returning. … Continue reading

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Travelling in Style?

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I named this blog carefully, in the belief that attention to the small things is often what transforms mere existence into Living. It is also a study in how this happens – and rather too often…

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An M25 for high speed trains?

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Our last two trips on the continent were both by train. The first was to Lyon, the second to Basel via Strasbourg. In the past it has always been necessary to change trains in Paris, and…

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Winter running on the Bryandale Railway

A neighbour’s request for trains to run so her grandson could see them rapidly grew into a long petition of locals wanting the same thing. So I agreed to a relatively rare winter outing for the Bryandale Railway to coincide with … Continue reading

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Missed again – or why Britain’s public transport lags behind its neighbours’

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In 2012, the government announced the largest investment in railway electrification since the 1970s.  Lines to Bristol and South Wales, Sheffield and the East Midlands, and across the Pennines between Manchester and Leeds, and from Southampton…

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Building work to March 2017

It’s been some time since the last post, so here’s a brief update. I’ve been spending modelling time on the block of buildings by the river. As there are seven of them, it is taking quite some time, especially as … Continue reading

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Comment créer les fond de décor maison

Le procès que j’ai dévéloppé (si on peut l’aggrandir comme ҫa) n’est ni rapide ni bon marché – mais il peut créer un fond de décor adapté précisement pour votre réseau. J’ai des procès bien bizarre, et peut-etre qu’il puissent … Continue reading

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