Friday, 21 August 2015
We called in at Embsay on our way home from a holiday and saw there was a train about to leave. My son, Thomas, was very excited and got his camera from my bag ready to take a photo. Despite the guy in the photo seeing Thomas waiting patiently with his camera, he continued to stand there, waiting with his iPad - not taking photos but, as it turned out, waiting to film it as it departed.
He actually moved just as the train was about to depart so Thomas did get his picture, but he only moved when he wanted to to get his footage - a horrible, selfish man. Sometimes at heritage railways, you can't expect to get a clear view because railways often have hoards of people and passengers! But here, well, you can probably tell my opinion of this man..
Fortunately Thomas did get his photo and a couple of treats from the shop, but still there's never an excuse for selfishness like this when a child affected.
Wednesday, 19 August 2015
Wednesday, 5 August 2015
Compared with the original Lima model, my model of 47380 is look much more like a class 47 now - thanks enormously to the fantastic Shawplan etchings.
There's a lot to be said of projects like this even these days. Back to basics stuff where modellers of all abilities can hone their skills and try new things in a way they might never do with new ready to run or expensive kits.
So, go on, switch the internet off and go and do some modelling!