Tuesday 25 December 2018

Merry Christmas

Just got back in from midnight mass.

Which I guess means all I have left to do before I turn in (having had the first slice of the Christmas cake with a slice of Wensleydale, and a decent scotch (Ardbeg 10yo)), is to wish all my readers (and I guess listeners) a very happy and peaceful Christmas in whatever way you choose to celebrate it.

Wednesday 5 December 2018

Allan Downes

I know I'm a little behind the times, but I note with sadness the passing of model-maker extra-ordinaire, Allan Downes, in August.

For both my dad and I, he was one of the main reasons to race to grab the copy of Railway Modeller when it turned up in the mid/late 70s. His scenery making talents were flat out unbelievable.

If you want a long read, here's a thread of him and almost equally gifted modeller Iain Robinson having a good-humoured 'model off' in RMWeb, that lasts right up to his passing, and is littered with utterly drool-worthy photos of their handiwork. Be warned, you will spend a fair amount of time going "is that actually a model???"

Tuesday 4 December 2018

The Miller's Tale - Episode 5

Episode 5: In which Mike talks about (among other things)... boats and trains? 

Trust me. There's method in the madness.

Before anyone comments - yes, this is just over the hour, which came as quite a shock when I came to do the assemble edit. This is pretty much the upper limit on length I'm prepared to go - any longer and you'll get more and shorter podcasts!
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