Sunday, 30 October 2011

Trains (and boats)

I've been reminded (several times, by different people!) that my blog hasn't been updated for a very long time again! A lack of time to sort the 1000s of photos from the summer, combined with wrist problems meaning I can only edit a few at a time - and the necessity of combining finding time when my wrists are playing ball to allow me to get on with it - has meant it's been a few months since the last update. I am planning to start blogging more regularly again, and the photos are gradually being sorted, so over time you'll find out what I've been up to over the last few months.....

Meantime, though, here's what I was up to this weekend...

I know my blog posts are more usually about boats, but this one is about trains (and the odd boat.) Yesterday I went to the Aberdeen Model Railway Show. The folk I was with were more interested in the trains, layouts and technical side of running them, but I found all the landscaping fascinating and had an unexpectedly enjoyable few hours at the show. I thought I'd reach my boredom threshold way before that!

I was interested to find that you can buy little figures, farm animals, buildings, etc all to the correct scale to match the different scales of the different gauges of railways!

There was even a real miniature steam train - you could both see and smell the steam.

Some folk/clubs had made the most amazingly detailed landscapes for their railways - houses, cars and roads, tunnels and even the odd boat....

I was also amused to see that you could buy a wee Canadian canoe, complete with paddlers.

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