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26th-Nov-2015 10:29 pm - When Hobbies Collide III
john_amend_all: (wiztardis)

Once upon a time, there was a series of programmes about how to build a model railway, presented by Bob Symes (aka Robert Alexander Baron Schutzmann von Schutzmansdorff). I remember seeing at least one of them on TV when it was repeated at some point. Nowadays it's up on YouTube. My interest in it, then and now, was because the example model was of Horsted Keynes station on the Bluebell.

(Aside: Everyone on the show makes me wince by mispronouncing 'Keynes'. In this context, it should be pronounced 'Canes', not 'Keens'.)

What caught my attention this time was in episode 2, when Symes introduced the man who was going to build the model landscape and buildings. He was none other than Jack "Unity Is Strength" Kine.

31st-Jan-2014 09:31 pm - When Hobbies Collide II

So in the search for information on abandoned railways in London (for, um, reasons), I happened to wander into a blog that discusses London topics with a focus on transport — no surprises there.

What you wouldn't expect is that I landed there on the same day the writer decided to talk about Sapphire and Steel. He's a fan.
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31st-Jan-2014 09:31 pm - When Hobbies Collide II
john_amend_all: (portal)

So in the search for information on abandoned railways in London (for, um, reasons), I happened to wander into a blog that discusses London topics with a focus on transport — no surprises there.

What you wouldn't expect is that I landed there on the same day the writer decided to talk about Sapphire and Steel. He's a fan.

2nd-Aug-2012 10:25 pm - When Hobbies Collide
john_amend_all: (wizard)

So there I was, reading computer magazines from the nineties in search of BASIC listings to type in, and I came across this.

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2nd-Aug-2012 10:25 pm - When Hobbies Collide
john_amend_all: (wizard)

So there I was, reading computer magazines from the nineties in search of BASIC listings to type in, and I came across this.

Read more... )
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