And, by way of contrast, probably on the same day, a driver's eye view of the railway line to Buxton.
It's A Gas In Reading.
The use of "gas" for levity and enjoyment goes back to two uses. The first is the expression "everything is gas and goiters," which is first found in print used by Charles Dickens in 1839, meaning quite satisfactory. The more direct origin of the current (well, mid 20th century) usage is from Irish slang where gas meant joke or frivolity, found used in print by James Joyce in 1914. The usage seems to have been picked up by the African American community in the US in the "Jazz Age," and the expression "it's a gas" is first found used in print by James Baldwin in 1957.
fbb never realised that the vintage BBC sitcom ...... "All Gas and GAITERS" was a play on the phrase used by Charles Dickens.
But, in the continuing quest for environmentally friendly buses, the use of gas if being used yet again.
A grouse about a grouse?
Perhaps, just this time, the lower deck rear window could have been embellished with a bit of the much derided Contravision. A grouse slashed in two by a giant Viking axe (other axes are available) rather spoils the effect.Another First from First
Buy a Famous Brummy Fleetline
But, do not wince too much as they come fitted with internal lighting, working headlamps and illuminated destination blinds. Wowsers!
If you are looking to suggest to a loved one that he/she might buy you the whole set for Christmas/Birthday/Coming out of Lockdown Part 1, there are 22 to collect; a modest total of £1,188.90.
Talking of Lights
The link "pergola" from church to hall also made hiding the wires very easy ...
The thicker wire to the battery and switch sort of disappears into the trees and is hardly noticeable.
Next, lights for Peterville station platform; and another cunning plan is being planned, cunningly. It will use some of these:-
Talking of Skilled Modelling