A Busy Week - Again!
Saturday, 3 July 2021
After taking the church service on Sunday (well received, Praise God) this week has been about printing, folding, stuffing, posting and locally delivering our monthly leaflet. This maintains contact with those who came to our monthly Sunday afternoon tea meeting (BC) and attendees at our Monday bible study (every two weeks also BC). About 50 copies are distributed containing items linked to a letter of the alphabet.
We have simple (?) secular puzzles ...
Work has started on assembling and painting that very difficult kit for the station bookstall ...
We'll Take That As Red - A P.S.
When fbb was reviewing the proliferation of a bright red livery in various First Bus domains, he completely forgot South Wales. Here red buses are labelled for Swansea ...
Lacking any sense of perception, your elderly blogger had not noticed that the new red garb for one of First's fleets in South Yorkshire actually reads "Doncaster's" (possessive case, for the grammatically astute).
And Go Ahead North East has a bit of a copy cat offering!
Talking Of Livery
fbb knew that in the very early days of British Railways, well before Ray Stenning was even the faintest glint in his mother's eye, British Railways did some livery experiments. The outcome was that class 8 passenger locos would be blue (as in the A4 pacifics), other express locos would be green, bog standard mixed traffic locos would be black with lining and freight only chuffers would be plain unadorned black.
In this process there were some interesting colourways.
Until Bachmann announced their latest model, fbb did not know that a "Jube" (Jubilee Class 4-6-0 for those who lack the spotterist patois) appeared in a rather fetching green ...
And whilst with Bachmann, does anybody know why their prices are so weird. We all understand the myth that consumers think that £59.99 isn't really £60 but ...
And a superb Birthday Present.
"Come On Ing-Ger-Land" is, apparently how you pronounce the text on the side of the bus.
And another operator joins the £1 evening fare club ...
... so why not over the whole BlueStar network, eh? Seems a bit beastleigh for the folk from Eastleigh.
What Is Slough Famous For?
For what is Slough famous?
Unless it is a Ray Stenning economy with the truth.
It must be quite hard to populate cove panels with positives from Slough. The architecture of the railway station is, however ...
Next Variety blog : Sunday 4th June