Sunday, 19 September 2021
Answer : What else but keep and eye open for a Hornby TPO (with net) and try again. Such a model appeared almost instantly and with a "make an offer" button. fbb cheekily offered what he had bid before (and lost!) which was accepted.
Thus it was that while the fbb's were a-lunching with their guests (The Fearnley Four) it duly arrived in a more well proportioned package showing a powerful use of parcel tape.
fbb was doubly excited; firstly to get what he had originally wanted, and secondly because he had never been familiar with this reboot of the old Triang model that he had owned as a treenager.
Much neater than the original, but fbb does not know how many mailbags are lost in domestic cleaning machines!
Were the carriage roofs ever red? fbb will be reducing the garishness by the judicious application of a coat of matt grey.
... at Porthmadog. It is bang opposite the recently extended platforms of the Ffestinion Railway.
It looks truly wonderful! There is a wide selection of "home" locos ...
It may be small in gauge and scale but it is perfectly formed.
No matter - they are already sold out!
Waverley v A Cruise Liner
And Two Come Along At Once
"What is the difference," he posed, "between a Flat White and an Americano with hot milk?"
The Barista's answer seemed to imply less coffee, more froth and a higher price.
So, the Americano is Espresso plus water (and possibly with a little jug of milk, hot or cold - but that doesn't count!). For a Flat White "steamed" milk is added instead of water and for a Latte you get the bonus of added froth.
So how would the barista describe fbb's favourite, namely strong Gold Blend (other brands are available) plus single cream (lotsa)?
Next Book Review Bl;opg : Monday 22nd September