Thursday, 14 October 2021
Tunnel Vision (2)
It's Been A Fun Day (NOT!)
The day began with fbb doing a bit more improvement of his recently purchased TPO carriage which came in all-over red and now has grey roof and black ends. But more could be done to make it better. The black block at the right is where Hornby pick up and set down their little mail bags. In reality this whole area is where the net is stowed, the net that catches the real mailbags off their pole and hook by the trackside.
And here is the net opened out.
But the old man was reasonably pleased that his net looks more like a net!
Then BT Openreach turned up in force to try to make the fbb's frequently failing internet function felicitously, thus interrupting blogging and much other "stuff" for the whole afternoon. At 1715, and in some frustration, fbb cadged internet from next door.
Almost immediately the fbb internet re-appeared - but with no landline phone. Subsequently the lads also re-appeared and everything (including the phone) seems OK - but (a bit like when the NHS gets it claws into you) more tests are needed.
So, with less time than usual and hope for electronic stability, back to the blog. Unfortunately, after the further tests, the lads from BT Openreach report that the line is not right yet and they will have to pass the job on to another man who will turn up in a couple days.
Naar De Hoek En Verder
It was actually almost a whole mile from the Strand station to the beach.
Metro Line B was to be extended to the Hoek by way of replacement. From 2019 Metro trains used to terminate at a platform of the original station ...
Rotterdam Metro began its life in 1968 with two simple lines called NorthSouth and EastWest. Clever readers may be able to work out how they were arranged directionally.
It didn't look quite like that when fbb last walked past the Beurs - but that was 62 years ago! It has been done up a bit since 1959.
It was the yellow line B that was extended to the "traditional" ferry terminal.
Also to come, over the weekend, is a review of the Yesterday programme, the first in the series about the modern Hornby company.
Next Tunnel Vision blog : Friday 15th October