Trydan yng Nghaerdydd
Saturday, 22 January 2022
Not only has Cardiff unveiled its fleet of single deck electric buses, but one of them is painted in a version of the old Cardiff Corporation brown livery. When teenage fbb passed through the Welsh capital on an all-line Rail Rover he and chum Alan caught a Trolleybus possibly (age dims the memory!) to Roath Park.
Talking Of Livery?
This oddity appeared from a twit recently.
It is very fake! Someone has been playing with his computer.
Venerable vehicles like 959 FWJ never made it into Mainline livery, but some did gain South Yorkshire PTE brown and cream. And, lo, there is 959 so adorned.
Not Fake Pictures
In his piece on the closure of the Northern Line City Branch, fbb was forced to publish some very fake pictures of buses on the rail replacement route 733.
On Thursday, fbb was invited to give a talk to a group of "mature folk" at Seaton Methodist Church.
fbb set up his equipment and pre-focussed the first slide before The Chair started the meeting with hymn, reading and prayer. To hide the slide while the formalities were in progress, fbb placed a hymn book over the lens of the projector; the aim being to remove it when his talk commenced. Here is just a sample if the stunning (?) visuals:-
The talk was a rip-roaring success, although nobody threw money. Sadly. near the end of "the show" fbb realised he had talked with boundless skill and enthusiasm (as usual) with much audience back-chat, BUT ...
... he had not removed the hymn book and no pictures could be seen by the congregation!
Collapse of stout party! Very stout party!
P.S. The group confessed that they had enjoyed the talk and were looking forward to his next visit on 10th March - with or without pictures.
Hornby Catalogue Review
Way back when, Triang introduced a model of Stephenson's Rocket.
And indeed two more "wagons" appeared, followed by a new train pack.
Of which more tomorrow.
Next Variety blog : Sunday 23rd January