The Tortuous Tale Of A Tempting Tin Tabernacle (1)
Saturday, 26 November 2022
It starts, as you would expect, with ballast. In its outdoor configuration, the Peterville Quarry Railway (that well known heritage line somewhere in England) had very badly ballasted track.
... effect will be better than previously.
In addition to ballasting, progress with Peterville's minimalist Tin Town is now in evident. The picture above shows two resin pre-cast (and expensive!) model buildings which act as bunkhouses for the hard working band of Peterville volunteers and formerly served as quarrymens' accommodation.
Birchinlee was known as "Tin Town".
The only remnant of Birchinlee is one tin house recycled as a small shop in the village of Hope.
Painted blue, the Bachmann Scenecraft tin tabernacle would look very nice indeed ...
But yesterday was Black Friday!
The tale continues tomorrow.
Shelton Lock - a P.S.
Correspondent Julian reminds fbb that the timetable change due in December is a minor change to evening services.
Cynically, Julian writes:-
And just for fun the Evening buses to Swadlincote that were cancelled early October because they carried no one and being put back on two months later, and presumably will still carry no one. No doubt a councillor who has never used it complained.
For The Record
High Speed services have started in Spain.
Worrying times for the company's staff.
Next Variety blog : Sunday 27th Novwmber