Category Archives: travel

Biggest Little Railway, Toy Trains on Telly?

My mate Mr Parker  (philsworkbench) gets the low down on a telly project to be filmed this summer, sounds bonkers, and fascinating in the same sentence!

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Throwback Thursday Flying Scotsman

This is a real throwback for me, I can remember as a kid my father taking me to see Flying Scotsman come through Welwyn North one cold frosty Saturday morning. Today after a long and controversial overhaul the locomotive is … Continue reading

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this is why we fly

Another one of the occasional posts showing life from the other side of the door, I’m lucky I get to see this from time to time. This is an Instrument approach into Queenstown EN Zed. I must go there one … Continue reading

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For all the readers and followers of the blog, have a good Christmas and wishing you the compliments of the season. Paul M-P

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Skyward, Head in the Clouds

Many of my regular readers will know that I work in the aviation industry and have done so for many years. As part of that vocation I’ve been fortunate enough to ride ‘up front’ with the engine drivers on many occasions. … Continue reading

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Six of the Best

Some more stunning footage from the recently rebuilt Mosquito flying from Hamilton Airport in Canada with the CWH Lancaster, Spitfires, Hurricane and B25 Mitchell. The Mosquito is one of my favourite aircraft and I can remember being allowed access to … Continue reading

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