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James Finister
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The Long Slog
We've been living out here in the middle of nowhere for just over two years now. It remains a strange, wonderful, challenging and very different part of the country for us but overall we still love it, apart from the wind. Ah yes, the wind. I hear you sayin...

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North Ings
It is claimed that North Ings Farm Railway is one of the least visited tourist attractions in the UK. To be honest my first impressions seemed to confirm why. It wasn't easy to find and my first few minutes there made me wonder if an open day was more of a ...

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Spalding Bulb Museum
After the trip to the Model Engineering Show we still had time to pop up the road to a local garden centre that has as an added attraction Spalding Bulb Museum .  The history of large scale flower cultivation in this area has its own fascinating history . I...

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A Tale of Two Exhibitions: Part 2
This was supposed to be a fairly quick follow on from Part 1 . Then, as so often, life got busy. In fact I'm supposed to be in India as I write this but there simply wasn't time to renew my visa. So in a brief respite whilst various people are out of contac...

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A Tale of Two Exhibtions. Part 1
Living in the fens you become very aware of changes through the year. In Herefordshire and Warwickshire it tended to be either green and wet, or green and dry. Here the crops change rapidly and so do the colours of the fields. The sky closes in then opens u...

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Slow Progress
Trying to make progress over a fenland  Winter seems a bit of a lost cause. There just aren't enough usable hours of daylight to get everything done. It wouldn't be so bad if the workshop/engine shed had power or even some windows. However, a couple of nice...

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Gedney
It is many years since the  Fens lost what was once an extensive railway network. So it is surprising that so many traces of the railways can still be found. The old M&GNR station at Gedney closed in 1959 but was kept well maintained until comparatively rec...

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Kings Lynn Again
The arrival of the new Hornby Peckett W4, and the possibility of the ModelRail J70 has made me start thinking about the Kings Lynn micro layout again. So today we had a quick trip over there, combined with a meal at the excellent Bank House Hotel . Every ti...

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The First Year of the ELR
I find it quite hard to believe that it is only a year since construction of the ELR began  . In that time it has become established as an invaluable aid to country living, Coal, wood, and rubbish provide regular traffic, and the first sections of track to ...

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