Apart from the railway round the house I also have an N gauge model railway indoors. This model has engines fitted with DCC sound i.e. the locomotives sound like minature versions of the real things. This is all very well I thought but the rest of the layout seems dead so with that in mind I started my 'soundscape' project to pipe various sounds into the layout. Now birds, dogs, cats and many other noises can be heard,follow the link below to have a play and please do let me know what you think!The soundscape project
Over the holiday week we got are heads together to start planning the 2019 events and work for The Blatchington Branch Garden Railway, the proposed public running weekends will be 27 & 28 April, 6 & 7 July and 14 & 15 September - keep an eye on the railway pages for full details!Latest video of my garden railway
NVDA 2018.4.1 has been released recently offering the usual range of updates and performance improvements, link this with BRLTTY 5.6 and Firefox 65.0.1 and users will have a very fast and effective web access suite.
Many visitors to my garden railway will have come across my good friend Marc Tiltman who helps me run & maintain the engines & track, few will know that he suffers from Meniere's disease which effects his hearing & balance. To help spread the knowledge about this disease we have drafted a new page on this site with details of the problem & possible sources of help.The new Meniere's page
Over the last few weeks I've been busy adding bits to these pages, for music fans I'd like to draw your attention to a new page under the useful links area, Eamonn's real music page contains loads of listening recommendations with links to YouTube clips to give you a taster of many of the artists, we are still working on adding more artists & improving search & display but do take a look & let us know what you think:-Eamonn's real music page
Following a visit from David & Alexander Henshaw from Miniature railway magazine earlier this year I'm very pleased to say that the Blatchington branch, my garden railway, is featured in issue 39 of the publication which is released today. For more details click on the link below:-Miniature Railway issue 39 is out now as a 99p digital download!
For those of you currently on DLA you might find the following link of interest, it's a very strange & scarey process for many, people being told that you cant be blind as you are looking at them etc. & that is from the expert assessing you for the benefit! Don't panic though, many are successful with their claim.PIP assistance
Went to my good friend Mike gold's 50th a few days ago & Jan managed to catch this picture of St. Paul's church Chigwell - hope you like it.
Great to be able to say something nice about a shop for once, I'd like to thank the staff at Morrisons Seaford for their friendly help when I visit the store with my guide dog Kraken. Even at the busiest times they manage to assist.
Thanks to John Squire I was lucky enough to get a trip to the Lynton & Barnstaple railway in his 1931 Rolls Royce to attend the lines gala weekend at the end of September. Pictured above is the car with Sid, one of the locos that was in steam for the weekend - a boys dream too, I had the chance to drive the loco for a couple of minutes! Many thanks to Tony Nicholson for the copy of the picture - my camera decided to play up at the vital moment!
Just to show the world my mum was not the only person with green fingers in this family, mind you it does help that it is the sort of plant you can forget for up to a month without the bloody thing dying on you!
Just a small bit of legal stuff here, although most of the material contained in these pages is largely in the public domain please do contact me before using any text, photos or videos to double check that they are free to use.
Please do drop in again soon!
Site last amended - 13 February 2019 at 11:10