Jump to content

30368

Members
  • Content Count

    941
  • Joined

  • Last visited

Community Reputation

2,532 Excellent

3 Followers

Profile Information

  • Location
    Wonderful Buxton!
  • Interests
    Making little steam engines, trying to make my first layout (70D) at a very ripe age, Art, Music, my 4 daughters and their offspring, my wife, a deep pool of wisdom and intelligence very scary in a way.
    Modern European History, well any history really, travelling by all forms of transport, motor racing and much more I can't talk about.
    Oh! reading too, discovered the wonderful optimistic SF books of the late Iain M Banks - if only we could become "The Culture" we have wherewithal - just need to focus!

Recent Profile Visitors

7,037 profile views

About Me

Fairly ordinary bloke really. Apprentice fitter ex Eastleigh Works and in SR Maintenance depots. Southern House RSD then BRB Derby etc... in fact 50+ years a railwayman. 

Enjoyed being a Dad and since the girls still seem to like me after all these years (oldest is now 46) I guess I did not do too bad a job and I know that I was only half the team!

Found retirement a huge adjustment even though I had prepared for it very carefully. Making little engines (hand-eye coordination + continual problem solving) helps the adjustment but volunteering for the last five years in my local NHS (brilliant institution, how do they do it for the money?) Hospital for a couple or three shifts each week is just fantastic, get so much out of it. I have seen my fellow creatures in all sorts a fixes and have learnt so much. On balance, humanity is wonderful long may we flourish!

 

IMG_2007.JPG.38ff233804be5b9bb0656879734085bc.JPG

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.