It is quite good to hang out with the smaller gauges some times as Philip gave a lovely talk down in Plymouth with the Railway Club there. Seemed strange that I was the only one with a Book to sign? The same when Mr Siveter came to give a talk much later. He between playing Trumpet did Railway Photographs just at the right time!!
I did an ancestors search when I discovered my late Brothers eldest was going to do an Art Degree. Her sister is also a talented artist. Katie just draws and paints superbly. An Elizabeth Scott married a Mr Wright and among 7 children they have a Gilbert and a George. On the other side of the family!!! 1804 Thomas Scott was born and later married Elizabeth Bewick in Jarro. Later appearing as a Railway Engineer at the Edge Hill Works and his son 1833 is called George. OOPS Now I know why I am obsessed and can also draw and design!!!
David and Lily Scott.
And for a similar price you can buy some horses!!!!
Builder of far too many projects, but I love them all. The more Locomotives you have building, the more solutions to other Projects Problems get Solved. Reworking Simplex into a Fowler Complex. Making a Jinty more to scale. And going up a size in the shape of a Jessie.
Oh Dear, I'm forgetting but over my mantlepiece is an oil painting of the River Tweed with the then new Border Counties Bridge- with it seems, the first steam locomotive crossing it. It's unsigned, however.
Of course, it was the property of my great grandfather in law who had the painting contract for LNER from Berwick to York. He married the niece of John Dobson the Architect who designed the Newcastle Central Station. He, would you believe, married into the family of the real Alice Wonderland. They had a castle but being greedy thorough mining under it, fell down!
Now I'm wondering about David Scott's family. Obviously he means Jarrow which came to fame with the Venereable( ?) Bede who is supposed to lie in Durham Cathedral - without having decayed. The Bewick family might well be part of Thomas Bewick's family. Bewick lived at Cherryburn, Mickley and he was a famous engraver. One never knows but within a couple of miles or so, there is George Stephenson's cottage at Wylam. The Bewick's were certainly involved in locomotives. Am I right in 'Puffing Billy' locomotive'?