Google changes the rules

A message from Google (as part of their World Domination plan of cause) Ha Ha!!

But I am told that several readers of this site and a whole lot more that follow all the other Model Railway sites are going to find themselves excluded in coming days. The answer is to open up a google account of course. I have had google e mail accounts and others for many years and can honestly say I not noticed any sad results because of my membership. In fact this blog and the ability to operate it advertisement free has been a real plus. Trust that those who want to follow these google blogs will sign up with a google account and then sign up again to continue to receive notifications

"starting the week of January 11, we’ll remove the ability for people with Twitter, Yahoo, Orkut or other OpenId providers to sign in to Google Friend Connect and follow blogs. At the same time, we’ll remove non-Google Account profiles so you may see a decrease in your blog follower count.
We encourage you to tell affected readers (perhaps via a blog post), that if they use a non-Google Account to follow your blog, they need to sign up for a Google Account, and re-follow your blog. With a Google Account, they’ll get blogs added to their Reading List, making it easier for them to see the latest posts and activity of the blogs they follow.
We know how important followers are to all bloggers, but we believe this change will improve the experience for both you and your readers. Posted by Michael Goddard, Software Engineer"


2016_01_16  Blue Skies but a cool day to plaster a wall ;)

Got a phone call this morning, and a half hour later another. Two mates were at loose ends.. Beauty!! more walls to get up :D

First of all Al was thinking about the out rigger supports and he thought we should continue fixing blocks to counter balance the weight of the baseboards on top. So before we started on completing the wall we attached 4 blocks above the out riggers to ensure they could not loosen off.

So we cut out the foam insulation, attached blocks to the brick wall, and patched the cutouts and secured with gaffa tape. Well Done!

 At about this time Graeme arrived, and as he had not met Al, introductions were in order. They got along fine, but I have such good friends, that is no surprise. We had a coffee and Al and I,ate a roll for dinner while we planned our next move.

Then it was just a matter of cutting out the rest of the sheets,applying cornice cement and attaching the sheets to the studs with screws between the dabs of cement.

We thought we were finished for the day but Graeme found some finishing plaster and mesh bandage and so we fixed up all the joints. Need to sand them back when it dries.. The boys admiring their good work.

And here is Honeysuckle sitting approximately where she will be fixed. This first module out of 5 running back towards the camera.

Amazingly the lights are switched off and that is natural light reflecting of the ceiling. Am pretty chuffed with that, and am now confident the wall will stop radiating the high temperatures it did in the past.

Thank you very much Al and Graeme. I am sure I could not do it without you. really appreciate your help.