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Rod Stewart’s Magnificent, 124′ HO-Scale Model Railway (Depicting An U.S. Cityscape).

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From the U.K. “Daily Mail”



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WOW. Now that is a layout!

I could not — I would not — even aspire to anything of that detail, thoroughness and competence. Never knew that he was an avid and gifted model railroader, though it appears it was fairly well known in the right circles.

“Maggie May” was a hit in 1971 when I was at University (in Swansea). I became a big fan. I eventually got to see him, perform live, in the lates 1980s, in Worcester, Massachusetts.

I will confess that I am a bit perturbed and disappointed that he opted for an U.S. motif. But, to be fair, that gave him the most scope for doing the buildings and surroundings. Nothing in the U.K. could have, realistically, been that busy and included both passenger and freight.

I am impressed and humbled. Way to go, Rod. Bravo.


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‘Nauset Beach Light’, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, In The Snow — March 2 – 3, 2019.

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Went to the Cape for a long weekend, March 1 – 3, 2019. We had booked it, to coincide with New Hampshire school vacations, a month ago. Given that it was winter we knew we could be taking a chance with the weather, but we were willing to risk it.

As it transpired there was quite the snowstorm at the Cape Friday night into Saturday afternoon. At least 5″, 8″ or more in some places. But, we are from New Hampshire and we are used to snow. So, we did venture out, on Saturday morning, in the snow. Went as far as Wellfleet — for lunch. The road were not plowed very well so the going was slow.

Despite the weather I turned into the ‘Cape Cod National Seashore‘. That is how we saw this light — in the snow. We went back the next day — Sunday. That was a beautiful day. Bright sunshine and clear, blue skies. You can tell which pictures were taken when. On Sunday we also got to visit the ‘Highland Light‘, further up north.

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‘Highland Light’, Cape Cod, Massachusetts, In The Snow — March 3, 2019.

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Saw the sign for it, off Route 6, as we were driving, on Sunday, to Provincetown. I had to go and have a look. I like lighthouses. I am glad I turned off. Stately & dignified lighthouse.

We had quite the snowstorm at the Cape the day before. So, the ground was covered in fresh snow. First people we encountered were a young couple cross-country skiing around the golf course that surrounds the lighthouse site. The snow gave it a whole different perspective. Plus, it was a beautiful sunny day with clear blue skies. The picture, in Wikipedia, taken in the Summer looks so different. Hopefully one day I might be able to revisit when there isn’t any snow and there is greenery around.

As the last big picture above testifies, the lighthouse was moved inland, 450′, in 1996.


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I Think My Lighthouse Picture With My Sony a7 II Is Better Than This One From The New Nikon D850.

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I could be wrong, but it could be the same lighthouse, i.e., Nobska Lighthouse, in Woods HoleMassachusetts.

I get a ‘Nikon Rumors‘ e-mail every night.

It just struck a chord — a funny one at that.

They are both fullframe cameras. So, it is an apples-to-apples comparison. Yes, I appreciate the Nikon one is supposed to be the view through the optical viewfinder. Nonetheless, I think my pictures has richer, warmer colors. {Smile}


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Nobska Lighthouse, Woods Hole, Massachusetts.

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This classic lighthouse is not in Woods Hole per se — just on the outskirts, on a side road so to speak.

We did not see it on our first two trips to Woods Hole (albeit both trips on the same day). I, however, did not want to leave Falmouth, Mass., without seeing this lighthouse. So on our 4th day, at the Cape, I made a special trip just to see the Nobska Lighthouse. It was worth it. There is parking for 5-6 cars right in front of the lighthouse and we were but the 3rd car there. Compared to the crush in Woods Hole, this place was empty. Nice little path to a rocky but scenic beach.

This lighthouse was very different to the ‘Monhegan Lighthouse’ on Monhegan Island that I had spent much time at just two weeks earlier. This did NOT have the elevation and as such the views. But it is definitely on a much busier stretch of water with large ferries going by all the time. Oh yes, definitely worth stopping by IF you are in the area.


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Flowers Of Woods Hole, Mass. Part I — August 9, 2017.

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Another delightful (and quintessential) New England coastal town (maybe a village in this case) with an abundance of glorious flowers. Bustling place, a ferry hub for Martha’s Vineyard. Took the $2 trolley bus from Falmouth, MA for our first visit because I did not want to contend with the parking. Think it was the right decision. Drove down in the evening and lucked out with the parking.

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