Thursday, 7 July 2011

Holiday Season Part 1: Isle of Wight

Model making time has been limited over the last couple of months, but it is holiday season. Back in May we were on the Isle of Wight, which meant of course a trip on the IoW Steam Railway!

Spotted from the train was this grounded coach body in a field (actually it was one of two), nice inspiration for a model?

Finally on the way back accross the Solent we saw this Aircraft Carrier. Clearly not one of ours! This was the USS George Washington, and at 99,000 Tonnes I doubt it could get into Portsmouth harbour! Since it is nuclear powered, the red vessel is probably delivering fuel for the aircraft. It was easy to figure out what it was doing there, the previous week Obama had been visiting the UK ...

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Zabdiel said...

Good to see the O2 class in steam. It was under overhaul when we went.