Posts By: Jon Scaife

Track geometries for 00-Gauge Hornby SeTrack

I have recently returned to mod­el rail­way­ing after a hiatus of over a dec­ade. Since I last mod­elled, things have changed con­sid­er­ably, with the wide avail­ab­il­ity of mod­el­ling soft­ware which allows lay­outs to be care­fully designed in advance — ensur­ing the design will fit in the space, and that the required track is avail­able.

Practical Jokes

After a recent con­ver­sa­tion I was reminded of the numer­ous prac­tic­al jokes I have car­ried out over the years. A quick scan around the Inter­net doesn’t actu­ally reveal a par­tic­u­larly good selec­tion of cheap harm­less pranks to play on friends so I thought I’d share some of my favour­ites

Planning a European driving holiday

EU Map

I recently wrote about our European driv­ing hol­i­day and a couple of people have since asked me for some more detailed inform­a­tion about the plan­ning pro­cess. Unless people want to do exactly the same trip, many of the details will be dif­fer­ent, but the key things to check remain the same. Here I’ll detail how… Read more »

Euro RoadTrip 2013

Ford GT on the Autobahn

Every sum­mer I go on Hol­i­day to the beau­ti­ful Greek island of Crete.  I’m yet to go alone and this year as well as my part­ner I was joined by 2 mates, both of whom have been before.  How­ever, this year, we decided to do things a little dif­fer­ently — rather than fly over most… Read more »

Sarakina Gorge in South East Crete

Bottom of Sarakina Gorge

Just before we set off on our travels this year, I noticed a photo on face­book, pos­ted by a “page” I fol­low called Vis­it­I­era­petra. It was a photo of a beau­ti­ful look­ing fresh-water gorge, appar­ently very near to Iera­petra in South-East Crete. Hav­ing vis­ited Iera­petra over 20 times and hav­ing friends who live there, I… Read more »

Funny synopsis of Warren G’s “Regulate”

I saw this on Wiki­pe­dia a while ago, it might even have been a couple of years ago, thanks to a friend’s link on face­book.  It has since dis­ap­peared from wiki­pe­dia, which is a shame, as it is a work of geni­us.  I’ve repro­duced it here because of how much it made me chuckle.  I’m… Read more »

Another Réal Ale Trail — Wherry Lines Ale Track

There are quite a few Rail Ale Trails now avail­able in the UK, includ­ing the one I recently wrote about.  I recently had to organ­ise a stag do for a mate, and after look­ing into sev­er­al options I con­cluded the best option would be an Ale Trail in anoth­er part of the coun­try.  The route… Read more »

South Pennines Réal Ale Trail

Recently a group of friends and I went on the South Pen­nines Real Ale Trail. This is the same Ale Trail that fea­tured on Oz and James Drink to Bri­tain. Before going into detail, a quick sum­mary — we all had an excel­lent day, and enjoyed a good few ales.