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Steam me up Scottie 2

By Ericsamson
Greeting dear old things. You have been spared my inane drivel for some time so I thought I'd better knuckle down and post an image. I have been a tad under the weather for the last week (the old digestive system playing up a bit but now, I think, under control) and also a bit of a problem with the hands. It's worse when using the laptop so I put it down to a touch of RSI and old age. However, I've been to see the physio today and been assured it's a bit of soft tissue damage and can be easily remedied with some exercises and a few working adjustments. Many thanks to Pamelajean who suggested a bean bag for support (getting that sorted out Pam!) and have also been advised to use a vertical mouse. So there you go - another new experience in my advancing years!
My apologies for being so laggardly with voting and commenting. I may not be commenting much for a week or two until I get this bothersome business sorted out so am putting all my eggs in one basket now. For those who remember 'Are You Being Served?' I must adopt the manner of old Mr Grace and simply say 'You're all doing very well' ! I'll see how it goes but it may continue to be a bit hit and miss. I must keep the old woodturning hands in fine fettle (though in fairness it doesn't present much of a problem when doing that!)

This then is essentially an opportunity to stick my head above the parapet, say hello and wish you all well. I thought another steam train might provide a bit of cheer (well it works for me!). This one has been given a bit of a tweak in Affinity and I prefer it to the original which seems a little 'cold and flat' by comparison. This was taken in September at Paignton Railway Station and features one of the locomotives of the Dartmouth Steam Railway. A wonderful experience!

Take care and all the best, Graham. SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Tags: Transport Paignton Steam locomotive Dartmouth Steam Railway

Voters: BillRookery, adagio, Vambomarbleye and 39 more

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adagio Plus
2 3 2 England
5 Nov 2019 8:46PM
Nice shot Graham full of steam railway atmosphere!! Hoping you start feeling more like your old self soon.

Saastad Plus
2 16 15 Norway
5 Nov 2019 9:03PM
A lovely photo Graham! Fine composition and lovely mood!

Arne Smile
5 Nov 2019 9:06PM
Lovely image with a fine POV , best wishes for a speedy recovery.

mrswoolybill Plus
14 2.8k 2408 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2019 9:19PM
Wear and tear, it's catching up with us... I have a mouse-mat with a built-in pad that supports my wrist, it does seem to help.
woolybill1 Plus
14 37 78 United Kingdom
5 Nov 2019 9:32PM
I can smell the steam from here. Once upon a time I could ascend to a locomotive cab with similar alacrity to this young man; alas, ascending a stair or two is enough . . . .
Do look after yourself, please, Graham, and always remember to keep the pills going until you are told to stop Smile

mac Plus
19 12 Scotland
5 Nov 2019 11:44PM
A very catchy title with an image to back it up. Keep plugging away and take care, Graham.
There is always light at the end of a tunnel!!
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2019 2:22AM
Love to see all that steam... Beautiful composition Graham, well seen...
Isabel GrinGrin
6 Nov 2019 6:23AM
A wonderful head of steam getting up, Graham. The view point works very well too. Very nicely done sir.

6 Nov 2019 7:06AM
great scene and title
bluesandtwos 11 520 1 England
6 Nov 2019 7:56AM
Now that is some serious flatulence, it's even scorched his overalls on the way out! Little wonder he stuck his backside out of the cab to release such a demon. Smile

Sorry, but a brief response, it's mermaid day and I am already late. A proper PM tomorrow. Get 100% soon or I shall have to send Madeline round with some of Auntie A. s horse remedy.Wink

Bertie and Co.
saltireblue Plus
11 11.9k 75 Norway
6 Nov 2019 8:10AM
He may well be wearing the attire that suggests years of clambering manfully in and out iron horses, but his posture is one of a green, pure and almost virginal novice. Just see how he is carefully seeking out the next step with his eyes, uncertain of exactly where it is to be found. Not a complete imposter, merely a wannabee trying to look like the real thing (who mentioned Boris and Jeremy?).

One sends ones best wishes to ones hands and joints generally, and trust that the dexterous exercises are such that they can be performed in public whenever the need or desire dictates, without accusations of being a Fellow of the Honourable Society of the Order of the Wunch of Bankers, or what is worse, a politician.
And finally a word of advice based on personal experience. Remember to always grip the vertical mouse tail down.

Hoping this finds you as it leaves me, whatever that means.
6 Nov 2019 11:53AM
Great nostalgic image full of atmosphere, Graham
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
6 Nov 2019 12:04PM
Excellent shot young Graham. Beautifully timed to catch that chap
getting in (or out) of that big steam thingy Smile Hopefully in, otherwise he's
going to get a lung full of vapour...Smile
Hope the old digits get better asap, must be absolutely frustrating for you.
I've been using a vertical mouse for the past few months and it really does help,
make sure you have a cushion or pad under your elbow though. Otherwise it
gets quite uncomfortable.
All the very best to you and Matron.
Keep tipping the Horlicks in the aspidistra SmileSmile

Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
6 Nov 2019 12:29PM
You should avoid all that smoke and steam Graham. What with your other ailments a lung full of that stuff will
get you wheezing. So take care old fruit.

Peter GrinGrin
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
6 Nov 2019 1:51PM
Travelled on this railway, back in 2001 I think it was, from Paignton to Kingswear, it's one of the best journeys on these preserved railways. Apart from his hand on the rail, it almost looks like he's floating in mid-air! A great shot, Graham, lots of lovely steam! 👍
Trev 😃
viscostatic 14 50 11 United Kingdom
9 Nov 2019 3:29PM
An excellent image. Hope you are back to your best soon. I often hope for the same myself but my best was at least 40 years ago.


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