Saturday 29 December 2012

Tin Tin

In the course of my researches into the 232 locomotive, I came across this image of a 1953 edition of Tin Tin. The 232 was the steam locomotive that pulled the Nord Express from Paris to Belgium via Lille until 1961 when the line was electrified. Tin Tin was, I believe, a Belgian creation.

Still not sure that the livery is correct for the Nord Express.

For example, tracked down these images of a really obscure 232 made by a company called JEP.

JEP made all sorts of tin metal clockwork trains as well.

But, to get back to the livery of the Nord Express.

The designation on the cover of the Tin Tin magazine is 232 R 005. Couldn't find a matching image for that on the internet. The nearest I could find was the magnificent looking Jouef model of 232 R 003. Magnificent, but still in green rather than black.

Even though this is a black and white photo, the Nord Express 232s do not seem to be green - but maybe they are!

Last night's dinner:

Cold ham and a dod of mustard, roast parsnips and potatoes, gherkins and tomatoes.


I never question my Faith, ever. I just believe.

But what about the specifics?

For example, take the Anglican Collect that begins:

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee,

The entire words.

O God, the protector of all that trust in thee,
without whom nothing is strong, nothing is holy;
Increase and multiply upon us thy mercy;
that, thou being our ruler and guide,
we may so pass through things temporal,
that we finally lose not the things eternal:
Grant this, O heavenly Father,
for Jesus Christ’s sake our Lord.

And the Roman Catholic devotion to Saint Faustina:

Jesus, I trust in you.

Trusting in the Lord is a specific act of Faith. I'm not sure that it can be deduced  from the elementary fact that someone (me, in this case) believes in the existence of God.

Beethoven's Missa Solemnis:

I'm sure I saw this masterpiece performed at the Usher Hall in Edinburgh some 30 odd years ago.

Various recorded versions were reviewed this morning on Radio 3's Building a Library. This one was recommended.

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