Monthly Archives: October 2011

Update 536. 47828 & 47802 at Coventry, 50049 & D1062 at Cradley Heath, 21/10/11

It seems a long time since I added any photos to my other site, maybe now that winter is approaching & there are less jobs to be done in the garden I might make some progress on a backlog of updates.

The Boat Train from Glasgow runs via Coventry & Leamington, my pass will get me to Coventry for free – so that is where I went!! After seeing that train it was straight back to Cradley Heath to wait for the Class 50 & 52 returning to Kidderminster & the Severn Valley Railway, the “Western” diesel having had its tyres turned at Tyseley.

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An unusual angle for this shot. Also worth mentioning that this was the first service train for 47828 under DRS ownership & looking very smart in the blue livery.

Coppermine version 1.5.16

A new version was released a few weeks ago & I have started updating my galleries to this version. I don’t think there is any noticeable difference, just security upgrades.

It’s not really too difficult to do, but I am always wary when I start deleting hundreds of files – just in case I do something wrong. At least I backup all the important files & database first.

Acer Aspire One A110 running Linux, updating Firefox

After recently updating the BIOS to correct the problem with the flat battery not charging, I decided to try and work out how install a later version of Firefox – as it was running version 2. I know nothing about the Linux operating system, but the instructions I followed made it quite easy to do, and it is now running Firefox 7.0.1.

The instructions here are easy to follow:-

Acer Aspire One A110 battery flat or won’t charge – solution

It’s a handy little netbook, but hadn’t been used during the summer. When I switched it on yesterday – nothing happened. Battery must be flat, I thought, so plugged in the mains lead & it worked. After using it for a while, I unplugged the lead & the netbook went dead. Plugged the lead back in and restarted it, then checked on the state of the battery – it was supposedly 100% charged.

A few searches suggested the BIOS needed updating. There were other suggestions such as removing the battery, holding power on button down for 2 minutes etc. etc. but they didn’t work. So it looked like updating the BIOS. There is a page on the Acer Support site explaining what to do – and it fixed the problem, the battery is now charging again.


For anybody else with the same problem, follow the instructions on the above link.

Update 530. Classic Cars at Bridgnorth, Severn Valley Railway, 09/10/11

Some more photos of the vehicles on display at the Severn Valley Railway Classic Car event, these are the ones seen at Bridgnorth. If any of the details are incorrect, just let me know – my knowledge of cars isn’t too good.

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Vehicles listed in registration order:-

325FMG 1955 Standard 10
1081F 1957 Sunbeam Talbot
4478FD 1961 Morris Minor Traveller
4593MG MG TD
AVW532 1934 BSA T10B Tickford
BOV3K 1972 Triumph Spitfire Mk4
CCJ204L 1972 Humber Sceptre
DOH580C 1965 Humber Super Snipe
FDH543H 1970 Triumph Spitfire Mk3
FO8441 1955 Rover P4 75
FSU865 1976 Rover P6 3500
HHL835 1955 Austin Healey 100/4
JOC288 1948 Austin 16hp
JY5364 1935 Morris 8 Tourer
LUX125P 1975 Hillman Imp Caledonian
MFL107H Wolsely 16/60
MHC95 1972 Jaguar E type
NGH536 1952 Armstrong Siddeley
NUR263 1952 Riley 1.5
OUO821M 1973 Ford Cortina
TUX732J 1970 Morris Minor 1000
XHW743 1956 Sunbeam Talbot 90
XJW222 1958 Jaguar Mk1 3.4
YRD470K 1971 MG B

Update 529. Classic Cars at Bewdley, Severn Valley Railway, 09/10/11

I’m slowly adding photos of the vehicles on display at the Severn Valley Railway Classic Car event. They will be uploaded into one album, but can also be displayed according to which station they were at. The first photos to be added are from Bewdley station, my last stop of the day before heading for Kidderminster and home.

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Vehicles listed in registration order:-

255YUF 1952 Ford Anglia
279DOJ 1961 Ford Zephyr Zodiac MkII
3999E 1969 Singer Chamois Sport
626XUR 1949 Ford Anglia
963DTA 1959 Jensen 541R
BF4415 1929 Ford
CSC500B 1964 Daimler
DER2V 1988 Bentley Turbo R
DJL629 1947 Riley
DPV667 Land Rover Series 1
DUV712 1931 Rolls Royce Phantom II (seen in photo above)
ELB741J 1971 Morris Minor
EXY183 1938 Scammell
FEA134C 1965 Jaguar MkII
GBC662D 1966 Commer Imp Van
GVP349D 1966 Morris Minor Traveller
HKB344L 1973 Triumph Stag
JGL135J 1970 VW Type 3 Fastback
KY6026 1934 Lagonda 16/80
LLH377K 1972 MGB GT
NVJ461 1955 Ford Zephyr Zodiac
OE5198 1919 Verus V1
OTB714K 1972 VW Marathon Beetle
PHJ508K 1972 VW Karmann Beetle
P1 1983 Rolls Royce Silver Spirit
REL200G 1968 Jaguar XJ6
RUK848R 1977 Mini Clubman Estate
SDY964L 1972 Reliant Van
TGO592F 1967 Austin A40 Van
TWP67F 1968 Austin A60 Cambridge
UDE566H 1970 MG 1300 Mk2
UNR477 Rover P4 100
WOL687 1958 Nash Metropolitan
WOP764 Austin A35