A new lens, a book launch, a new ebook and a busy week

| November 23, 2011

A new lens went up:History ebooksThis is a reworking of the 2009 lens about Lens Companions. After I looked at the lens companions lens I realised just how out of date it was, and that the URL was no longer appropriate either. So I created a new lens for these ebooks. It has also replaced […]

New lens #135 Sir Daniel Gooch

| May 23, 2009

#135 Sir Daniel Goochhttp://www.squidoo.com/danielgoochAdmittedly this is mainly to fill a gap in Great Western, since its difficult to do the Great Western Railway without covering Sir Daniel Gooch. Fortunately he is also a fascinating person in his own ight, locomotive engineer turned businessman turned transatlantic cable layer. Still it’s another lens. Hopefully the new ideas […]

Two news lenses and a new LOTD

| May 20, 2009

#132 Rupert Gouldhttp://www.squidoo.com/rupertgould#133 John Harrisonhttp://www.squidoo.com/johnharrisonDone as tie-ins to my Longitude lens, these are both SquidWho lenses about the people concerned. I don’t really get on with the squidowho layout so there’s not as much detail as I’d normally put. Still trying to do lens images since there aren’t any royal free ones I can use.And […]

Two new lenses

| May 17, 2009

Well, I’m not quite happy with either of them, but since its been tipping it all morning, I thought I might as well put them live.#127 GWR Star class Steam Engines http://www.squidoo.com/star-class-steam-enginesAbout the Star Class, the first steam engines created for the Great Western Railway after their initial issues with the engines built to Brunel’s […]

Lens of the day

| May 15, 2009

Having missed the extremely, extremely obvious – the little box on the side of the control bar that says Lens of the Day – I can confirm that Great Western Railways actually is Lens of the Day.I can also confirm I am currently rather shocked, stunned, happy, and going to get a drink since I […]

#120 The Iron Duke GWR steam engines

| May 9, 2009

New lens: #120 The Iron Dukehttp://www.squidoo.com/iron-duke-steam-engineAbout the Iron Duke class of GWR Broad gauge steam engines, which pulled the Flying Dutchman fast express. This was a spin off from my GWR lens, but I had enough material (just) to make doing this one worthwhile.The other lens that got a tweak was the one that is […]

#116 Great Western Railway

| May 7, 2009

Lens #116 The Great Western Railwayhttp://www.squidoo.com/lensmaster/new_workshop/Great-Western-RailwayThis is the one that I was stuck on. Too much information – and I mean that literally. Even pared down to the basic points its one of my longer lenses. The story of the GWR is one of business expediency or technological advice, massive engineering achievements, and one of […]