Monday, 16 May 2016

The Flying Scotsman

This digital collage is for
where the theme is Journeys.
It is safe to say my family love old trains,
 my OH has a large model train layout in the loft space  and a work bench in the craft room
 where he  makes and repairs his models.
UK folk will know about the ''Flying Scotsman'', recently refurbished
 after 10 years of work   at  cost of £4.2 million pounds.
So this is my tribute to a  grand old lady of steam.
Old railway posters in the background, a picture of the engine that  appeared in a newspaper.

Thank you for calling to see me today,
 your comments are always very much appreciated.


  1. Wonderful journal page and I'm glad the Flying Scotsman is flying again, I would love to ride on it again. Have a nice day, and thanks for joining us again at AJJ, hugs, Valerie

  2. A great tribute to the restored " Flying Scotsman"! Wouldn't mind a trip on her :-)

    Sally xx

  3. I don't know the flying Scotsman but I am interested in her. I will have to check her out. I have a cousin who was big into trains and he actually became and engineer and drives (do you drive a train?) one for his job. I love it when someone actually gets to follow their dreams into their career. Your page is fantastic- I really love it a lot. Hugs-Erika

    1. In answer to your train question. They are out of bounds for me, they are my husbands pride and joy.
      Yvonne xx

  4. A fabulous tribute page Yvonne, love the mix images you've used.
    Avril xx

  5. A fabulous nostalgic page about REAL trains! My Mum used to get quite exited about the Flying Scotsman! Hugs, Chrisx

  6. Wonderful page Yvonne. a real tribute to the Flying Scotsman, it was fantastic to see her restored to her former glory


  7. This is a wonderful AJJ entry. We in the states have a love of our automobiles and airplanes, possibly because our cities and towns are more spread out and our country is so large. The romance of the train is long gone, especially after our government took over the train system. I'm so glad the train is still alive and enjoyed in GB. It's something I wish I had gotten to ride, especially in my younger (teen) years. But now the tracks are in constant disrepair, I would hate to leave my fate in the hands of a poorly run system. I certainly LOVE your entry, though.

  8. A fabulous way to celebrate steam trains, your great piece looks like a poster background in its own right. Great job xxx

  9. That's a fab collage Yvonne! Thanks a lot for joining us at AJJ again!
    Happy Day!

  10. Such a wonderful train and we are the same as you and love old trains. Great that we live so near to York and also to Grosmont and we can ride on old trains and see them often.

    This is a wonderful page which drew me in instantly

    Love Chrissie xx

  11. Great collaged layout Yvonne. I saw on the news only last night about the Flying Scotsman and how the journey nearly didn't take place.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  12. A wonderful collaged page Yvonne, the train pictures are fabulous.
    xxx Hazel.

  13. Love your train collage page, and what an overhaul that train got!! That must really be a sight to see all in it's glory!!

  14. A lot of fabulous imagery in this one Yvonne! Love the couple holding hands in the corner, great detail! hugs :)

  15. This is gorgeous page, Yvonne. Love the composition and images you chose.
    Hugs xx

  16. Lovely creation, the colours are just beautiful and it's so nice to call in and see what you have made.xx  {aNNie}

  17. Wonderful! Fantastic tribute to the Flying Scotsman.
    Flo x

  18. A super page with fabulous pictures!
    Hugs, Mar

  19. Wonderful Digital Collage of this amazing train. Well done!