Ambience

I’ve been on the lookout for an inexpensive stereo for the train room for some time now. Today was the lucky day! On the way home from an appointment, I stopped in at a garage sale and found a stereo. I figured they would be increasingly flexible on price as they came closer to closing, and so, the Boy and I set out with some cash just before 1 PM. We came back a short while later with the stereo, a new appreciation for the distances in our neighbourhood, slightly longer arms, and deep satisfaction at having fulfilled our needs with minimal environmental impact.

New stereo

The first disc in the player (no iPod Dock on this venerable beauty) was The Red Mill, which was at the top of the charts in the year in which Pembroke is set.

Now, we’re not going to decorate the room as it would be in 1905, but if you come to visit the railroad, appropriate music might just put you into a receptive frame of mind to shift backwards a century, and immerse yourself in the Pembroke experience. That’s exactly what I am hoping to achieve – an operating session for a few friends where we emerge after a couple of hours of complete disconnection from the real world.

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