Author: Doug Paulley

Wheelchair user and residential care user, sometimes thorn in the side of authorities.

Calum’s Road and Last of the Summer Wine for fingerstyle / classical guitar

I am going to Raasay soon. This Scottish Island is the scene of the famous Calum’s Road, hand-built by the eponymous Calum over 15 years,  because the Council failed to connect Arnish, a settlement of North Raasay, with the rest of the island. That’s on top of his job and life as a lighthouse keeper…

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Did Network Rail risk deaths rather than pay for an accessible footbridge?

Content Warning: deaths on the railway / at level crossings, suicide At the Copmanthorpe Crossing public inquiry today, I commented that two people have died at the crossing since 2015 and that if Network Rail had agreed to pay for an accessible footbridge, they may still be alive. Network Rail objected to my comment. In…

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3D Printable Railway / RADAR keys

The Radaramp: A niche key particularly useful for UK railway-using disabled people who use disabled toilets and ramps – this key operates RADAR locks AND railway ramp locks. tl;dr Download the Radaramp key’s .stl model file, and get it printed in steel from e.g. Craftcloud (dimensions in mm) – but be prepared, it works out…

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