Well – I think Cee will have guessed in advance what my Midweek Madness Challenge entry would contain😂 However, I did make a point of going out this lunchtime to get the shots for this post, so none of them is more than a few hours old! All were taken on the A406 North Circular Road, a major north London artery. As I’m posting this, I just saw a tweet from the local radio station showing that there’s a serious traffic jam in the eastbound direction – just a short distance from where these shots were taken earlier. Such is the A406 in the evening rush 😟

Back to lunchtime and here’s a nicely turned-out Scania in a special paint job…

LU 226FR, A406, Finchley

…A visitor from Poland. Other European countries are commonly represented by trucks on the A406. There was an Integre Trans truck from Lithuania and this BKM Lojistik Volvo from Turkey…

BKM Lojistik 34 BRP 116, A406, Finchley

…BKM do have bases in the UK, so not too surprising a visitor.

Not all the trucks are large or far from home. This Lawson’s Scania is one of their fleet, delivering timber products from depots around London and the surrounding counties…

Lawsons EX71 FRL, A406, Finchley

…Including one just north of here in Whetstone. Then, here’s a competitor – a Country Supplies Scania from Buckinghamshire joining the A406 from the A1000…

Country Supplies EY68 VPD, A406, Finchley

…Where the Lawson’s truck has a crane, this one has its own forklift hooked on the back!

Regular A406 users, these DAF trucks with pale blue cabs and white roofs travel east in the morning with scrap metal and return unladen in the afternoon…

DA19 YDH, A406, Finchley

…I have not worked out who actually operates them😅

Finally, an attempt at something slightly artistic – a contre-jour M.J.D. Iveco…

MJD Group WV21 CDF, A406, Finchley

The state of Texas released on November 15th and I have been very busy driving in American Truck Simulator since then to help with the community event and to bring my in-game achievements back up to date. There’s been a lot of driving…😥 However, this afternoon I completed the last delivery for the final outstanding achievement – I can relax once more and take part in Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge😎👍

Let’s start with a Castle – Or, as it’s in Spain, a Castillo…

Castillo Sohail

…Castillo Sohail which, of course, has battlements…

Castillo Sohail

…on its curtain wall between the towers.

A different Castle – Castle Cement tanks…

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…forming a Churchyard Sidings to Ketton Ward Siding service and photographed at Silkstream Junction.

Here’s a Renault…

Master Mix MM22 CON in Finchley

…Delivering Cement or Concrete (Words seem to be used interchangeably!)

Here’s a traditional Bristol bus operated by Hants and Dorset…

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…with the Basingstoke skyline behind.

Finally – A Wagtail on the Football Pitch!..

Wingate & Finchley 0 vs Margate 1 (2018/19)

It’s all trucks this month for Clare’s Share Your Desktop Challenge!

The last week of October saw SCS software running an event for Halloween in their Truck Simulator games. You can read about the Happy Hauloween event on SCS’s blog. I decided to do all 13 required deliveries in American Truck Simulator. I used my ‘non-company’ profile and fired up The Undertaker to do the work. Here we are late at night with a worried looking security man…

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The Undertaker is a Peterbilt 389 and usually sports a deep gloss black paint job – but she’s wearing a pumpkin themed special for the event. While this shot is not on my desktop, I’ve included it for completeness…

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…The view from behind the wheel. While having some Halloween fun, we were also supporting Breast Cancer Awareness – hence the pink ribbon boxing gloves😎

On the photo pc, we have a shot of a DAF XF105 6×4 510HP truck parked on my road…

NMT VX57 BFU in Finchley

…That sky makes a wonderful contrast with the yellow of the NMT livery 😎Getting the mobile crane it delivered into the factory must have been fun with the telephone pole and cables in close proximity to the entrance!