Bachmann BR Standard 3MT (Locoyard Royal Train)

A Different Point Of View

With the principles of project planning in mind, my train of thought (if you excuse the pun) has continued in it’s lateral thinking.  A new thought came from an excellent blog post from Albion Yard (please visit here) that put across very well the concept of having a train that does something and.or go somewhere…

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Merddin Emrys at Dduallt

A weekend in Wales

Originally posted on Penlowry:
Merddin Emrys at Dduallt Well house sorting took longer than expected (what a surprise!) so I haven’t achieved anything on the modelling front. However, I did manage to make a visit to the Ffestiniog Railway for the Vintage Weekend. I was fortunate enough to be rostered as a brakesman on both…

Another view of the two tampers

Tamptastic!

Originally posted on Penlowry:
I have a thing about tampers. They’re weird enough to be interesting. And once you understand how they work, the detail differences become interesting too (honestly!). I worked on a tamper once. I took on the job of designing the regauging of one when the Welsh Highland was being built. The…

Folkestone-Harbour-Railway-Station-Kent

Save Folkestone Harbour Railway Station

Folkestone Harbour Station is one of the most historically important stations in the country with it being a world’s first, and one of the places where soldiers were sent to Europe during The Great War. It is sadly under threat from demolition and a petition hase been set up to save it. I have decided…

Locoyard - Bachmann SDJR Fowler 4F 0-6-0 58, 3F Jinty 23 & 7F 2-8-0 88

Somerset and Dorset joined up thinking…

So far, the model railway idea series has had two doses of Southern Inspiration (click here for part one and here for part two) followed by some Western Pondering (click here) where I promised another look at the south west and this is it!  The Somerset and Dorset Joint Railway is one of the most fertile…