Beds and Bucks Open Day 2016

Last weekend was the Beds and Bucks Narrow Gauge Modellers Open Day and I was invited to bring a layout. Taking my first layout to its first exhibition was a little daunting. I’m pleased to say everything worked quite well and people liked the layout, the locos and the slow running. I was very touched…

Sunny Narrow Gauge South

Good evening, Tonight we will be looking at some great narrow gauge model railway layouts courstey of 009 adventures  A spring day in April. The countryside around Sparsholt was bathed in sunside. It was tempting to stay outside. However, the Wessex Narrow Gauge Modellers exhibition was calling me (and many others) and the narrow gauge…

The Disneyland Paris Railroad – George Washington

Good evening, Recently I wrote a post on the stations of the Disneyland Paris Railroad (click here to read) and today I will be looking at the locomotive that was running on it. My visit to the park was at the end of peak season so unfortunately only one locomotive was running instead of the…

Epilogue – The Steam Engine Strikes Back

The previous post in this series described how the ball started rolling in my interest in steam resurfacing again.  My wife-to be and I went on frequent fantastic adventures around the country that often resulted in visiting a steam railway or two.  Not surprisingly the steam interest started to gain some momentum! These brief forays…

Exbury Gardens Steam Railway

One of the fantastic things about being a steam enthusiast is that in the UK at least, you are rarely far from a steam locomotive inone shape or form. The New Forest is no exception, with one of the star attractions being Exbury Gardens that has it’s own 12 ¼” gauge steam railway, operating around…