Category Archives: 2′ 6″ gauge

Barog, Kalka-Shimla Railway

Uncompressed, this would be about 11’x5′ in 4mm scale. It’s basically a loop, a siding and some reverse curves. There’s a tunnel right at the end of the loop. Almost too convenient. Barog station by Gits’ Pics I really really … Continue reading

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When I grow up I want to be…

…well, it’s an obvious answer isn’t it? This Baguley-Drewry diesel mechanical is described as a “60hp” type but the engine is actually rated at 72hp. It was built around 1980 for the internal 2’6″ gauge network at Royal Naval Armaments … Continue reading

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Up close with No. 14

I knew there was something I’d forgotten… Although I uploaded my photos of the Welshpool & Llanfair gala to my Flickr account soon after the event, it’s taken until now to find time to sit and write about it. The … Continue reading

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Want – Hudswell-Badger 0-6-0DM “Badger”

A 2’6″ gauge diesel mechanical loco built in 1971 for the hot strip mill at Shotton Steelworks in north Wales. Based on a Hudswell-Clarke mines design, with the addition of a large cab. Now preserved at the Statfold Barn Railway … Continue reading

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Statfold

A long day-trip on Saturday took me to the privately-owned Statfold Barn Railway in rural Staffordshire. It’s an area not really known for a wealth of narrow gauge, but this really is a hidden delight. Originally created as a base … Continue reading

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