Category Archives: ideas

Hoppering Mad

So I’d like to build a layout based on the Harrogate gas works railway. Correction: I am building a layout based on the Harrogate gas works railway. The first loco is taken care of by the recent RT Models kit … Continue reading

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Harrogate pizza

I’ve been thinking (and sketching) around how I might make a start on a Harrogate gasworks layout without having to build the whole thing at once. Yes, I know it’s already fairly small… The idea was, if I built the … Continue reading

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Planning Harrogate

Ex-Harrogate gas works Peckett No. 2050 of 1944, now running on the private Statfold Barn Railway in Staffordshire. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be planning layouts when I already have one that needs work. But sometimes it just happens. … Continue reading

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Brief intermission

I had been hoping to show you some photos of a great trip to the Welshpool & Llanfair gala yesterday, but my home internet connection is playing up and I doubt this mobile broadband dongle is up to uploading all … Continue reading

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Opening up the Weald

While sorting out a few boxes of books during one of the tidying up sessions that periodically grip our household, I chanced across my copy of Railways of Arcadia by John Scott-Morgan. This is a very well presented book on … Continue reading

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