Category Archives: industrial

Amberley Rail Gala 2010

In what is becoming a bit of an annual ritual, at the weekend I took my daughter (3) to the excellent Rail Gala at Amberley Working Museum. Don’t worry, she enjoys it! Actually this year she showed a lot more … Continue reading

Posted in 2' gauge, amberley, exhibition, industrial, model railways, narrow gauge | Comments Off on Amberley Rail Gala 2010

Garratt spotting

One of the advantages (or disadvantages) of a cottage near the WHR is that you get to see the trains a lot. Although, with the two Garratts running the service most of the time, what you actually see is the … Continue reading

Posted in 2' gauge, industrial, narrow gauge, welsh highland railway | 2 Comments

Nice view from the “office”

With the tips and ruined buildings of derelict quarries visible in most directions from our cottage at Rhyd Ddu, it seemed almost rude not to go and explore some of them. One of the largest, on the flanks of Snowdon … Continue reading

Posted in 2' gauge, industrial, welsh highland railway | Comments Off on Nice view from the “office”

Wanna be starting’ somethin’

I’ve written about my plan for a layout based on the Harrogate gas works before, and given it quite a lot of thought, but when you actually start shuffling track around on a board it starts to feel a lot … Continue reading

Posted in 009, harrogate, industrial, layout, model railways, narrow gauge, planning, track plans | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 2' 6" gauge, 2' gauge, amberley, diesel, industrial, inspiration, narrow gauge, preservation, prototype | Comments Off on When I grow up I want to be…