Category Archives: cranbrook

Catching up with an old friend

Last weekend we took the Narrow Planet trade stand to Narr-O in Merstham – a small show held by the Surrey group of the 7mm NGA which had a friendly “open day” type feel familiar from 009 events. As well … Continue reading

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Let’s go round again

Having said in January I didn’t have anywhere to run my own product(s), its taken a further two months to rectify that. But here it is. You may note the Peco goods stock, picked up at Shepton Mallet while helping … Continue reading

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Jelly and ice-cream redux

Another August, another invite to a pleasant afternoon of model railways, chatter and desserts in rural Sussex. I dug Cranbrook out of the shed and took it along, to my surprise it a) hadn’t been eaten by mice and b) … Continue reading

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The “other” Cranbrook

I was recently contacted by prolific OO9 modeller Dr Charles Insley, who it seems has been equally as inspired by the High Weald Light Railway concept as I was. He has designed a new layout based on Cranbrook – in … Continue reading

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Route planning

Cranbrook was described by its original builder as “a twig off a branch”, although while the HWLR line from Hawkhurst to the branch terminus would have been short it probably wouldn’t have been straight. Driving between the two towns last … Continue reading

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