Category Archives: diesel

A few steps forward

Uncharacteristically, I’ve been pushing on with track laying rather than procrastinating. It seemed to make sense to use a sub base on top of the foil surface of the insulation board, both to allow flexibility in the layout and to … Continue reading

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Any way, shape or form

After measuring (and driving) the ex-RNAD Baguley-Drewry at Amberley last year it has been hovering near the top of my “to model” list. Thanks to its fairly simple, boxy outline I was thinking brass or styrene would be an easy … 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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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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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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