Category Archives: old

There’s no school like the old school pt II

The owners of the cottage at Rhyd Ddu were clearly fans and supporters of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways. There was a great print of K1 on the wall of the living room, and the traditional holiday cottage bookshelf … Continue reading

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There’s no school like the old school

This weekend I’ve had the opportunity to study a fascinating historical artifact – or, less prosaically, a bound copy of Volume 12 of the OO9 News. This dates from 1984/85, a time when I was just coming to understand that … Continue reading

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Tracks not taken

Sorting through the clutter in the shed at the weekend, I found a few old track plans that date back to some time B.C. (Before Career). Growing up I was fortunate enough to have a bedroom big enough to swallow, … Continue reading

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One from the archive

Although most of my 009 stock moved out of my parents’ house with me a decade ago, I only finally got around to “clearing up” the remaining railway stuff at Christmas. Among the 00 gauge ready-to-run (which I am considering … Continue reading

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