Category Archives: ffestiniog


After taking the Narrow Planet sales stand to the 009 Society AGM at Rainford in Merseyside, Tom and I spent an enjoyable week with a couple of other friends in north Wales, staying in Llan Ffestiniog. Enjoyable, despite the rain, … Continue reading

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Achievement unlocked

Okay, so the blog has been a little quiet this year. Reason 1: Work. Reason 2: I’ve been spending available non-work time pushing Narrow Planet forwards, both in the development of a much-needed new website and in the physical manifestation … Continue reading

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I’ve been a lazy blogger

Pressures of work and other activities over the last few months have led to a pause in updates here – although that doesn’t mean I haven’t been up to anything of interest. Now I have a few days rest before … Continue reading

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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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Cover story

A month or so ago, I had an email from the Ffestiniog Railway letter service asking about using a photo I’d taken on one of set of covers marking the issue of stamps featuring Welsh castles. The image in question … Continue reading

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