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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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Slightly delayed, the 2010 W&L gala

Delayed both in the sense that this blog post is a week after the fact, and the timetable at the gala itself didn’t quite go to plan. Not that I’m complaining! It was a great event, as usual, and the … Continue reading

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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

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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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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

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