Category Archives: planning

Planning Harrogate

Ex-Harrogate gas works Peckett No. 2050 of 1944, now running on the private Statfold Barn Railway in Staffordshire. I know, I know, I shouldn’t be planning layouts when I already have one that needs work. But sometimes it just happens. … 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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Brief intermission

I had been hoping to show you some photos of a great trip to the Welshpool & Llanfair gala yesterday, but my home internet connection is playing up and I doubt this mobile broadband dongle is up to uploading all … Continue reading

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In no particular order

After my post on Cranbrook’s fiddle yard I cleared my diary and made the “big list of things to do” on the layout. It’s quite a stream of consciousness, so doesn’t reflect an order of priority or even things that … Continue reading

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Geography homework

As part of my planning to (hopefully) make Fairlight look like a convincing preserved railway I’ve been putting some thought into where the line might have run, had it actually existed. By getting a feel for the length and age … Continue reading

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