Category Archives: prototype

Barog, Kalka-Shimla Railway

Uncompressed, this would be about 11’x5′ in 4mm scale. It’s basically a loop, a siding and some reverse curves. There’s a tunnel right at the end of the loop. Almost too convenient. Barog station by Gits’ Pics I really really … Continue reading

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Non NG blog links shock!

I’ve added a few blogs to my link list recently which interested me even though they are not necessarily focused on narrow gauge. It’s a dangerous precedent. Anyway, maybe they will interest you too! A Curator’s Life – Anthony is … 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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Nice touch, Harrogate

Sneaking around obscure back streets of Harrogate on Google Street View brought up this nice little image. Nestled in the curve of the gasworks railway route north of the bridge over Knox Lane, some of the roads in the modern … Continue reading

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All the small things

The order of assembly on the larger parts of the ZF class test build is apparently going to take some thought, so I’ve been working up to it by putting together some of the smaller pieces. I’ve also started using … Continue reading

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