Category Archives: prototype

Pixels, card and brass

Recently I’ve been getting to grips with Adobe Illustrator, using it to draw up the artwork for a custom brass etch. It’s for a model I could have made out of styrene, in fact I did start doing so, but … Continue reading

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Indian Hill Railways on BBC4

Creative Commons licensed image by Hal Dick Last night a new three part series began on BBC4 on the narrow gauge Hill Railways of India. The first was on what is without question the most well known, the Darjeeling Himalayan … Continue reading

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Want – Hudswell-Badger 0-6-0DM “Badger”

A 2’6″ gauge diesel mechanical loco built in 1971 for the hot strip mill at Shotton Steelworks in north Wales. Based on a Hudswell-Clarke mines design, with the addition of a large cab. Now preserved at the Statfold Barn Railway … Continue reading

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Where nothing ever happens

Between trains at Castle Caereinion station on the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway you could be mistaken for thinking that time has come to a standstill. Fortunately, for many of us in narrow gauge land, that’s just the way we … Continue reading

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Shunting at Porthmadog

After the visit to the WHR(P) and an inspection of the new cross-town link between the Ffestiniog and the WHR(C), we ambled over to Harbour station. There were only two services timetabled on the Ffestiniog Railway on Saturday, so following … Continue reading

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