Some excellent viewing

Unfortunately, I’ve never seen Kier Hardy’s Hornsey Broadway at an exhibition (remember those?)  It is, though, one of the best models that I’ve seen for a long time.  If you’ve got a little time to spare, these two videos make wonderful watching.  This is railways in the 1970’s as I remember them, and you could be next to the real East Coast main line in London – apart from the lack of diesel ‘clag’ being emitted.

I only wish that I could build layouts this good.  But this shouldn’t put anyone off.  It’s pure inspiration to build models to the best of one’s ability – whatever that may be!  Of course, the real rivet counter will spot the lack of Class 31’s – a common locomotive around Kings Cross in that era.  The reason – no commercial model is good enough, so Kier Hardy is starting to upgrade them……

There are more pictures here.

And just to remind us all that spring is coming.  A tree full of catkins by the railway in Earlswood today…..

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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club
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  1. Pingback: Some excellent viewing — esngblog | By the Mighty Mumford

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