Category Archives: Prototype

A little side trip

I’ve still got to post pictures from the Dawes Brothers’ trip to the Isle of Man, with lots of steam, electric and horse power.  But for now, here are a few shots from Allan of a trip to Winchester. Class … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway 2022 #2

The great thing about the B&WLR is that the railway is a ‘real’ narrow gauge locomotive, not a miniature railway.  The locomotives have all had previous lives in Welsh quarries, or German railways.  Our spot in the engine shed (cleaned … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway 2022 #1

A busy but very satisfying weekend was spent at the Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway – a fine mixture of model railways and 2′ gauge narrow gauge.  A good number of ESNG members helped through the weekend, but Allan, Derek … Continue reading

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North Norfolk Railway – 2

Some more pictures from the NNR.  First, BR Mogul 76084.  Not sure whether this loco ventured this far into Norfolk, but it’s typical of the medium-sized locos seen on the MGNJR. Some of the other stock in the year.  That … Continue reading

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North Norfolk Railway – 1

Following the weekend in Lowestoft, Allan travelled north to Sheringham and the North Norfolk Railway.  Although the line has a distinctly Great Eastern flavour to it, it was in fact part of the rival Midland & Great Northern Joint Railway.  … Continue reading

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Lowestoft or bussed – 4

A final post from Lowestoft.  Allan took a number of detail photos of the trolleybuses.  Some are typical of London Transport in that era, others peculiar to the overhead system. There were a number of other vehicles on display.  To … Continue reading

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Lowestoft or bussed – 3

And so to the London trolleybuses. Wonderful machines, and perhaps most surprisingly, there were only minor detail changes (except a couple of experimental designs) through the whole fleet.  I hadn’t realised that replacing trams with trolleybuses was completed geographically.  Trolleybuses … Continue reading

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Lowestoft or bussed – 2

And so on to the trams….. Mostly London cars But also one from Blackpool….. A number of other buses and trolleybuses from elsewhere in the UK were lurking in the garage.  Plus some still undergoing restoration. Out and about…. Lurking … Continue reading

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Lowestoft or bussed – 1

Allan continues to enjoy retirement with a weekend based in Lowestoft.  We start with a few views of the station.  The station walls still have a Great Eastern character about them (as does the station building), but the fine overall … Continue reading

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Allan on the ACE

We return today with more pictures of Allan’s retirement trip to Exeter and back on the Atlantic Coast Express, behind Clan Line. At the head of the train…. They do let some dodgy people onto trains these days! Moral support, … Continue reading

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