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Category Archives: Prototype
Just the five pictures for you today, hopefully to get the ideas flowing. A real location on South African Railways. Most companies lift the unused track before concreting! But put it on your layout and wait for the comments…. A … Continue reading
An interesting prototype formation, as described by the photographer, Brian Gregory: The unexpected shot. .1967…At times of heavy traffic at Weymouth, Western Region DMU’s were allowed to haul additional Loco’ hauled stock, subject to strict weight limitations. In this picture … Continue reading
Picture day today. First, a string of pictures ‘borrowed’ from the local community Facebook page. The first picture is fascinating. The background housing looks the same today, but the area to the far side of the main line has been … Continue reading
Living here in deepest Earlswood, we are situated in the triangle between the Brighton main line (at the bottom of the garden of our last house, on the opposite side of our road), and the Redhill-Tonbridge line. One reason for … Continue reading
I’d hoped to report on some more modelling, but it’s been mainly gardening to try and clear most of the jungle before the weather breaks. We’re winning, and got rid of a load of pruned branches to friends and neighbours … Continue reading
Modelling challenge of the day? A train of very small cars pulled by a very small locomotive. This would make a great model. Another more modern modelling cameo – lengths of rail balanced on some platform trolleys. Maybe just before … Continue reading
Tidying up yesterday I discovered (or more accurately rediscovered) some old postcards. Most of these were my fathers, and c.1930 postcards of Southern Railway locomotives. Some of my favourite engines here! Lord Nelson, the largest Southern steam locomotive before the … Continue reading
Not much modelling done (again.) But the digging in the garden is complete. I’m thinking of patenting the 3-G diet. Do three hours of heavy gardening a day, and watch the pounds disappear! As for the blog, here’s the last … Continue reading
Another day of Lehigh Valley photographs. Once again, not sure who took them, and apologies for using them!
Fit and well, but no inspiration for words today, so here are a few pictures of the old Lehigh Valley. Not sure who took them, and apologies for using them!