Category Archives: Prototype

Potpourri #1031

Another mixup for Friday….. This would be a real modelling challenge! Mind you, you don’t have to go to Queensland for floods.  The BBC recorded this at Euston… Another modelling challenge – especially if you wanted to include the catenary…. … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1030

I continue to be amazed at the amount of quality content on YouTube.  Railway, that is, but I keep getting diverted by some brilliant music videos, especially from the 1960’s and 70’s, and build videos for plastic kits.  I’m very … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1029

Haven’t done one of these for a while….. This video of Peter Denny’s ‘Buckingham’ shows just how good a model it was.  Way ahead of its time…. I’ve no idea where this is, but great film of rail and trams…. … Continue reading

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Better than Mayflower?

On my morning constitutional, I stopped for what turned out to be a long chat with a friend.  Continuing over the Redhill-Tonbridge line, I spotted a train approaching – and it looked like a real train with a locomotive.  Turned … Continue reading

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Mayflower again

After a suitable tip-off, I headed for Earlswood station (on the Brighton main line) to see a steam special pass through.  And then went home again, as it was heavily delayed, just short of Clapham Junction, waiting to take on … Continue reading

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Just when you thought it was safe to get back onto the train…..

A little PS from Allan, with some more narrow gauge photos…. Rheilfford Eryri / The Welsh Highland Railway….. Rheilfford Ffestiniog /The Ffestiniog Railway…..

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My turn now! #2

It was most interesting visiting the workshops and storage sheds and seeing what treasures were tucked away there. Bulleid’s malachite green can look very smart.  This O2 is a fine locomotive and I’m bound to like it – it’s almost … Continue reading

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My turn now! #1

My turn to post my holiday snaps now!  Maxine and I had three very pleasant nights on the Isle of Wight.  Great to get away after 18 month or so at home, and the weather was kind to us. The … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #11

Last epistle from the Dawes brothers, with the usual weather reports….. Day 12 Cloudy and damp with outbreaks of sunshine.  We drove to Caernarfon for a 5 hour Welsh Highland Railway round trip to Beddgelert where we had a 90 minute … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #10

Day 11 A cool sunny day.  Today we drove from Blackpool to our last hotel of our holiday in Rhyl, North Wales.  We are staying at the Rhyl Seafront Travelodge, which lives up to its name.  Like the Kidderminster Travelodge there … Continue reading

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