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Down memory lane

Ten years of so ago we were on holiday in Queensland, Australia.  I came across these two delightful videos of sugar cane railways.  The first is special, as we were held up at the level crossing in the first scene … Continue reading

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De Graafstroom

I’ve seen this stunning layout at a couple of shows, and taken a few photos to post, but having seen these videos it’s worth another look. The layout is in HO (3.5mm ft) scale but is 12.26mm (scale 3′ 6″) … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway 2020

A recommended day out if you live in the southeast of England.  The first Sunday in May is the first operating day of the year for the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway.  It will also be their model railway themed … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway 2019

I was unable to join the expedition to the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway, down in deepest Kent, but Allan sent me some photographs. The first Sunday in May is the first operating day of the year for the Bredgar … Continue reading

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A railway in the news

Reading more column inches about the tragic Salisbury poisonings, I came across this interesting snippet: The tiny village of Loyga in the Russian far north is not the kind of place you would expect to be at the centre of … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway #3

Last post from the B&WLR, with some of the other things on show. There were even more engines around the loco works and model railway show, including some miniature railway locomotives. Three fine, and venerable, tractors…. Cutting kindling with tractor … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway #2

Twaddle-less Thursday today.  Just loads of pictures of the B&WLR trains.  I was surprised at the number and variety of locos in steam (plus one diesel).  Most of the photographs were taken at the far terminus of the line – … Continue reading

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