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‘OO’ Locos – Jon’s old trains #4

Last of my old ‘OO’ stock packed away were a number of Southern Railway locomotives. The two tank engines both run on the old Hornby ‘R1’ chassis.  The ex-LSWR  ‘G6’ on the left was my first cast kit (by Wills).  … Continue reading

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‘OO’ Coaches – Jon’s old trains #3

From Irish narrow gauge to Southern coaches.  Here are a few of my early efforts.  Some of my first successful scratch built models were this SECR ‘Birdcage’ rake.  They never got lettered or lined, but weren’t bad at all.  Note the open … Continue reading

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Forgotten Dreams – Jon’s old trains #2

Most modellers have what is generally known as a ‘gloat’ box – but mine must be worst than most.  I’ve been excavating some more, and have come up with all sorts of things.  A lot of them I’d forgotten completely. … Continue reading

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Living in the past – Jon’s old trains #1

Not much progress on the modules since coming back from Hong Kong, but I decided it was time for a real turnout of my storage boxes of trains, dating back nearly 50 years.  It’s time to keep a few things, and … Continue reading

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Kuranda Scenic Railway

Back to Australia and North Queensland for this post, and a few shots of the Kuranda Scenic Railway.  Wikipedia tells you that: The Kuranda Scenic Railway runs from Cairns, Queensland, Australia, to the nearby town of Kuranda.  The tourist railway … Continue reading

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Sugar cane railways – 2

Back to Australia and North Queensland for this post.  A day exploring inland, more or less at random, discovered the sugar cane processing plant at Tully (well, actually, I worked out where it was, and found it by ‘accident’).  The … Continue reading

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The (very little) night mail

Fascinating article from the BBC on the Post Office Railway (otherwise known as mail rail).  This driverless narrow-gauge line carried mail for over six miles from sorting office to sorting office under the streets of London from 1927 to 2003. That fount of all knowledge … Continue reading

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