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Bluebell(s)

From Cha(I)rman Allan on Sunday…. Just had a nice train journey from Riddlesdown to Sheffield Park.   We were lucky to see Mallard there. But could not get a ride behind him……. Lol Come on!  If I made a joke … Continue reading

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Kent & East Sussex snaps

Last Thursday turned out to be a perfect spring day, so Maxine & I headed south to visit Bodiam Castle – an imposing and interesting medieval ruin. And of course, it’s only a couple of hundred yards to wander over … Continue reading

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Waterloo

Some inspiring shots of Waterloo station from this site. In 1912.  Wonderful locomotives, and short trains. In 1964.  Green electrics and looks like a rebuilt West Country 4-6-2 departing. In 1971.  Blue-grey coaches and Warship diesels.  But note hoe the … Continue reading

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In defense of the roundy-roundy #3

In my earlier ramblings about continuous layouts, I missed out one excellent example, and a concept for such designs.  Chris Morris’ Little Aller is based on Aller Junction in Devon in the early sixties.  The area of the layout is … Continue reading

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Bembridge, Isle of Wight

I keep returning to Bembridge, on the Isle of Wight, as a near perfect small branch line terminus.  A scale model fits within 4′ in ‘N’ gauge. And with the beach directly to the left, a sea backscene would be … Continue reading

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A day out with Miles

Another day out on a preserved railway.  Allan reports: Sunday 20th of May was the last day of the 1940’s weekend at the Kent & East Sussex Railway.  It was an over cast morning but the sun came through about … Continue reading

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Engine driver Phil – PS

As a PS to our day on the Mid Hants Railway, here are the photos that Phil sent me.  More evidence that I was there! And an interesting article on the iconic HST 125 units.  I rather liked the comments: … Continue reading

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