Day 74 – Full Steam Ahead…

One of my winter ‘evening’ projects this year is to build a small model railway. I’d made a half-hearted attempt to build one previously, but it didn’t really work out… The challenge this year is to build a completely portable layout, so this one measures just 50cm x 50cm. It means that realism is somewhat compromised, but it’s still possible (just) to have a continuous track, with a couple of sidings.

009 gauge layout – Sony A7iii & 24-105mm

Day 59 – The Iron Road…

And so it runs, away into the distance… I remember my parents putting me on a (steam) train to London back in the 1950s to stay with my grandparents for a holiday – I still feel that same sense of adventure now when I take a trip by train.

Railway, Nantwich, Cheshire – iPhone XR

Day 31 – Steaming Along…

– Well, not exactly. Today’s adventures included a trip to the Barrow Hill Roundhouse – the last surviving roundhouse of its kind in the UK. The locomotives on display (both steam and diesel) are mostly static, although we were lucky enough to see ‘Tornado’ – the 2008 built ‘A1 Peppercorn Pacific’ loco, here for some maintenance. An interesting evening’s photography, but tricky in such low light. Hopefully I’ll get to post some photos on my main blog –

Barrow Hill Roundhouse – iPhone XR