Penlowry

Chronicling the development of my 5-gauge 4mm scale model railway with a few off-topic insights thrown in for free

A weekend in Wales

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Merddin Emrys at Dduallt

Merddin Emrys at Dduallt

Well house sorting took longer than expected (what a surprise!) so I haven’t achieved anything on the modelling front. However, I did manage to make a visit to the Ffestiniog Railway for the Vintage Weekend.

I was fortunate enough to be rostered as a brakesman on both Friday and Saturday for the gravity train, one of which was from the summit which means I have now gravitated over the entire mainline from the summit downwards. The only slight unfortunate part of this was being stuck at Dduallt for about 1.25 hours on Saturday waiting a path back down. The loco crew were slightly more organised than we were and had brought themselves the requisite for shovel cooking.

Here are a few photos from the weekend (taken on a phone so not the highest quality).

Taliesin heading round the spiral

Taliesin heading round the spiral

Prince and Snowdon

Prince and Snowdon

Porthmadog Harbour

Porthmadog Harbour

View from the Cob with Snowdon obscured

View from the Cob with Snowdon obscured

Gravity train ride simulator - an essential part of pre-flight training

Gravity train ride simulator – an essential part of pre-flight training

Princess and Palmerston outside the old engine shed

Princess and Palmerston outside the old engine shed

 

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Author: Chris H

Now in my fourth decade, I am a rolling stock engineer and have worked in many different locations including a 7 year spell in Sydney, Australia, where I arrived with a suitcase and left with a wife and a son. I am now based back in my home county of Yorkshire where I juggle full time work, being a Dad, and trying to fit in railway modelling and visits to volunteer on the Ffestiniog Railway. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

One thought on “A weekend in Wales

  1. Reblogged this on Loco Yard and commented:
    Some great shots of the Ffestiniog Railway, I wonder if LocoYard has considered narrow gauge for his new layout.

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