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Chronicling the development of my Cambrian and Narrow Gauge 4mm scale model railway

Reference library

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Any good modelling project requires research and over many years I have acquired a volume or two to help things along.

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In reality these aren’t all the books because some series volumes such as OS Nock’s Locomotives of the 20th century are split between the Elder Statesman and I. He has vols 1&2 and I have 3 (because he doesn’t do “modern”). Similarly when it comes to GW locos I have vol 3 Absorbed Engines because they are the narrow gauge and the oddities which float my boat.

Some of these books were in boxes for seven years while I had my jaunt in the Antipodes. Carefully stored inside the tome on the Leek and Manifold (Calthrop was great!) was this original watercolour which I hope to get framed soon. The artist Rebecca Kitchin does some great work – check out her website here

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Author: Chris H

Now rapidly approaching my fifth 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 to two rascally mini-mes, and trying to fit in railway modelling and visits to the top left hand corner of Wales. In addition to my heavily railway themed life, I am interested in rugby, cricket, reading crime novels, falconry, and medieval re-enactments.

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