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.


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



Author: Chris H

Having now officially reached middle age, 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, assisting the GWR 1014 County of Glamorgan project, 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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