Penlowry

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

Going round in spirals

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Having never done a model show from the exhibitor side before, I learnt something new at the weekend. After a day squinting at Greenwicb couplings, you dream about it at night. However, that was the only negative in what was a fantastic weekend operating Dduallt. Since Bron Hebog was next door, the Dduallt team had all the stock which you can’t put on the WHR – cherry red set and push pull in green and cream amongst others. 

Below are a gratuitous number of photos of the event including some of my Alco taking a spin and some great “Gala formations”. Finally there are a couple of photos from Monday which was Merddin Emrys’ last day in service before its 10 year is due. By now, the loco should be in bits, being designed with quick release tanks during its last overhaul. It seemed appropriate after a weekend of the model to go and see the prototype behind the pride of the fleet. 

   
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

    
 

    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
 

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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.

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