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

A little light reading

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Newly arrived on the reading pile is this volume. I was attracted to it by the description on the back…

“The author reveals the facts about the mythical Hawksworth Pacific, and in the projects that were never progressed, the Stanier-Hawksworth 4-cylinder compound, the express passenger Pacific tank of the early 1930s, the wide firebox 2-8-0 based on the LMS 8F, the coal fuelled gas turbine, the Caprotti County and the one that was completed – Dean’s express passenger 4-2-4T, only ever to run a few yards outside the works.”

All my sort of stuff and lots of ideas for years to come. Having flicked through it I’m sure it’ll destroy all the romantic ideas I have about the Hawksworth Pacific but I’m sure the detail of it and the others will make up for it. 

Time to make a cup of Yorkshire, put my feet up, and get reading. 


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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