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

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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