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

A nice day out 


Last week the family went on a quick trip to Haworth to collect a cat (yes really). It would have been rude not to visit the Keighley and Worth Valley railway. So we did. 

We went to Oxenhope and had some distinctly average refreshments served by some distinctly average staff (apart from one, bless him, who appeared to have been rostered with the B team and was losing his mind on the job). 

However, it being a summer Sunday, the vintage carriages were out for a play and one thing the Worth Valley do very well is decent trains. Other railways should take note. Of course I totally failed to take any decent photos of the carriages. So instead, here are the chuffers. 

Taff Vale tank

Close up of the lamp. 

Mini-me 1 admiring the WD. 


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.

2 thoughts on “A nice day out 

  1. Is that parallax or does the Taff Vale’s chimney lean backwards..?

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