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

Steamy affair

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At the weekend I took the Mini Mes to stay with the Patriarch and Matriarch. 

The reason? The Driffield Steam Fair. It’s a good day out with proper steam powered gallopers (none of this modern rubbish thank you!) and a plethora of road engines and vintage i/c stuff. 

On the Saturday evening they block the Main Street in Driff and parade the whole lot through the town including all the 4″ and half scale stuff too. 

A few piccies below. 

Mini Me 1 and the Grandparents admiring a 4″ scale traction engine. 

Stunning showman’s engine. 

Going arty with the showman’s and the gallopers. 

The beating heart of the gallopers. 

Crane engine 
A troupe of rollers coming down the road

And finally, a panoramic shot of the arse end of all the full size road engines lined up together. 


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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