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

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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