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

Castling the Court

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Not much to report currently especially as I’m in London tonight. I snatched half an hour last night and fitted the new Castle cylinders to the Saint on a trial fitment. Pure Swindon, it was nearly a perfect swap. 

The slidebars that came with the cylinders are really good but unfortunately the connecting rods are too short and the crossheads of the Saint won’t fit in the new slidebars so some head scratching is required to finish that little puzzle off. 


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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