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

Stairway to….

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It’s been a bit thin on the railway modelling front recently as I’m a bit busy at work. 

Our company had a team building overnighter yesterday and today at Taplow. 

At Paddington, having last week paid my respects to the bear, this week I went to see the legend. 

Having got a class 165 in its redone exterior (but not interior) I set off up the Thames valley. 

Taplow station has all the hallmarks of a GW station with lovely station building here being modelled by two of my colleagues awaiting the train to Reading. 

Unfortunately the electrification of the route has caused the removal of the original footbridge with devastating results for anyone who wants to climb it….

Such is the result of the progress the GWR wanted to instigate in the late 1930s and has only taken 70 odd years to appear…! 

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 and Beamish. 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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