Penlowry

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

Doing a model engineer… again

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It’s well known in the model engineering community that it can be beneficial to name one of your creations after your partner. It happens in the model railway world too. A glance at 247 Developments fictitious range shows a number of interesting names such as Ellen, Lady Harriet, Beryl Ann, Bob, John, and Old Misery…

When you look closely, it’s been going on for at least a hundred and twenty five years.

I too have a penchant for adding family touches to the model railway but I prefer to be a little more subtle. Both my boys will be represented by tank engines when I’ve built them. The difference is I use the numbers of the locos to show the significance.

I realised I was in danger of not representing the most important person in the family, and so the very graceful Hawksworth Modified Hall which will appear on Penlowry will be Fountains Hall, being an excellent choice as it is beautiful and in Yorkshire…

(C) Ben Brooksbank

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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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