The awful truth is that I rather lost interest, when I found that I had made the frames of the locomotive too wide, so that the outside cranks tended to bind. I simply couldn’t face starting again from scratch until, quite recently, I hit on the id...
This is just a brief addition, to draw attention to new evidence regarding 'red' GWR wagons. I am grateful to Miss Prism, who referred to it in Mikkel's Pre-Grouping thread .
This new information a...
My 1st edition copy of 'Great Western Way'(GWW) stated: "it would seem to be about the end of the 1870s that wagons and vans...
I've been playing with a new ultra-wide-angle len...
EDIT 21st Feb -I am very pleased to see that the problems have now been sorted, This blog appears to be readable again .
I am sure that this has given sleepless nights to the administrators, so appreciate their efforts. I hope, too, that their s...
The potential to build my own timber-framed carriages meant that my aim of re-creating a small glimpse of the Victorian railway scene became a reality through 2014 and, inspired by these...
As railways moved from purely industrial uses to the carriage of people, th...
Before I left, I had decided to build a brake van to accompany the early 4-wheel coaches that I described in a previous post . Like the c...
I'm afraid that I have, once again, ignored Blanche's petulant pleas for new dresses and got down to the more mundane...
My model of the GWR 'Queen' class It really wa...
Whereas I found a good side-on photo of the composite coach, I have not found anything similar to help me determine the dimensions of these other coaches. Bec...
Since there are several good side-on photographs of these early coaches, it is only necessary to establish one firm measurement and then scale all the other dimensions to this know...
There's an additional twist, in the case of GWR coaches, in that the early GWR was a broad gauge railway and the ear...
Welcome to my blog!
This blog aims to follow the conversion of my existing layout to an earlier time-frame. I hope that others will find it of interest and helpful, especially if they are also considering the Pre-Grouping era.
To help readers to find their way around, I have provided a brief description of the plan of my railway and the structure of this blog in this link : "Read Me First"
I also have another blog about Broad-Gauge modelling
1. Construction Articles:
- Turning Back the Clock - 1
- Broad and Narrow
- Broad and Narrow - 2
- Tender Drive - a convenient short-cut
- Back in Time - 517 class
- A Year in Retrospect
- William Dean's Express Tank
- Through a Time-Warp
- A Tale of Two Tenders
- Comparing Armstrong 2-2-2s
- Another new 'Old Engine' - 1
- Another new 'Old Engine' - 2
- A new 'Old Engine' - GWR 184 - part 3
- A new 'Old Engine' - GWR 184 - part 4
- A new 'Old Engine' - GWR 184 - part 5
- A new 'Old Engine' - GWR 184 - part 6
- A new 'Old Engine' - GWR 184 - part 7
- A new 'Old Engine' - GWR 184 - part 8
- A new 'Old Engine' - GWR 184 - part 9
- A Tender for No.184 - part 1
- A Tender for No.184 - part 2
- Turning Back the Clock - N6 Horse Box
- Pause for Reflection
- After the Pause
- Milk Churns and Siphons
- Trial of the Reds
- Cleminson to the Rescue
- Match-built Carriage Truck - 1
- Match-built Carriage Truck - 2
- A Distraction - Tilt Wagon
- A Hat Box for Blanche
- Red Wagons - Experimental Archaeology
- Red Wagons - Experimental Archaeology - update
Silhouette-cut Coach Sides
- Towards some Coaches
- Silhouette Coach - WIP-1
- Silhouette Coach - WIP-1a (update)
- Silhouette Coach - WIP-2
- Instant Chocolate (with Cream)
- Bring The Family!
- V5 Full Brake
- Six-Wheelers - Chassis
- Six-Wheelers - WIP Update
- Sir John's 'Special'
- Back-dating 'Ratio' GWR Coaches
- Early GWR Coaches - 'Armchair' Research
- Early GWR Coaches - Printing Sides
- Early GWR Coaches - Building the Body
- Two More Early Coaches
- Making Curved Coach Roofs
- Early GWR Passenger Brake (Break) Van
- GWR 19th Century Carriage Development
- 'Cheats' Lining & Lettering
- Home-made Lining & Lettering - 1
- Home-made Lining & Lettering - 2
- Home-made Lining & Lettering - 2a
- Home-made Lining & Lettering - 3
Layout design / Scenery
- A Bit about the Track
- Oil Lamps for North Leigh
- Midnight on the Great Western
- Scenes around North Leigh
- Experimental Roofing
- North Leigh Blanket Traffic
- North Leigh Creamery
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