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A Cornish branch line, somewhere on the Southern's Withered Arm

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St Petrock goes AC

A couple of friends have encouraged me to post this, an extract from my blog stpetrock.blogspot.com.  I hope some of you find it interesting.   Once upon a long time ago I was privileged to be a regular operator on Peter Denny's famous Buckingham model railway. My station for the best part of 37 years was Grandborough Junction, where one of my important jobs was to communicate with the signal box up the line at Quainton Road... except that there wasn't a Quainton Road on the model!  To

Mike Kippax

Mike Kippax

 

Bridge over Tredinnick Creek

Just before the line enters St Petrock Station it crosses Tredinnick Creek on two girder bridges. Photos of the bridge over Little Petherick Creek on the Padstow branch were studied carefully.  It's a well-photographed spot, especially since it became part of the Camel Trail; here's one of my own photos.  Whilst my model wasn't intended to be a copy, I wanted to get the 'feel' of the bridge - especially those metal cylinders that support the structure in mid-stream.   I started b

Mike Kippax

Mike Kippax

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