About the blog

The blog is about the rebuilding of a layout that was all but abandoned in 2013, its survival is thanks to the kindness of others. A few older posts are included to chart its progress.

Tuesday, 10 September 2019

2P 40634

For almost a month, I have been in recovery following a heart attack and open heart bypass surgery. The 2P has now been completed, thanks to Neil Kinison. 

A rather good image of the loco showing the later Fowler dome and chimney (without capuchon) 

Copyright bob-j510305 purchased by current owner 
2P 40634 at BGP 1954
My Hornby model upgraded with new crew, fixtures and fittings

The dome and chimney are Fowler items from Alan Gibson Workshops Dome 4M613 - Chimney 4M608. - for building a BR loco, the chimney needs the capuchon to be removed.

And almost finished?

Saturday, 17 August 2019

A new first

I just bought my first and only exGWR loco, a Collett 2251 goods from Bachmann 32-305. 

 The purchase was inspired by this image of 3210 at Highbridge on the SDJR.

Trundling past Child  Okeford with a couple of non-corridor coaches, on its way to Bailey Gate seems to be singularly appropriate.

Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Shillingstone Wickham trolley shelter

Rare images from Logan Nelson.

The interior of the shelter does not seem to house a Wickham trolley, instead, it seems to be the rear of an Allen Scythe.

More wagons for Child Okeford

A mixture of repaints and weathering by Mike Hitchin.

Hornby Shark weathered

Hornby Bulleid cattle wagon and Bachmann SR plywood van
The two vans were total repaints, because the original issue of these wagons was missed and these were SR versions.