Double Fairlie "Paddy" heading an up special passenger service passing Hadarford lock.
From when my Parents gave me my first train set for a Christmas present as a child, I have had an interest in model railways. I originally started in "OO" gauge, but have also built in "N" and "O" gauge. The last layout I built was my exhibition layout "Holmehurst" which was in "O" gauge, and I exhibited it around the country. Photos of it can be seen by following this link.
I inherited some "OO9" rolling stock from my late father, including a loco I built from a white metal kit for him, and ever since living on our working narrowboat Hadar I have been thinking about building a "OO9" layout.
For those who do not know, "OO9" is "OO" scale, which is 4mm to 1ft, but the track and rolling stock are narrow gauge, equivalent to 2ft gauge in real life. Modelling-wise this means that I can used standard "OO" scale buildings, people, scenery etc. of which there is a far greater range of ready built items and kits to choose from, but it has the advantage that the reduced size of the track and rolling stock means that curves can be tighter than for standard gauge, without losing a realistic look within a restricted layout size.
I had thought about building a layout in our garden alongside our mooring at the
Please feel free to leave comments, I am always interested in suggestions or questions.
I have never been happy with the cloudy sky backscene behind the farm.
Especially where it meets the top of the brick wall and goes down to ground level at the pair of gates.
I have ordered some new tall trees to hide the corner and the joint to the cloudy sky behind Beeton Wood.
Day 2 of the Grand Gala Weekend, and it steam loco naming day. Mr Beeton has some of his steam road vehicles on display, and he is out playing with his ploughing engine and living wagon in tow.
Even the MG and Lotus section of the Hadarford Car Club have turned out and parked up in the Station Hotel car park. 😊
With the nameplates arriving this morning, it spurred me on to spray my other 2 Roco diesel shunters to match the one I did previously.
Initially sprayed with grey primer then matt varnish.