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Another Arriva minibus to join the fleet, it is the leading one, slightly longer wheelbase.
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
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No there isn't a large fire in Hadarford, the local fire & rescue service are out for a Sunday run with both their present appliances, and their historic ones they have lovingly restored.
This time of year they take them out for a practice run ready for the summer rally season.
I threw this loco together today.
As it will be a scrapped loco I have added a floor in the cab where the motor would be.
I have left the roof off so I can paint the inside of the cab.
I also made a new bunker out of plastic sheet as the metal one supplied in the kit was damaged.
I have already primed it and the roof ready for painting tomorrow.
Double Fairlie 'Pandora' has today joined Hadarford's fleet of steam locos.
It is a Langley Models white metal kit on two Fleischmann Piccolo chassis', it runs as sweet as a bird.
Immediately brought into service on the 'up' lunchtime service passing Hadarford lock.