Long and winding road – narrow and wide
One feature of the ‘Shed’ era that I forgot was an interest in narrow gauge railways. A few Model Railway News articles were supplemented by a copy of Don Boreham’s seminal ‘Narrow Gauge Railway Modelling’ and a history of the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway. Also at that time, Eggerbahn, Minitrains and Peco Crazy Track appears. I produced a number of models with varying success – including L&B coaches and goods stock in Plastikard – and models of a Glyn Valley tram engine and L&B ‘Lyn’ on early ‘N’ chassis. And predating these, an ‘O’ gauge Glynn Valley coach in card with thread beading as described by Don Boreham. This model fitted perfectly on a Hornby Dublo 10′ van chassis removed from its donor vehicle. Unfortunately, none of these vehicles exist today.
So, off to university in Cambridge, that logically generated a new interest in the Great Eastern Railway, and less logically…
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