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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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