Family Activities on a Steam Railway!

Railway, Railway days

Black 5 

On Sunday on the way down to Weymouth I popped into the Mid Hants to see what was on offer in both the model shop and s/hand bookstall at Alresford. 

2 book purchases later (suitable donation) the Black 5 made an appearance on a service train and was in good voice.

The fireman when uncoupling made taking off the hoses look so easy although he had to get the driver to ease up as the screw coupling was taut.

Happy days.


Larkrail 2016

Today’s road trip took me from Weymouth to Bath to visit Larkrail at the New Oriel Hall near to the Titfield Thunderbolt bookshop run by Larkrails organiser Simon Castens and very nice it was too. Here are the photos


A good show


East Kent O Gauge Group Open Day

Had the privilege of operating Angus Bentley’s St.Petrock on Sunday along with the good Mr P.

Angus was kind enough to let me run my Ixion Industrial and Dapol Terrier on his layout – lovely locos running straight out of the box.

Another layout that I was most impressed by was Pett Marine, built by the group

A good day and thanks to Angus for the opputunity and Mr P for getting us there and back.