Throwback Thursday, When you’re digging, stop!

Albion Yard

OO Gauge

You know when you take one of those images that just nails it? This one above does it for me and it emphasises I’m well on the way to something good.  A year or so ago I’d been working on a Southern Electric scheme that wasn’t working, so I’d changed that to a Midlands based ex Great Central Railway truncated branch. Well, that hadn’t worked either.  when-youre-digging-a-hole/ it is definitely time to stop!

OO Gauge
Great Central Railway

Remember this station shot? Well it’s pretty much the same viewpoint as the header image, and validates for me the decision to swap the layout drastically.

The swap into a small shunting yard for a coal drift mine reflects a good part of my off the beaten track interests. The revised location and workings partly inspired by Ben Ashworths Forest of Dean images, and time spent in Northumberland. Combine this with my…

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