May be of interest to Narrow Gauge fans.
Today, 9 April, is the 100th anniversary of the death of Edward Thomas, who was killed in action on the first day of the Battle of Arras in 1917.
Adlestrop – the title of his most famous poem.
Adlestrop, was written on 24 June 1914 when Edward Thomas was travelling from Paddington to Ledbury and the train paused unexpectedly at the station in the Cotswolds.
Yes. I remember Adlestrop –
The name, because one afternoon
Of heat the express-train drew up there
Unwontedly. It was late June.
The steam hissed. Someone cleared his throat.
No one left and no one came
On the bare platform. What I saw
Was Adlestrop – only the name.
And willows, willow-herb, and grass,
And meadowsweet, and haycocks dry,
No whit less still and lonely fair
Than the high cloudlets in the sky.
And for that minute a blackbird sang
Close by, and round him, mistier,
Farther and farther, all the birds
Of Oxfordshire and Gloucestershire.
Very enjoyable day spent in Winterbourne Gunner at the 3mm Society meet. Good to meet so many members and of course Mr P. A small but select gathering with a few layouts to boot, here are the pictures.
Just had to post pictures of the signal box built for me by Andrew Barnes.
Have already identified a spot on the layout for it and just waiting a signalman from Modelu to complete the picture.
My grateful thanks to Andrew for this masterpiece in miniature.
Been awhile since I have posted on the progress of the Terrier.
Well progress is a lot slower than I would of liked. The body still needs a lot of work. As for the chassis, it runs direct from the power leads to the motor but pick up off the wheels does not seem to happen so will have to work at that one.
Still have till September to complete her for running on Wimblehurst Road. Here are the pics.
My latest acquisition for Wimblehurst Road is a 3D printed 3mm scale body for a Pickering Railcar used by the Colonel on the Kent & East Sussex railway.
Originally drawn for 2mm scale by Alan of Etched Pixels he very kindly agreed to produce a 3mm version and uploaded it to the Shapeways website where I duly ordered and paid.
I must say the service from Shapeways is exceptional and arrived within 48 hours of being ordered. The moulding is of good quality, see pics below
Have not yet figured how to motorise it and there will be a fair bit of work to do but looks promising. The prototype had 3’1″ wheels which equates to 9mm in 3mm scale and the Society do some driving wheels which I hope will be okay more so for the gearbox too otherwise might have to use 9mm wagon wheels.
Here are some drawings courtesy of the Colonel Stephens Society of which I am a member.
The other Sunday saw Mr P and I visit the Erith show at the Longfield Academy. As usual the car park was packed so we parked a short distance from the venue.
A large show with fairly substantial trade support. Many of the layouts I have seen before, still a good show and very busy throughout the day which is good to see.