Look Back at 2018 – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

Late December is a time of reflection. Looking back I realise 2018 was a very good year. My little 009 layout ‘First’ attended five exhibitions: Narrow Gauge South, The Beds and Bucks Open Day, Oxfordshire Narrow Gauge Modellers Day, the N&SNGM Running Day and Expo Narrow Gauge. It was a pleasure to run the layout…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2018/12/29/look-back-at-2018/


Getting Ahead of My Self – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The little Ruston loco isn’t finished, but the driver is. This is a S&D Models figure appropriately called ‘Industrial Loco Driver’ (number OF2A, in case you are a ‘figure spotter’). Originally his left arm was outstretched and his legs were further apart. He wouldn’t have fitted into the small cab of the Ruston so I…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2018/12/26/getting-ahead-of-my-self/

Railway, travel

Merry Christmas – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

This year I brought myself a Christmas present, a trip on the Bure Valley Railway Santa Special. My train from Wroxham was double headed by Spitfire and Wroxham Broad.   When the train arrived at Aylsham, Santa appeared in a sleigh pulled by reindeer. They were discretely assisted by John of Gaunt. The BVR certainly…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2018/12/22/merry-christmas-4/

7mm, Railway

Paint Stripper + Ruston – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

Work has started on removing the brown paint from the Ruston. I don’t think I’ve ever used paint stripper, so I wasn’t sure what to buy. A trip to my local hardware store solved the problem. They had a choice of three different brands and I chose the one that was the smallest in size.…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2018/12/17/paint-stripper-ruston/


Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway Postcards – Steve’s 009 and 09 Adventure

The internet auction sites have lured me into buying more railway postcards. I am very pleased with these four cards of Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway locomotives. What I like about them is that they are straightforward photographs of good looking locomotives. From the top left, clockwise: Typhoon, Black Prince, Dr Syn and Hurricane. They…
— Read on 009adventure.blog/2018/12/02/rhdr-postcards/