Category Archives: Toy train chit chat

On the level

I am uncertain why The Level is so called, it may be because of a number of mine adits, or levels, in the area or it may be because the main road here is, erm, level. It makes no difference, … Continue reading

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How odd

It has been a rather wet afternoon so my planned dog walk (to the pub, natch) has been postponed and I’ve been exploring, virtually at least. I was looking on a map to see the best way of getting to … Continue reading

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Eskdale (and Colby Level) test run

Half past seven on a Saturday morning and there’s the smell of burning finger tips as I try not to wake the neighbours with the odd swear word. Anyhow, half an hour later everything is connected up so I can … Continue reading

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Second module progress

I called in at Haslington Models on my way to Crewe this morning and bought two yards of Peco O-16.5 Streamline to complete the tracklaying on the new module. The internal wiring loom has also been connected between each end … Continue reading

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Of mice and modellers…

The best laid plans are undoubtedly those that are drawn out full size. Unfortunately they often show up faults in original sketches. Such is so with my idea for modelling Eskdale Green and Colby Level on a single modular baseboard. … Continue reading

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Cañón Mosca Quemada

This is the second Cañón Mosca Quemada on the FCPyF. The first was a short lived, and uncompleted, module before the 2016 rebuild commenced. This one is not part of the main layout but intended for use as an independent … Continue reading

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2nd excursion, 1st connection

Carters Bridge went to Burton on Trent yesterday where it was exhibited as part of a modular layout instead of going solo. Photo – Steve Jones 5.5mm Modular Group

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