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‘OO’ Locos – Jon’s old trains #4

Last of my old ‘OO’ stock packed away were a number of Southern Railway locomotives. The two tank engines both run on the old Hornby ‘R1’ chassis.  The ex-LSWR  ‘G6’ on the left was my first cast kit (by Wills).  … Continue reading

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‘OO’ Coaches – Jon’s old trains #3

From Irish narrow gauge to Southern coaches.  Here are a few of my early efforts.  Some of my first successful scratch built models were this SECR ‘Birdcage’ rake.  They never got lettered or lined, but weren’t bad at all.  Note the open … Continue reading

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Forgotten Dreams – Jon’s old trains #2

Most modellers have what is generally known as a ‘gloat’ box – but mine must be worst than most.  I’ve been excavating some more, and have come up with all sorts of things.  A lot of them I’d forgotten completely. … Continue reading

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Living in the past – Jon’s old trains #1

Not much progress on the modules since coming back from Hong Kong, but I decided it was time for a real turnout of my storage boxes of trains, dating back nearly 50 years.  It’s time to keep a few things, and … Continue reading

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