Monday, 30 December 2019

A complete new start

A complete new start
          It’s been a long long time since I wrote anything following my stroke. I feel that i can at last make a start and try to catch up with what's been going on at Gnome Valley. I have spent the past two years in ill health and have as such been unable to get out and work on the railway.
        As part of my therapy program it was suggested to me that I may try and write a book about my railway. This I have now completed and published through Amazon Books. My book is of course called, Gnome Valley The Story Begins, and has a ISBN number of 9781491040805, priced £4.95.  It is also available on Kindle at £1.28 (odd price, I Know, but it has something to do with V.A.T.

I have undertaken to have a go at setting out Barrowbridge Station, and have started by putting in the platform. As you can see, I have left a recess in it so as to allow the station building to be lower into it and allow the wiring to come up from underneath.  The station building is so designed so as to accommodate the necessary switch panel. The wiring will be protected  through the winter by being unplugged from the panel and the building being stored inside while the pug will be protected by being in a large jar.

Thursday, 25 April 2019

Wednesday, 10 April 2019


A little more progress. One window frame made, one more to go. Then will try a sort out the glazing. The roof here is just a mock up, more thought on how to fit it. I would like to be able to remover it to get at the lighting.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

Oily Rag futher progrss

As the weather has been so bad i have done a little on the Oily Rag Inn. I have made the ground floor separate from the upper floor so as they can be parted to put light in at a later stag.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Circus Tent

G scale circus tent built for a friends layout by John Driscoll and myself.