New Arrival at Burton Phoenix – A new wagon with rather a long name…

I live not so far from the Welsh village with ‘The Name’ … Originally called ‘Llanfairpwllgwyngyll’ or Llanfair PG … but given its new name for very effective promotional purposes in the 1860s – the famous
Which means “Saint Mary’s Church in the hollow of the white hazel near the rapid whirlpool and the Church of Saint Tysilio of the red cave”.

I have had a Blue Hornby Wagon with the name on for some time, purchased from a shop in the village. I decided to see if there were any more variations/colours made, and, as usual in circumstances like these ‘Ebay is your friend’..
So… a rather attractive Red/Brown version at a good price has been added to the collection..

.. It looks like there are also green and yellow versions .. which I have to confess has tempted me to get the set.. Obviously signs that I must get out more..

Stowey Green is actually getting built !!

Due to the current ‘Interesting times’ (Coronavirus!!), along with its associated lockdown.
…. Since I have so much time on my hands I have been quite busy..
Since I had the time and bits, perhaps I should actually get round to working on ‘Stowey Green’ my ‘N gauge’ layout. Especially as Burton Phoenix is effectively complete..

Stowey Greens board had been stored for years.. so was a bit beaten up..
.. So after plenty of TLC I started work..

I have got as far as laying and wiring the lower loop.
… The upper loop, along with it’s inclines, is being tided up.


I am currently ‘tuning the inclines before gluing them down.

There is a lot more information in ‘Work In Progress