I am still Here – in more ways that one….

After an extended gap I am back. I have rather a good excuse, as I have been recovering from a very serious bicycle accident in July that broke 5 ribs, and broke and dislocated my shoulder/collarbone. Fortunately, as I was wearing my cycle helmet and am alive to tell the tale, and 3 months later – able to keep on modelling.

That gives no real excuse to why there were no updated from January.. but there you are

As it is the end of the AirBnB season in my house I have been allowed by my Wife to set up the ‘OO’ gauge Burton Phoenix layout in the dining room.. Which has been a great opportunity to put out a number of new and untested rolling stock on display. It has been a long time since I have been able to run the ‘OO’ – some of which is new and, other than on a rolling road, untested.

First is my much awaited Hornby model of the Rocket.

And a rather unusual buy from a tiny model railway show in Borth-y-Gest, near Porthmadog – one end of the Ffestiniog railway.. a LMS Caledonian Single

The model is in amazing condition for its age, as far as I can tell it was released in 1983, and was very attractively boxed.
…And as can be seen on the price sticker, I thought it was quite a bargain

It has been great to return to the larger OO scale instead of tinkering in ‘N’.
.. Now I’m properly on the mend there is lots more to say, so maybe the next update will not take so long.