This post follows a trip to Dawlish last week where I saw the Devonian Railtour at Dawlish where I filmed it from the footbridge at Dawlish Warren. First though, a picture of Dawlish Warren footbridge made from a Modelux kit. It has been moved slightly on my railway, sitting just on the Dawlish side of where Red Rock will be,
Landmark day today – I have put together a simplified timetable and actually got to start running it! It didn’t start well – the 43XX moved two inches before hitting a dead section – two droppers I’d not soldered and which turned out not to be long enough either. Then I found 3 of 4 points I’d not tested needed
My son’s birthday today so an opportunity to run his Christmas and birthday presents! A video of the Class 800 and HST at Dawlish and a picture of the Class 800 at Newton Abbot You might notice that the station building doesn’t look much like Newton Abbot – it’s actually the one I started as part of Exeter St. Davids.
Here is a quickly taken video of two express trains passing through Dawlish – one the up Cornish Riviera and the down train seems to have come from the North West as it has a mixture of Great Western and LMS coaches. Not bad quality for a video taken on a phone! You can see videos of the old Dawlish
Here are some new pictures to record the latest progress on my model railway of Dawlish in OO with the April 2020 Update. Work has been ongoing for a year now – Covid-19 has certainly helped in the last few weeks with the approaches to East Box and track through the east end of Newton Abbot now complete. I have
Here are a few pictures to record progress thus far on my model railway of Dawlish in OO with the January 2020 Update. Work began in April 2019 with the building of the baseboards which go around the walls of my Green Retreat (sized 8.5m x 3.5m). As the Dawlish boards are in front of the main fiddleyard, I really