First test version of my card kit of the Preston Dock Engine Shed, just to see if it is feasible.
Down on the old Preston Dock site there is an unusual little engine shed, which was built for Preston Borough Council (long before they became City) in 1985. In 1986 it won The Brick Development Association’s Structural Brickwork Award. It looks like this:
710 was built in 1934 as open top streamline double deck car 247.
During WWII, all 13 top toppers were given roofs, to enable year round use.
Originally, it probably looked a lot like it’s sister car, the later 706 Princess Alice. Alice had also been enclosed, but was rebuilt as an open-topper following a collision:
As I get ready to start work on Gardale again, I found the original track plan!
Fleetwood Street is the 3rd of my model rail projects. It was never supposed to be operational, just a roughly 3 metre long shelf to display my collection of Corgi/Atlas trams. Then I realised that I didn’t have a 3m stretch of un-interupted wall space, so knocked it down to about 1.5m
This is a guide to motorising the Balloon and Railcoach Blackpool trams made by Corgi, using the motor units made and sold by Connexions2011 on ebay (There is no direct link to the specific unit, as eBay items are ephemeral, so you’ll just have to go by the photo to identify the item you need).
Continue reading Motorising Corgi OO Gauge Blackpool Trams
I came up with the idea of “Garwick”, a station on a mainly industrial line which still handles passenger traffic. The layout is based mainly on the long-closed Maudlands station in Preston, but with several additions which “just seemed like good ideas at the time”.
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