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The Project Under The Bench

The Project Under The Bench

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(A Beginner’s Guide to starting in Gauge 1 Live Steam)

This article will, I hope, be a source of encouragement to all those who harbour a desire to have and build a live steam engine, but perhaps like me, lack the appropriate skills and equipment.

Beneath every bench is an unfinished project!  Across the country there must be hundreds of incomplete kits and projects, started with every good intention, but for one reason or another lay dormant, more often than not, never to be finished.  I am no exception, and this article is a salutary reminder of starting something that is maybe too ambitious or lack the necessary skills required.  It will I hope have a happy ending.

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London Kings Cross to Leeds Central

London Kings Cross to Leeds Central

On Sunday 28th December we had the pleasure of experiencing a steam train journey from Kings Cross to Leeds. We joined the train at Kings Cross where we saw the hustle and bustle of a main line station. After a stuttering start by the Gresley A4 No 60033 Seagull we soon plunged into Gas Works Tunnel and re-emerged into the daylight on the approaches to Hornsey, by this time the train was starting to pick up speed. Passing through Hornsey station the train soon plunged into Wood Green tunnel and after a few minutes we were in open countryside. Passing through Hatfield and Hitchin at speed we were well into our journey, before we knew it we had passed through Peterborough before speeding through Essendine.

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