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Major Extension Of The Llangollen Heritage Railway Is Completed.

Major Extension Of The Llangollen Heritage Railway Is Completed.

It’s full steam ahead as heritage railway’s major extension opens

An article in the Shropshire Star talks about the fact that it was 1964 when mainline services ended on the Dee Valley line as part of the axing of the railways by the government that became known as the Dr Beeching cuts.

But this weekend will see trains start operating again to the new terminus at Corwen.

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THE WATER STREET DIORAMA

THE WATER STREET DIORAMA

It takes a lot to get me excited these days, but I am sitting in my workshop surrounded by my ‘O’ Gauge layouts and an assortment of model dioramas constructed by me.  However, it is not these that have caused this rare excitement!

Before me I have, what can only be described as, a masterpiece.  Now don’t get me wrong, it’s not perfect, but it’s as good as it gets.  It’s the diorama of Water Street in Manchester made back in the middle of the last century by Jack Nelson.  Would I describe him as a master modeller?  Probably not.  A genius at creating an awe inspiring perspective diorama?  Absolutely!

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