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The Model Railways of Chris Nevard

Polbrook Gurney Colliery
Polbrook Gurney Colliery

The Model Railways of Chris Nevard – Well worth a detour.

One of the best blogs about model railways. Chris Nevard’s approach, attention to detail, colour and one of the finest exponents of the “cameo” layout, shows that an awful lot can be done with a few well-chosen pieces.

I’m aspiring to this on Boltorr Rd.

The Model Railways of Chris Nevard

Brew Street
Brew Street
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Check this out…

The Princetown Branch

Nice view of the trackbed/path including an overbridge which, I'm pleased to say, bears a resemblance to the tunnel portal on the Boltorr branch
Nice view of the trackbed/path including an overbridge which, I'm pleased to say, bears a resemblance to the tunnel portal on the Boltorr branch
The Princetown Branch – Boltorr Rd halt branches off north from some unspecified point on the Princetown line.
The mouth of Boltorr tunnel - 2mm MDF and DAS clay
The mouth of Boltorr tunnel – 2mm MDF and DAS clay

I’m fortunate that I’m able to get really good, atmospheric images from the real, but sadly now closed Princeton branch, by my own personal photographer, Jamie Halton.

Dartmoor 365 on Facebook has also been a valuable resource.

Images like these are important for me to be able to replicate the topography, vegetation and tone of my own scenery.