I’m in the process of resurrecting an old hobby of mine.
Yes. Model railways. Or If you prefer, model railroads.
I don’t know what it is about railways, particularly steam railways. Maybe it’s the elemental blend of Air, Earth, Fire and Water.
Here in the US I should really be looking at HO size – 1:87 scale / 3.50mm/ft / 16.50mm gauge – if I want the easy life and, if I wanted to make life a little more difficult I could pick OO – 1:76 scale / 4.00mm/ft / 16.50mm gauge/British outline. But no. I’m going for P4, S4 or ScaleFour as it is variously known, which is 1:76 scale / 4.00mm/ft / 18.83mm gauge.
I’m looking at building a very small, but perfectly formed representation of a mythical branch railway situated in The Bloke’s Own Country, serving a few communities who, in the real world, got bypassed. It’s what could have been, or is yet to be, through some worm-hole in the space/time continuum.
Click on “The Railways of Chris Nevard” in the sidebar to see what my aim is.