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Lima Class 37/5 37673 in Railfreight Distribution livery and Hornby 'Balfour Beatty' Sentinel

Two new engines for Dales Peak

As I said in my last post, I did pick up a couple of engines for Dales Peak while I was at the Peak Model Railway Exhibition. They where a Lima Class 37/5 37673 in Railfreight Distribution livery and a Hornby Sentinel in ‘Balfour Beatty’ livery.

I’m happy to trial them both as they are at the moment, but I will probably do some work to both of them in time. The Lima pancake motor will definitely need upgrading and both of them need decoders.

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Peak Exhibition 2017

Sutton Hilltop (4mm OO gauge)

Peak (Bakewell) Exhibition 2017

We had a family trip out to Bakewell on Sunday to see the 2017 Peak Model Railway Exhibition organised by the Chesterfield Railway Modellers. It isn’t a huge show but it’s one of my favourites locally. So, here are a few of the layouts that caught my eye.

Sutton Hilltop (4mm OO gauge) – I particularly liked the landscape and viaduct.
Sutton Hilltop (4mm OO gauge)

Yorkshire Coast Tramway (4mm OO gauge) – Nicely modelled and great use of the what I image is a modified Faller car system for the trucks and buses.
Yorkshire Coast Tramway (4mm OO gauge)
Yorkshire Coast Tramway (4mm OO gauge)
Yorkshire Coast Tramway (4mm OO gauge)

Forth Bridge (T scale) – An excellent model and really gives you a sense of how enormous the full size bridge is.
Forth Bridge (T scale)

A View from the Abbey (2mm N gauge) – Nicely modelled and visually interesting.
A View from the Abbey (2mm N gauge)

I did pick up a couple of engines for Dales Peak, while I was there (Well it would be rude not to) but more about them in a future post. 🙂