Day Return to Castle Rackrent

You will recall that approximately a year ago, I posted about my last visit to Castle Rackrent and I mentioned that the layout was about to undergo a significant reconfiguration.  A month ago I had a chance to revisit Richard Chown and see how it is getting on.

Here are some photographs from my visit (but only a few as I had difficulties with low light levels):

Castle Rackrent Station

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Storms above Castle Rackrent

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St Juliet Town

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As you can see, a number of stations are undergoing a rebuild.

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A lot of work remains, as large sections of the line remain simply track on bare track on boards and some fettling of the track will also be necessary but already there is a lot done.  Hopefully I will be able to visit again when things are a little more developed.

Also on view was Fangfoss which was in an even darker room, so no photos at all of the actual layout, but a few of the locos were elsewhere and here is a taster.

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You will be able to see Fangfoss for yourself (and it is worth I can assure you) at this year’s Scaleforum which will be held in Aylesbury on 19/20 September – details here .

See you there if you go!

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