RH Fowler

One of the deciding factors when building my railway was to run “Live Steam”, and earlier this year I invested in a new Round House Fowler.  Over the past months I have made this loco my own by decals and and name plates, the last BIG item was to have a  real steam whistle fitted. I […]

October 2020 Update

So here we are at the beginning of October and the whether is awful, so what has happened since my last update: The big one is permission for phase two of the railway, an extension to run down the garden and around the arbour seat.  However due to the poor whether, nothing has really started, […]

August 2020 update

It has been a few weeks since the last update, so what has been happening on TDF. The transitions from the bridges have arrived and installed, and currently I am looking at the landscape around the bridges to blend them in, hopefully this will be finished by the end of the months and photos with […]


Last year I read an article about using Bonsai trees on a model railway, just for those that do not know, Bonsai trees are not a special type of tree, but a method of cultivation, take any sapling, constrain the roots (and trim occasionally) and keep the top pruned, that is the basics of Bonsai. […]