Saturday, 21 September 2013


I've spent a couple of days training at Broomfleet Signal Box this week and a lovely extra was another class 37 hauled test train! Direct Rail Services' 37259, leads 1Q14 with 37607 bringing up the rear. The signal is Broomfleet's Up Home signal just before the level crossing.

Sunday, 15 September 2013

Project 25

Lately I've done very little modelling; not sure why but I have lost a lot of enthusiasm for modelling recently. Anyway, a little bit of progress on 'Project 25'.

Plenty of messing with bits of Plastikard - and at some point I must post details of the Penbits running gear, which so far has been only mentioned rather actually showing anything about it or how it goes together! But for now, this is how it stands.

Friday, 13 September 2013


A nice change from the regular procession of multiple units and class 66s was provided by 1Q13 powered by DRS' 37688 and 37402. They sounded lovely!

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Nowhere near the village from which it takes its name is Weaverthorpe Signal Box, at the site of the station of the same name. The station was originally named Sherburn, but was renamed Wykeham, a village about three miles away, on 1st April 1874 to avoid confusion with three other stations also named Sherburn. In May 1882 it changed once again after the opening of a station in Wykeham itself on the Forge Valley Line becoming 'Weaverthorpe'.

The station closed to passengers in 1930 , along with most other stations on the York - Scarborough line, but remained open for goods traffic much later. But the scene is still very traditional and one to warm the heart of many enthusiasts; signal box, semaphores and wooden crossing gates.

The box is very much the classic intermediate box with a distant, home and start each way with the manual crossing and main to main crossover in the middle. While it's still there and functioning, it's well worth having a look!