The Boys had their sixth birthday at the start of September and were fortunate enough to get enough money between them to go out in search of a post-party treat. Many of you will know Hamley’s Toy Store in Regent Street, and many of you will know that on a Saturday morning it’s the very definition of hell! Thankfully the Boys already had a clear idea of what they were after and found it, on the fifth floor, in minutes. It was a Hornby starter set called the ‘West Coast Highlander’ which basically comes with an oval of 00 gauge track, an 0-4-0 tank engine and a short train of four wagons. Their model railway adventure had begun!
That was all a few weeks ago, since then things have moved on apace with a pin board from school being commandeered as a baseboard; the board attached to legs and a home found for the whole things in the middle of their bedroom.
As you’ll see in the photos below, we’ve had the track out (mmm, you’ll have noticed that I’m now using ‘we’, that’s because, well… I’m a big kid at heart and I’m having as much fun as the Boys in sharing their ‘small world’ model railway adventure!).
Creating their own railway world has fired their imaginations and they’re full of wonderful ideas of things they’d like us to have a go at making… I’ll keep you in touch with how we get on as Winter settles in.