Forest Gate Parkway - modern image OO gauge

An inadvertent visit to a model shop rekindled the interest of GRAHAM MANN, who created this stunning pastiche of the modern railway in ‘OO’ gauge, with sound. Photography, Trevor Jones.

Forest Gate
Above: Last built GB Railfreight operated Class 66 66779 Evening Star passes the building site with a rake of empty KFA container flats as Colas Rail liveried Class 47/7 47727 Rebecca rolls into platform 4 with a charter.

AFTER LEAVING BR as a driver on the Southern Region I decided on a major career change where I would be the boss and it seemed to be working well but with a garage full of industrial climbing equipment, a box room for an office which was spilling out on to the landing and me working all the time something had to give: it was time to relocate my business away from home.

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