Weekend Rails

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Tales of the Andrew Briddon Loco collection

Elsewhere - www.andrewbriddonlocos.co.uk - you can see the "official" face of the locomotive collection my son has built up. Here on "Weekend Rails" you can read a blow-by-blow account of our work in restoring and improving them.

Of engines, cabs and radiators.


9th December 2018


It's that moment come around again where I sit at the keyboard and wonder what to write.

Of old age and flywheel housings

2nd December 2018

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Of pipes and fans

25th November 2018

Back to normal. My thanks to all those who e-mailed to let me know that Weekend Rails was 'down', and my apologies to all whose habitual Monday-morning read was disrupted.

Of time and Error

18th November 2018


I'm writing this on schedule tonight in the strange knowledge that it won't be posted. Well, not immediately anyway, because Weekend Rails has been 'down' all day for reasons not yet determined, and probably won't be back until some time Monday.

Of undercoats, diggers and shunts

11th November 2018

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Of Tunstead playing away

4th November 2018


Not the average week here at the Briddon Country Pile. We've got progress on one project that's been at a standstill for two years though.

Of drills and Avonsides

28th October 2018

We made good progress on RS8 this week, not so elsewhere. But do read on.

Of leaks and dribbles

21st October 2018

Hullo again. Off we go wth the usual mixture of plans that go awry, achievements that may not have been what we first intended but progress all the same.

Of welding and Storm Callum

14th October 2018

Hullo again. Are you watching Channel 5's 'railway evenings' on Fridays? Do you find yourself exasperated by the Model Railway Challenge? You're not alone... 

Of pipes, brackets and buffers

7th October 2018

I thought I'd start with a bit of RS8 that will be, forever, Bristol.

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