FluToday I woke up with a fever and a headache, I have the Flu. And where normally I am up and about early, running errands in my little car or to the park photographing, I now stay put and be miserable on the couch not knowing what to do.

But the fever is finally gone now so I took my camera for a little project: photographing two oddities. One that should be in H0 scale but is not and the other one is the other way around, it is built in OO gauge.

I have taken one of my treasures out of the safe, an extremely rare Trix Twin Railway loco built in H0 scale. This is the Britannia Class “Owen Glendower” no. 70010 I bought years ago at the Warley Model Railway Exhibition in Birmingham. Well worth the twenty quit I spent on it.

Another gem I have is this Fleischmann loco. Believed to be a prototype as the signature of the model maker is on the die cast iron inside the locomotive and made in a rare OO gauge instead of the more popular H0 scale on the continent.

Bought at an auction years and years ago, I sometimes take them out just to look at them for a while. Not a valuable item, just priceless to a boys heart. And I will always be the model railway boy inside.

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Leendert van Gemeren

Leendert van Gemeren

This is me, I am a bit old-fashioned and like old stuff from long ago like British sitcoms such as All Creatures Great And Small for example. I like mechanical watches, fountain pens, vinyl records, bi-focal glasses and old electric model trains. I don't like modern things and I am currently working on an old-fashioned model railway. I follow Jesus and write my poems mostly about Him but I write about life too. Driven by ADHD. Eccentric. You can often find me in the kitchen at parties.

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