of a Narrow Minded Enthusiast was brought by Colin
Miniature railways have been bringing pleasure to many
at seaside resorts, parks, zoos and stately homes for over a century.
other private and model engineering society tracks there are more than 300 such
railways in Britain today.One of
the most famous, the Romney, Hythe and Dymchurch Railway, is a true main
line in miniature. On rails just 15 inches apart, splendid one-third full size
steam engines built in the 1920s haul trains for 14 miles alongside the Kent
coast. There is even a bar coach! Its motto 'Multum in Parvo' -
meaning 'much in little' - perfectly summarizes the big story of
these fascinating little railways.
An absorbing evening covering many tracks both near and far (including continental)