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Garden Rail – Miniature Railway Exhibition


This weekend (15th March 2014), we went to Warwickshire Exhibition Centre’s Garden Rail show! It was fantastic, with everything from 2 Gauge to T Gauge! As usual I was completely fascinated with all the little things and aging techniques. Some of the little people were completely hilarious and the hand built trains were so awe inspiring! Some of my favourites were the industrial set ups that reminded me of Tysley’s depot and a 1930’s tin railway with original and repro pieces (yes they actually make them just like the originals!).

Here are some photos I took on my way around…

30s tin train set

1930’s part repro, part original train set

american railway set

American train set with lovely landscaping

bridge american train set

More of the American train set, which featured a fantastic bridge and river!

camping railway figures

Happy little campers.

fishing train set figures

“…and it was THIS big!”

headless miniature railway figure

“Shoot…Dave? Dave, you alright mate?!”

kitten von mew garden rail

Mr and Mrs Mew!

little and large railway figurines

Little and Large

richard miniature railway billeting hut

Mr Mew standing by some WW2 themed miniatures

Railway-Workers-miniature

Railway workers

old man river

Old man river…

t gauge figures

These are T Gauge people and animals! It’s like looking at Google Maps!

miniature railway british locomotive

Lovely custom built miniature railway engine

miniature railway train depo

More detail on this industrial depo. Fantastic detailing!

Industrial train set train depo miniature railway engine shed miniature railway

war department train miniature railway

War Department train with amazing painted effects to look old and disused

workmans shed

Train of Events Website Launched!


Many of you know that I will be performing on some steam train journeys this year and in 2013. Well, the website has finally launched with information on this amazing once-in-a-lifetime journeys and you can find out more HERE!

Imagine travelling to Berlin on a military steam train and seeing historical WWII bunkers on the way back… or a spook-tastic Halloween journey on a vintage diesel train to Transylvania with a life rock band and people dressed up!

Take a peek now and plan an amazing experience for next year!

Loco Mew Tives


Next year I will be performing on 3 train journeys that are set to be the most incredible weekend trips!

18th and 19th May 2012 – Valentines Steam Train Trip – Budapest to Eger Castle with meals, entertainment (That’s where I come in!) and more. Gorgeous sleeper cars and an unforgettable romantic trip. Imagine treating someone to a Valentine’s getaway on board a luxury steam train! More affordable that the Orient Express!

11th to 13th May 2012 – The Berliner – A military steam train takes up from Berlin to Braunschweig for a nostalgic trip into the past. With entertainment (Oooh! Me again!), food, sleeper cars and an amazing trip to an underground bunker on the Sunday, this trip has already had a ton of bookings including VIP’s and veterans! Contact military2012@gmail.com for info and booking details.

26th to 28th October 2012 – Halloween Spooktacular Train Weekender – This amazing train (wait till you see her! The most gorgeous diesel I have ever seen!) will take us from Budapest to Transylvania with food, sleeper cars and themed entertainment (Not just me, but I’ll be doing my Bride of Kittenstein!). This includes a trip to Dracula’s Castle and you are encouraged to dress masquerade with gothic/ vampish decadence for the trip. Eery characters will be awaiting you arrival… Contact halloween2012@gmail.com for info and booking details.

Pinup Calendar Photo Shoot


On Saturday Lisa from Candee Photography, Jacob, Richard, Papa Mew and I headed to Tysley Locomotive Depot to start a 2 day photo shoot for a 2013 calendar! Having done my research on the period of the trains, we matched 1940’s and 1950’s outfits according to the engine and had a tiring but very successful shoot. On Sunday we spent all day at the beautiful and very well kept Ansley Station on the Severn Valley Railway line. It was wonderfully quiet and I got to try my hand in the signal box, hand a token up to the engine driver and pose on the platform with the Station Master.

Everyone was so accomodating, it was a real privilege!

If anyone goes, head to the other opposite side where the beuatiful gardens are and take a look at the original Ministry of Food WWII milk pail near the bridge! Im excited about the most rediculous things!

On the Saturday I got to debut a new corset costume made for me by Gaynor of The Garrison, sho has created the most amazing ATS corset costume out of original uniform pieces.  Sabre Sales provided the insignia and the whole outfit went splendidly with the Shakespeare Express Steam Train!

Many thanks to Neil Howard and the team for a great weekend.