Dropping in for introductions.
I'm Matthew - I live in a small coastal town just south of Lisbon,
Portugal, originally from East Sussex.
Part time travel writer, (detailing Portugal) and pubish my articles
on www.fodors.com, a travel resource. Also full time dad and official
wine taster of the family produced red...
Some recent articles that will be of interest, I hope, are the following:
Photographic trip report: Narrow Gauge railways in Northern Portugal.
(This will be of most interest I believe detailing the scenic metre
gauge line in the Corgo Valley)
Steam trains in the Douro Valley.
Portugal by train
150 of Portuguese Railways
The coast locally here has a 7 mile 2' gauge tourist line which is
very busy, diesel hauled and it is how I imagine what an up to date
Rye And Camber Tramway could be like - I'll post some pictures in the
I have started purchasing a few 0-16.5 bits and pieces from Ebay, (no
trade support here) and likewise some old Narrow Lines, and have been
collecting a small library of narrow gauge rly books. Most inspired by
Rye and Camber and I will be cobbling something together based upon
that and scenic details from the local 2' gauge line which runs
through the sand dunes and beaches.
Long term aim is to buy an O&K 2' gauge steam loco to run on the local
line as they were used alot here in Portugal but I fear it will take a
To be honest I doubt I'll have much worthy to contribute but hope to
be an active member of the forum, and soon a member of the 7mmnga.
Take care and best regards from a hot Portugal