Monthly Archives: December 2013

And a Happy New Year

Who knows what 2014 will bring?  There are some very interesting models promised by the UK manufacturers.  I am very much tempted by the Farish Merchant Navy and Dapol’s 33 and Maunsell coaches.  But no doubt they are still stuck … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – a new design series

As I continue to make good progress on my modules, the armchair modeller in me is already thinking about another layout.  I have this irrational urge to build an N-gauge US trolley or interurban layout – sometimes known as a … Continue reading

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Java junction

Keeping the overseas flavour, here are four shots of Banjar, Java, and some Indonesian trains.  A modelling point I liked are the grassed areas between tracks.  You don’t see those at Clapham Junction!

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Christmas greetings

A very blessed and happy Christmas to all (both) my readers!    Photo credits: Creative commons, Raela9 (left) & Base Camp Baker (right)

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Quote of the week

From “Branch Line to Upwell” in the Middleton Press series of albums, describing the well known ex-Great Eastern steam (and finally diesel) tramway: Rev. Teddy Boston, who moved to Wisbech in 1950, was a (sic) ardent railway enthusiast and often travelled … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – staging a fiddle

Or to put it another way, how am I going to add the fiddle yard (UK usage) or staging (USA) to the short line?  I thought I had this all worked out, but once again reasoning through the options came … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 18 December 2013

The evening started rather slowly, and the members present were wondering whether we would get a circuit running.  Then Martin (jnr.) arrived – just the man to lift down the corner boards from the cupboard.  So having decided to go … Continue reading

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