Monthly Archives: April 2014

Apocalyptic Perspectives and Dystopian Dioramas (recommended)

The Model Railroad Design blog recently had an inspirational post on “Apocalyptic Perspectives and Dystopian Dioramas” offering some inspirational, if slightly depressing ideas for model railroad design.  I recommend the full article, but here are a couple of photographs from the … Continue reading

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Can’t choose the correct colour?

A few posts ago, I was bemoaning the lack of a consistent or correct Lehigh Valley Red.  I then came across this model paint database on a forum.  The on-line software allows you to upload a photograph, then match the closest … Continue reading

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Sugar cane railways – 2

Back to Australia and North Queensland for this post.  A day exploring inland, more or less at random, discovered the sugar cane processing plant at Tully (well, actually, I worked out where it was, and found it by ‘accident’).  The … Continue reading

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Would you dare model this?

This is the ultimate piece of trackwork.  It comes from Sardinia, and presumably is used to turn locomotives (or maybe just to confuse people).  It’s tempting to build, despite the curved crossings, but you would need to have a picture … Continue reading

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A third exhibition post

Here’s a third post about model railway exhibitions – and this one is a little bit of history.  It was taken at a Beckenham and West Wickham MRC show back in the early 1970’s. The are a number of things … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 16/04/2014

This can best be described as a typical post-show meeting.  After a very, very, slow start, we did have 10 members turn up, but there was no move to put a circuit up, and we were very happy to sit … Continue reading

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ERIC goes American

Also seen at the ESNG show this year was Eric the roundhouse full of my American locomotives.  We’ve had Eric full of (UK) Southern Railway Pacific’s, and full of Taurus electric’s.  But this year, it was full of REAL locomotives – mainly Alco’s and mainly … Continue reading

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