Category Archives: Hints and tips

Modelling idea – sinkholes

A modelling idea that is very close to home…. Sinkholes are all the rage these days, even with their own TV series.  We had our own personal sinkhole last weekend just down the road in Hooley Lane.  A burst water … Continue reading

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Making trees

Thanks, Brian, for this short ‘how to’ film about making model trees using Buddleia from the garden. Of course, what we need now is a video on how to make ‘N’ gauge Buddleia, as it is an essential for modern … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #0625

From the Guardian, an interesting project – the Tashkent metro …. After the ban on photographing the Tashkent metro in Uzbekistan was lifted this summer, Amos Chapple, RFE/RL’s photographer went underground to reveal the art, architecture and nuclear-blast protection in … Continue reading

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Two quotes from MRJ

Well, it’s thanks to Allan and Ron for entertaining us for the past month with pictures of Switzerland, and giving me a break from blogging.  I’ll try and get back into the swing of things now, starting with two quotes … Continue reading

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Couple of links

Couple of quick links on a busy Monday afternoon…. Some good thoughts on better track standards for ‘N’ gauge (without going 2mm FineScale) come from N Gauge Forum.  NMRA standards are not far off from the wheels on recent UK … Continue reading

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Little and often

Wise words from Jason Shron of Rapido Trains: Last year, I hardly made it down to my model railroad room. It became more and more difficult to face what is supposed to be my favourite place in the world. Thinking … Continue reading

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The next project(s) #2

Somehow, the mojo has been sorely missing over the past month.  I’ve had a rethink about my N-club modules – nothing major – and have been thinking this through.  And life has been a bit busy – too many days … Continue reading

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