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Unfortunately I couldn’t resist Strathwood’s lockdown offer – buy five books get the cheapest free. So a large parcel arrived with some great reading – all Southern Railway orientated you will note. I’m sorely tempted by the volumes on the … Continue reading
Thanks, RMWeb. Now I know! Names have some strange origins. I recall hearing that ‘Tooley Street’ next to London Bridge started off as ‘St Olaf’s Street’. Go figure….. There are some good videos posted by this guy, including….
There’s been a flurry of ‘Minories’ discussion again on RMWeb. And here are a few of the new ideas. Probably the optimum Minories arranagement, using two ‘Y’ points to reduce the reverse curves and straighten the platform. An ‘almost’ Minories … Continue reading
Several years ago, I bought Ian Milroy’s little Kuritu, an N gauge Japanese tram layout, as he was retiring it from the exhibition circuit. I finally got space in the railway room for it, and having put it up, to … Continue reading
After 43 years working for the same company, I paid my last visit to work today. As I have been working part time and on zero-hours, I submitted my final invoice, and handed in my computer and door card. Truly … Continue reading
I took the day off from visiting exhibitions last Saturday – nothing very close, and I had already posted flyers to all 5 of them. So, a more reflective blog today. I’ve started to get just the one model railway … Continue reading
Number 4 is my second Minories post. Back to normal (whatever that may be) next week! If you leave London, and head to the other end of the commuter lines, a Minories like design, sort of ‘mini-Minories’ is another option. … Continue reading
Interestingly, Number 3 is this little American switching layout. Model Railroad Hobbyist has a very nice ‘shunting plank’ in its October edition. It’s in ‘O’ gauge, but the dimensions are a very reasonable 11’- 6” x 17’–19” with a 6’ … Continue reading
Number 2 is this one on the classic Minories design. There are few model railway plans that can be deemed ‘classic’. One surely must be the late Cyril Freezer’s ‘Minories’ plan. The plan was the result a flash of inspiration whilst … Continue reading