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Well, it’s that auspicious day again…. Not very important when you get to my age…. I’ve got several posts lined up for this week – some from Allan and Simon on safari, and some more Stuttgart pictures of that spectacular … Continue reading
From the “Micro/Small Model RR Layouts” Facebook page, with permission. Attributed to Al Judy, On30 Railroading. ‘Some very wise words from a long time modeler. It is a very fair assessment of things by someone who has “been there and … Continue reading
Reading the latest Model Railway Journal, a letter from Alan Fell caught my eye. It’s quite long, but I’ve quoted it in full, as it could be helpful to us modellers. There had been some discussion in previous editions as … Continue reading
Three little layouts caught my eye recently. The first two come from this month’s edition of British Railway Modelling. Both are in 4mm scale, and both are just 5′ long (say 3′ in N.) Some of you have probably seen … Continue reading
A day off modelling today – and too much reading taking place. Also waiting for a few items to be delivered in the post (thoughthe drawer slides for the traverser are here.) Unfortunately I read the Lightmoor Press advert in … Continue reading
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