Category Archives: Hints and tips

Minories #2 – Out in the suburbs – repost

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

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A small shunting layout – repost

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

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Minories #1 – the original design – repost

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

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Llanastr – yet another small layout – repost

I realised that, having just written my post on expoEM and Llanastr, I had already blogged this little layout.  As it’s a busy week, I’ll repost this earlier screed.  It’s coming up to holiday season again, so I may well … Continue reading

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Bluebell(s)

From Cha(I)rman Allan on Sunday…. Just had a nice train journey from Riddlesdown to Sheffield Park.   We were lucky to see Mallard there. But could not get a ride behind him……. Lol Come on!  If I made a joke … Continue reading

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Kent & East Sussex snaps

Last Thursday turned out to be a perfect spring day, so Maxine & I headed south to visit Bodiam Castle – an imposing and interesting medieval ruin. And of course, it’s only a couple of hundred yards to wander over … Continue reading

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Meanwhile….

I’ll report on the show next week, when I’ve recovered, but in the meantime, this video is pure genius – and a modelling challenge. Whoever designed this monorail track in Japan is a genius. pic.twitter.com/UhC6RmtoxG

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