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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
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