Category Archives: Hints and tips

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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Odd modelling ideas #0418

A few links and a new project for the future…. How about a linear traction depot?  Union Pacific have ‘stored’ miles of locomotives, not needed during recession, and many quite modern, out in the desert.  Presumably they need a little … Continue reading

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The next project(s) #1

One benefit of blogging is being able to write about one’s thinking and planning of the next project.  It helps me at least to have to set down some ideas in a logical manner.  Of course, these ideas may change, … Continue reading

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Change of address

After nearly five years of blogging, I’ve filled up my free WordPress blog space, and had to move onto a paid domain.  You may like to change your links etc., though I think that WordPress will automatically divert you. But … Continue reading

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Peckham Rye

There is something interesting (to me at least) about the traditional carriage sidings.  They used to hold an interesting array of coaches, of differing types, and perhaps even some non-passenger parcels stock.  The only trouble in modelling such a prototype … Continue reading

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