Category Archives: Inspiration

Another prospective club member?

He’s obviously been playing trains with the ESNG members…… Indian minister posts speeded-up footage of new fast train Video of Vande Bharat Express posted by Piyush Goyal was doctored to twice real speed. India’s railways minister has been mocked for … Continue reading

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Bournemouth exhibition 2019 #1

The Cha(I)rman spent the weekend in Bournemouth helping Richard ‘Ollie’ Oliver with his Bournemouth Corporation bus display.  Allan writes: Just got back from a weekend at the Bournemouth Model Railway Exhibition. I was there helping (or I think I was) … Continue reading

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Just what you need for your layout

From a forum a long, long, way away….. Might slow down those who don’t understand ‘fingerpoken’ or ‘12,000,000 microvolts’?

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Model this…… if you dare!

Spotted on NGF this week, as the Polar Vortex hits the USA (the other great headline was ‘Alligators freeze in lake’). Polar vortex: Fire used to melt ice on Chicago train tracks Flames from gas-fed heaters are melting away snow … Continue reading

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Another Minories

Last layout from the Southampton show – Spanker Lane, a Minories layout under construction in ‘N’.  The show guide states that: Spanker Lane is found in the north of England, where green DMU’s are the order of the day, although … Continue reading

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Southhampton MRS exhibition 2019 #2

One of the highlights of the show was a chance to see Loftus Road in the flesh.  This ‘OO’ layout is based on the West London Line around Kensington from the 1990’s to today.  The West London Line carried, and … Continue reading

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Southampton MRS exhibition 2019 #1

A trip down to Eastleigh today for the excellent Southampton MRS exhibition.  There were some excellent layouts on show, and plenty of trade, though I was a good boy and bought absolutely nothing.  Derek came along with me and it … Continue reading

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