Category Archives: Inspiration

London Transport Museum Store, Acton – 2

Not sure what John was getting excited about here!  Behind are a Feltham tram and the standard London trolleybus design. The prototype trolleybus, No. 1. Feltham tram And the standard LCC design. On to the tube, with a borrowed Waterloo … Continue reading

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London Transport Museum Store, Acton – 1

After a couple of days recovering from NGSE, Tuesday morning it was off to London.  I had been invited to join a private tour of the London Transport Museum Depot.  Situated in an old underground maintenance depot out at Acton, … 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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London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2019 – #3

Last visit to Ally Pally – I guess that next week I shall be blogging about N Gauge Southeast.  It’s been a busy few days working through the final details! Another favourite from the show was Eccleston (P4).  In some … Continue reading

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London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2019 – #2

And on with the layouts! Ballyconnell Road is unusual – 3mm/ft scale is unusual in itself, but this layout is 15.75mm gauge, representing the Irish 5′ 3″ lines.   I also really like the circular layout plan. And another road – … Continue reading

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London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2019 – #1

Last Saturday it was my annual pilgrimage to the London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace.  As usual, I went with my ex-work colleague Malcolm (unfortunately Peter can’t make it up the hill from the station these days.)  It’s … Continue reading

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Riding the L

I am still processing my Ally Pally photos, so I’ll be blogging those from next time. For today, here’s 80 minutes of travel on the Chicago interurbans.  Useful for USA prototype modellers as it shows the backs of properties backing … Continue reading

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