Category Archives: Inspiration

Potpourri #1002

An “operational incident” from Duncan.  Ramsgate, I think….. we’ve all done this on a layout… less so in full scale! How silly can you get? Couple posed on rail line for wedding shoot Some interesting ideas here: Five innovations that … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1001

An interesting prototype – New York City warehouses early last century.  Certainly a good basis for a small or micro layout – and to use up all that Peco SetTrack. A little humour, via Simon.  Mind you, I’ve laid track … Continue reading

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An expensive Sunday video

In case you missed it on RMWeb – $2,000,000 worth of damage, and that’s just to the cars.  Now, this would be a challenge to model?  

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Book review – I couldn’t resist a bargain!

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

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Sad to see a rail closure

Sad to see, Kerr’s Miniature Railway is closing after 85 years.  It has been a feature of Arbroath’s seafront since 1935, but there has been a decline in visitor numbers over the last decade. Hopefully, the rolling stock will find a … Continue reading

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Monday miscellany

Was this really published 30 years ago? I still think this is the most influential book on railway modelling ever published.  It introduced a string of new concepts into modelling – for example the ‘cameo’ layout, and ‘staged’ layouts with … Continue reading

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Scaleforum 2020 – online

I am a firm believer in looking at other scales other than ‘N’.  And I can’t cope with criticisms of exhibitions that moan about, “Not much ‘N’ there.”  Surely, one can take inspiration from any scale or gauge, and they … Continue reading

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday.

No bright ideas today.  Just a few gleanings from the web (hopefully not messing with anyone’s copyright.  Still my favourite electric locomotives….. An unusual visitor at Dorchester South station. Meeting up with a primary school friend on Saturday, I was … Continue reading

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Ron escapes from the frozen north

And to quote the late, great, Jimi Hendrix – “Still raining, still dreaming!” Another cold rainy day. Here are photos of Blackpool North one of which was taken from Sainsburys Cafe opposite station. Yes, it’s a real British seaside holiday…. … Continue reading

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Ron and the typical British seaside holiday

Yes, it’s been raining! Went down to breakfast this morning and sat in a sea front window to watch the rain coming down. Weather improved during the day but I went down to town for an early evening meal and … Continue reading

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