Category Archives: Inspiration

A royal modelling challenge

Writing this today, after Prince Philip’s funeral, I’ll raise a glass to an impressive man.  I do wonder, though, who will be the first to model his hearse.  I think this is even more impressive – designing your own Land … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1022

What have we got for Wednesday? Facebook often features Japanese modelling, bonsai style.  Tiny dioramas with exquisite detail, such as this one.  These little scenes might be just the way to have a quick change from your main project, and … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1021

Another Monday – it’s a Bank Holiday, too, but it’s strange how one doesn’t notice such things when one’s retired! We’ll start with a couple of pictures that show why Japanese railways are strange, sorry, unique…. I can’t imagine this … Continue reading

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April 1 – time for a little humour

Although we might not miss the service provided by Virgin Trains, their April Fools Day japes took quite a lot of beating! 2014 From the Daily Mirror: It seems Virgin Trains are big film buffs in their spare time.  In honour … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1020

Some more random thoughts for a Monday.  This is one of the best micro-layouts that I have seen for a while (in HO).  Not a lot of operation, but an interesting track layout and plenty of fun shuffling the cars … Continue reading

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Size matters?

Reading the latest Model Railway Journal, a letter from Alan Fell caught my eye.  It’s quite long, but I’ve quoted it in full, as it could be helpful to us modellers.  There had been some discussion in previous editions as … Continue reading

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Some small layouts

Three little layouts caught my eye recently. The first two come from this month’s edition of British Railway Modelling.  Both are in 4mm scale, and both are just 5′ long (say 3′ in N.)  Some of you have probably seen … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1019

Another one for the Terrier collection.  I thought that I preferred Stroudley’s ‘Improved Engine Green’ to Marsh’s umber colour, but this little loco looks very smart. I may have posted this before, but it’s such a great shot of Waterloo … Continue reading

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Prototype for everything?

From Facebook ‘Small layout design’ group…. This may be easier for us to model.  How many health and safety contraventions can you spot?  I know that H&S gets (sometimes rightly) a bad name, but after 40+ years of civil engineering, … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1018

A sort of LBSCR tinge to today’s potpourri….. We start just down the road at Horley station.  I’m not sure whether the equivalent sign is still there? And you might have seen a 2BIL unit passing through….. Next two favourite … Continue reading

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