Category Archives: Inspiration

Erith MRS exhibition 2023

Saturday, and another morning in the company of Mr Dawes.  Collected early to have time for a breakfast – as a retired milkman, I’m convinced that Allan knows every cafe in the south-east…..  Even after a top-up of tea and … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1063

Slow progress on the Minories – I’ve had a few days reading some good books.  But I have made up and laid the track for the three platforms.  The 4-CEP is to check that it will fit into the shortest … Continue reading

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Canterbury MRS exhibition 2023

Last Saturday, I paid a visit to the Canterbury show with Messrs. Dawes and Atfield.  Visiting shows like this is also good for the drive there through the countryside.  Saturday was no exception, and a cold, sunny morning was best … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1062

Today’s mix is a potpourri of Southern Railway locomotives.  Photos are credited where I know the source.  As ever, apologies if I have missed the appropriate credits. A perennial question.  Why has no one released an N gauge King Arthur.  … Continue reading

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A passing oddity

Brian tipped me off that there was a engineers train passing through Redhill on Monday, so I paid a quick visit (having checked that it was actually on the move) to my favourite bridge to watch.  Waiting, i noticed that … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1061

A bit of a Jago Hazzard special today.  I always enjoy his videos, and these are a few that caught my attention in recent weeks. Potential modelling ideas, perhaps, with some shared London Underground tracks. And where the Underground logo … Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions?

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Local pictures #2

And we’ll start 2023 with some more local pictures.  This time even closed to home.  I’ve attributed photos when I know the photographer – apologies when I’ve missed the credit. We’ll start in Earlswood, just round the corner from home.  … Continue reading

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Local pictures #1

We’ll finish 2022 with some local pictures.  Brian sent me some old pictures of the railway at Horley. John Chisholm of the Horley Local History Society (HLHS) showed these images last week at the Christmas quiz, and I asked if … Continue reading

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It’s Boxing Day

According to the BBC: Boxing Day got its name when Queen Victoria was on the throne in the 1800s and has nothing to do with the sport of boxing.  The name comes from a time when the rich used to box … Continue reading

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