Category Archives: Inspiration

Potpourri #1028

A couple of things that caught my eye this week – between ESNG meetings….. Brian caught Mayflower as well….. I wish that I’d been there.  One day I’ll get across to the IOW and its wonderful railway…. Network Rail at … Continue reading

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Mayflower passes through Redhill

Last week the light just held long enough to take a few pictures of B1 class 4-6-0 ‘Mayflower’.  There were, of course, the usual warmup act of EMUs whilst waiting for the main attraction. It was quite noticeable how small … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1027

A modelling success this week.  A few years ago, my Farish green Class 31 – one of my favourite locos – had a bit of an accident with the PCB board, and only worked in one direction.  I tried to … Continue reading

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No internet to guide us?

From the “Micro/Small Model RR Layouts” Facebook page, with permission. Attributed to Al Judy, On30 Railroading. ‘Some very wise words from a long time modeler.  It is a very fair assessment of things by someone who has “been there and … Continue reading

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A Swiss layout under way

Not mine, I hasten to add!!!!  I thought that I had better email Ian Milroy and tell him what I had done with his original Kuritu.  Fortunately he was complementary about the changes, and also sent me some pictures of … Continue reading

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The Flying Scotsman visits Redhill

It was all of five years ago when I watched the Flying Scotsman pass through Redhill.  Well, I remembered to revisit that same car park today to wait for the train to pass through.  I was there a little early, … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1026

The great railway room tidy-up continues.  Today’s task, sort out the odds and end box of screws, nails and bolts.  All the odds and ends go in here, and sorting a little should stop me going out and buying a … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1025

Signs of age yesterday – forgot that Clan Line was passing through Reigate and Redhill.  But naturally, Brian got there.  What a lovely locomotive! Steam Locomotive 35028 Clan Line at Reigate on a loaded test run on the Surrey Hills … Continue reading

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Stewarts Lane – sort of

Amongst all my other projects ongoing, I have two N-club boards that need some railway on them.  So how about squeezing a quart into a pint pot?  Stewarts Lane lay just south of the River Thames in Battersea and was … Continue reading

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Links for the weekend

Nick Falconer posted this on NGF, but it bears repetition – especially for the amazing vertical fiddle yard.  Ladies and gentlemen, please don’t try this at home….. American based, but a good primer on freight yards…. British Railways, 1959 style…. … Continue reading

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