Category Archives: Inspiration

Links whilst we play trains

A few links for today.  I’ll hope to get a first report of the ESNG show up on Monday. How about a model of Kim Jong-un’s armoured train?  You make have difficulty modelling his haircut in ‘N’, though.  Lots of … Continue reading

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The next project(s) #2

Somehow, the mojo has been sorely missing over the past month.  I’ve had a rethink about my N-club modules – nothing major – and have been thinking this through.  And life has been a bit busy – too many days … Continue reading

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How do you choose?

Mojo not in good shape this week, so another interesting quote from Mike Cougill’s OST Blog…. How do you choose between two or more equally compelling options? That’s the situation a number of us will face at some point in … Continue reading

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London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2018 #3

We’ll start today with some thoughts on layout design.  It is noticeable how the classic branch line layout has been supplemented at shows by the ’roundy-roundy’ with few points.  It was interesting to compare a few of those layouts on … Continue reading

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London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2018 #2

Durham Road TMD followed the standard loco shed conventions that are quite common now we all have too many locomotives.  But this is an excellent example of the genre, especially due to the size, being in ‘O’ gauge, and with … Continue reading

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London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2018 #1

Late March and it’s time for a visit to Alexandra Palace, and the London Festival of Railway Modelling.  Once again I visited with my old work colleagues, Peter and Malcolm (otherwise known as the Old G*ts Day Out).  We all … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #0418

A few links and a new project for the future…. How about a linear traction depot?  Union Pacific have ‘stored’ miles of locomotives, not needed during recession, and many quite modern, out in the desert.  Presumably they need a little … Continue reading

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