Category Archives: Inspiration

Prototype for everything?

If you are old enough, you may remember the Triang Giraffe car, where the said animal ducked its head on approaching a low obstacle.  I never had one, and would confess that I never even wanted one! But fact is … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1031

Another mixup for Friday….. This would be a real modelling challenge! Mind you, you don’t have to go to Queensland for floods.  The BBC recorded this at Euston… Another modelling challenge – especially if you wanted to include the catenary…. … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1030

I continue to be amazed at the amount of quality content on YouTube.  Railway, that is, but I keep getting diverted by some brilliant music videos, especially from the 1960’s and 70’s, and build videos for plastic kits.  I’m very … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1029

Haven’t done one of these for a while….. This video of Peter Denny’s ‘Buckingham’ shows just how good a model it was.  Way ahead of its time…. I’ve no idea where this is, but great film of rail and trams…. … Continue reading

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Better than Mayflower?

On my morning constitutional, I stopped for what turned out to be a long chat with a friend.  Continuing over the Redhill-Tonbridge line, I spotted a train approaching – and it looked like a real train with a locomotive.  Turned … Continue reading

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Mayflower again

After a suitable tip-off, I headed for Earlswood station (on the Brighton main line) to see a steam special pass through.  And then went home again, as it was heavily delayed, just short of Clapham Junction, waiting to take on … Continue reading

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Just when you thought it was safe to get back onto the train…..

A little PS from Allan, with some more narrow gauge photos…. Rheilfford Eryri / The Welsh Highland Railway….. Rheilfford Ffestiniog /The Ffestiniog Railway…..

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My turn now! #2

It was most interesting visiting the workshops and storage sheds and seeing what treasures were tucked away there. Bulleid’s malachite green can look very smart.  This O2 is a fine locomotive and I’m bound to like it – it’s almost … Continue reading

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My turn now! #1

My turn to post my holiday snaps now!  Maxine and I had three very pleasant nights on the Isle of Wight.  Great to get away after 18 month or so at home, and the weather was kind to us. The … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #11

Last epistle from the Dawes brothers, with the usual weather reports….. Day 12 Cloudy and damp with outbreaks of sunshine.  We drove to Caernarfon for a 5 hour Welsh Highland Railway round trip to Beddgelert where we had a 90 minute … Continue reading

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