Category Archives: Inspiration

Odd modelling ideas #721

This lovely picture is in the Bournemouth/Poole area.  Taken in the 1950’s or early 60’s by that ancient Hillman Minx at the crossing.  For the modeller, this is just what you need as a prototype for everything – two level … Continue reading

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The eye of a needle?

We are often concerned about threading out model tracks around each other.  However, the prototype was very good at it.  Here are two pictures, rural and urban, that show how it’s done. Midford, Somerset.  The Somerset and Dorset viaduct was … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #6512 – these are totally prototypical!

First, one for the station…. Second, one from pre-lockdown.  Model this and neither the trains, nor the rail replacement buses need to move. Lingfield Station crash: Four injured as rail replacement bus crashes  

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Too true (from somewhere on Facebook)

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Minories – the next generation

There’s been a flurry of ‘Minories’ discussion again on RMWeb.  And here are a few of the new ideas. Probably the optimum Minories arranagement, using two ‘Y’ points to reduce the reverse curves and straighten the platform. An ‘almost’ Minories … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #799

Just the five pictures for you today, hopefully to get the ideas flowing. A real location on South African Railways.  Most companies lift the unused track before concreting!  But put it on your layout and wait for the comments…. A … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #798

An interesting prototype formation, as described by the photographer, Brian Gregory: The unexpected shot. .1967…At times of heavy traffic at Weymouth, Western Region DMU’s were allowed to haul additional Loco’ hauled stock, subject to strict weight limitations. In this picture … Continue reading

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More Redhill pictures

Picture day today.  First, a string of pictures ‘borrowed’ from the local community Facebook page.  The first picture is fascinating.  The background housing looks the same today, but the area to the far side of the main line has been … Continue reading

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My local line

Living here in deepest Earlswood, we are situated in the triangle between the Brighton main line (at the bottom of the garden of our last house, on the opposite side of our road), and the Redhill-Tonbridge line.  One reason for … Continue reading

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Another random picture day

I’d hoped to report on some more modelling, but it’s been mainly gardening to try and clear most of the jungle before the weather breaks.  We’re winning, and got rid of a load of pruned branches to friends and neighbours … Continue reading

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