Category Archives: Inspiration

Model this…… if you dare!

Spotted on NGF this week, as the Polar Vortex hits the USA (the other great headline was ‘Alligators freeze in lake’). Polar vortex: Fire used to melt ice on Chicago train tracks Flames from gas-fed heaters are melting away snow … Continue reading

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Another Minories

Last layout from the Southampton show – Spanker Lane, a Minories layout under construction in ‘N’.  The show guide states that: Spanker Lane is found in the north of England, where green DMU’s are the order of the day, although … Continue reading

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Southhampton MRS exhibition 2019 #2

One of the highlights of the show was a chance to see Loftus Road in the flesh.  This ‘OO’ layout is based on the West London Line around Kensington from the 1990’s to today.  The West London Line carried, and … Continue reading

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Southampton MRS exhibition 2019 #1

A trip down to Eastleigh today for the excellent Southampton MRS exhibition.  There were some excellent layouts on show, and plenty of trade, though I was a good boy and bought absolutely nothing.  Derek came along with me and it … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

No inspiration today – my brain resembles this incident on the Chicago elevated – or perhaps it is just an ESNG running night? Nice bit of Health and Safety, though, especially the hard hat….

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It’s shunting, Jim, but not as we know it….

With apologies to Star Trek! This video, hi-jacked from the 2mm Association site, is just one incredible bit of model making.  And I’m not (for once) talking about the fine scale.  Shunting using a tractor – whatever next – working … Continue reading

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Odds and s**s

I’ve found the modelling mojo on the low side recently – a mixture of Christmas busy-ness, cold weather, and too much NGSE exhibition planning I guess.  However, I hope to have some workbench pictures to show soon – I’ve been … Continue reading

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