Category Archives: Inspiration

Cat-astrophe?

I draw the line at cat pictures on my blog, but had to include this bit of tres-pussing.  The BBC tells us that it took two-and-a-half hours to get the cat to leave its perch! I wonder whether the new … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1017

No modelling progress – I’ve been enjoying the early spring sunshine, and reading one or two books.  I must get back to some modelling again! The trouble is that there are so many great videos to watch on line.  I’m … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1016

Not much to report on the railway front.  I was delighted to get my first covid-19 vaccination on Wednesday, but have felt a bit laid back for a couple of days after.  Nothing untoward – well within the normal day-to-day … Continue reading

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Rule 1…. and then some

We’ve all heard of Rule 1 – “It’s my railway…..”  But thank you RMweb for these additional rules, that we all know are very true! Rule 2:  “If it looks right, it is right” Rule 2a: “If it looks finished, … Continue reading

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Thought for the day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Thought for the day from Jeff Conover on Facebook: “I would just like to say, that in the midst of everything going on in this world, how incredibly fortunate I feel to be able to indulge in … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1015

It must be the snow and cold weather, as it is also the time for central heating failures.  So the last few days have been occupied by getting the church heating fixed, before the building freezes solid.  I suppose that … Continue reading

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Some excellent viewing

Unfortunately, I’ve never seen Kier Hardy’s Hornsey Broadway at an exhibition (remember those?)  It is, though, one of the best models that I’ve seen for a long time.  If you’ve got a little time to spare, these two videos make … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1014

The central heating has been playing up, so that’s been a great excuse to spend more time in the loft, with an efficient electric fire, and King Crimson streamed loudly to work by.  I’ve been working with Plasticard to build … Continue reading

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Book review – yet again!

A day off modelling today – and too much reading taking place.  Also waiting for a few items to be delivered in the post (thoughthe drawer slides for the traverser are here.) Unfortunately I read the Lightmoor Press advert in … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1013

Usual selection of links and photos follow…. Three Bridges in the late 1950’s – judging by the newish Mk II Hillman Minx pulling out of the station yard.  And a Maunsell EMU – perhaps a 4COR or 6PAN in the … Continue reading

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