Category Archives: Inspiration

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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‘OO9’ – Jon’s old trains #5

Turning out a few more boxes, and found some early, probably teenage, modelling.  My two favourite railway books at that time were these….. Don Boreham’s book is a classic.  Instructions in how to scratchbuild all that was needed for a … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1012

Firstly today, for ESNG members, I’ve been shopping again….. Any ideas? Well, it’s a second-hand Z21 DCC set, with wi-fi.  Just 6 months old, and spotted by Sean on the NGF emporium at a good price.  So, ESNG have invested … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1011 – Off to Taiwan

This delightful set of photos popped up on my Facebook feed.  All in Mandarin, so I am totally unsure of ownership, but nothing on the post.  Just a wonderful set of narrow gauge pictures.  Looks like an ore or coal … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1010

A visit to the January sales….. A new Jinty from NGF for a very reasonable price.  And some reasonably reduced items from The Model Centre.  They are usually expensive, but some good reductions here.  Two Bullied coaches, a Southern Railway … Continue reading

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‘Nuff said….

This just sums it all up! Just wish human beings behaved as well as swans do….. Swan song: German firefighters remove ‘mourning’ bird blocking railway line Or maybe this one, as the ultimate 2020 tree decoration….

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Potpourri #1009

These pictures popped up on my Facebook feed.  They are full of fascinating detail, from the 1930’s – 1950’s, I guess.  They aren’t attributed, so apologies, as ever, if I have posted something with a copyright attached. The first is … Continue reading

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