Category Archives: Inspiration

Odd modelling idea #1874

This picture, hijacked from Facebok’s traction modelling page just begs to be modelled.  Not just the old trolley used as an office, but look at the state of the buildings and all the debris on the ground.  Even the house … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway 2020

A recommended day out if you live in the southeast of England.  The first Sunday in May is the first operating day of the year for the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway.  It will also be their model railway themed … Continue reading

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Today’s links

Something for everyone today. So you think that the London Underground is dirty and noisy?  Try the New York Subway! Goodbye to the Isle of Wight ex-London Underground trains.  A bumpy ride bur great fun. Tram bowling – yes, tram … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #22

A really interesting structure – First Quincy No. 2 shaft house (Wisconsin.)  Inside, iron ore would have been processed.  The rooflines follow the flow of ore down through the building.  Just like western American mines built on hillsides, they used … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas links

First, a little modelling challenge.  How about a “Book nook” Book nooks are defined as “mini worlds created within your bookshelf”, usually as a diorama of an alley.  The idea seems to have originated in 2018 from a Japanese artist … Continue reading

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Very minimum radii

Again trawling the Traction Facebook site. Volkmar Meier has some interesting 3D printed interurbans and streetcars on Shapeways.  But here he looks at getting the trolleys to go round in ever decreasing circles…. Tomytec drivers, have you ever wondered about … Continue reading

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Two traction micros

A few weeks ago I posted a link to the little micro-layout of the Japanese Gakunan line.  I’ve included the track layout and another picture below… I recently joined the Facebook ‘Traction Model Railroading’ group, that is full of inspiring … Continue reading

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