Category Archives: Layout design

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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Model Railway Journal no. 274 – Wise words

I took the day off from visiting exhibitions last Saturday – nothing very close, and I had already posted flyers to all 5 of them.  So, a more reflective blog today. I’ve started to get just the one model railway … Continue reading

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Tolworth Showtrain 2019 – 2

I do enjoy catching favourite layouts for another look.  Netherwood Sidings (O) is one of those, with its DC overhead electrics and endless mineral wagons in the siding.  They were having an ESNG type problem when I passed by – … Continue reading

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Tolworth Showtrain 2019 – 1

Another exhibition visit last Saturday, this time to the Tolworth Showtrain exhibition, arranged by the Hampton Court MRS.  I took both Derek’s – Atfield and Apps – with me and we had a pleasant morning looking at a good show.  … Continue reading

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Beckenham & West Wickham MRC show 2019

Last weekend was another railway-rich weekend.  Have been out to breakfast with Maxine (at her Street Pastor’s meet) and completed the church ‘spring’ clean, I slipped over to Beckenham for the BWWMRC show.  I haven’t made this show at its … Continue reading

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Croydon MRS show 2019

Having visited the Farnham show, next stop was Warlingham School for the Croydon MRS show.  It was an easy run, overshooting Redhill by a couple of junctions on the M25, then a quick drive up the A22.  Strangely, Warlingham School … Continue reading

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