Category Archives: Layout design

De Graafstroom

I’ve seen this stunning layout at a couple of shows, and taken a few photos to post, but having seen these videos it’s worth another look. The layout is in HO (3.5mm ft) scale but is 12.26mm (scale 3′ 6″) … Continue reading

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The Alton exhibition 2020

A visit to the Alton MRG show last Saturday.  I realised that I hadn’t been to this show since 2016 or 2017 – I recall that last year’s show was hit by snow!  It turned out to be an expensive … Continue reading

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What could go wrong?

A quick post from Facebook Traction Modelling group – it deserves a wider audience.  This slightly predated health and safety, I think! 1/2 inch scale (larger than Gauge 1) 110V (yes 110) overhead line power supply The loco is powered … Continue reading

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Modelling different eras

I wondered about visiting the Longfield show yesterday, but after a busy day on Friday trotting around Chinatown (and discussing wedding plans with my eldest), inertia set in and the armchair was more attractive.  And whilst I should have written … 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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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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