Category Archives: Out and about

Odd modelling ideas #798

An interesting prototype formation, as described by the photographer, Brian Gregory: The unexpected shot. .1967…At times of heavy traffic at Weymouth, Western Region DMU’s were allowed to haul additional Loco’ hauled stock, subject to strict weight limitations. In this picture … Continue reading

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More Redhill pictures

Picture day today.  First, a string of pictures ‘borrowed’ from the local community Facebook page.  The first picture is fascinating.  The background housing looks the same today, but the area to the far side of the main line has been … Continue reading

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My local line

Living here in deepest Earlswood, we are situated in the triangle between the Brighton main line (at the bottom of the garden of our last house, on the opposite side of our road), and the Redhill-Tonbridge line.  One reason for … Continue reading

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Another random picture day

I’d hoped to report on some more modelling, but it’s been mainly gardening to try and clear most of the jungle before the weather breaks.  We’re winning, and got rid of a load of pruned branches to friends and neighbours … Continue reading

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Random picture day

Modelling challenge of the day?  A train of very small cars pulled by a very small locomotive.  This would make a great model. Another more modern modelling cameo – lengths of rail balanced on some platform trolleys.  Maybe just before … Continue reading

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Some old postcards

Tidying up yesterday I discovered (or more accurately rediscovered) some old postcards.  Most of these were my fathers, and c.1930 postcards of Southern Railway locomotives.  Some of my favourite engines here! Lord Nelson, the largest Southern steam locomotive before the … Continue reading

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Thomas is 75!

Well, this weekend anyway.  How many of us have been inspired by the adventures of Thomas and friends, and perhaps started out as a railway modeller because of them. The Daily Mirror has helpfully listed 75 facts about Thomas.  How … Continue reading

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