Category Archives: Out and about

On the lighter side of life….

Legs are doing well….  More pictures soon…. Meanwhile…. Do you have this problem? Modelling challenge of the week.  Or maybe all your scratch-builds look like this? And another case of real life imitating and ESNG club night….  At least they … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1043

A couple of modelling challenges today…. You think our your post office or delivery drivers are bad.  Try this! Of course, Newcastle Central is always good for a track building challenge.  Has anyone actually modelled this (and remained sane.) British … Continue reading

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ESNG exhibition 2022

We’re going to take a chance and try for an ESNG show in April.  It will be small one – more an Open Day really, but we’ll have about 8 layouts on show, 2 traders and 2 second hand tables.  … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1042

With the theme of stations….. This kit for Paris Bastille is nothing short of spectacular! Expensive, yes, but a wonderful model. Or how about one of these? I was sorry never to visit this station when I was working in … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1041

Some more odds and ends.  I’ve ventured back into the loft, so some modelling may get under way in the next few days!  But for now…. Mr Dawes sent me this most excellent link.  He knows how I like Terriers, … Continue reading

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And Boxing Day….

So on to that great British tradition, unintelligible to the rest of the world, Boxing Day! This may of course be the day when you pick a fight with the family…. Or take all your newly acquired trains out of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

It’s another strange Christmas, but seasonal greetings to all my readers, and every blessing for the coming year.   I wish…. Christmas past – a modelling idea for the festive season….. Interesting backstory, too (Dr. David Turner, from Facebook)….. Christmas trees … Continue reading

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Prototypes for Wednesday….

A few pictures, all of which inspire a model…. First, some EMU’s.  An ex-LSWR suburban unit…. And a 2-NOL just up the line for us at Purley. No Class 59’s on aggregate in those days. A 2-BIL with a 2-HAL… … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1040

Another set of links that caught my eye recently…. N gauge on a grand scale….. Larger scale, but a brilliant (and big) layout….. Moving up to ‘O’ gauge, Heaton Lodge Junction is even more amazing… For more than one reason….. … Continue reading

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Ron flies North

With apologies to Biggles – I remember as a kid reading lots of Biggles stories, and he flew north, south, east and west in various books.  As Ron has failed to invade Europe, his holidays this year have been similarly … Continue reading

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