Category Archives: Prototype

The clergy and railways

This came up on an RMWeb thread.  I recall seeing Teddy Boston’s layout in the Model Railway News back in the 1960’s.  It’s a very respectable bit of modelling for that era, and he also build a delightful model of … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1005

A sign for the times?  I’ve been throwing things out, and I expect that I’ll need them next week….. London Bridge  lines in the 1930’s.  An inspirational shot….. An interesting branch terminus on the Reading, NE USA.  The baseboard shape … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1004

Brian has been out train hunting again: Thought I’d try capturing an RHTT locally, on it’s extended tour of the south east today. First time I’d been out with my camera for a while, and went to Horley station. Thankfully … Continue reading

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Petts Wood, again, and Redhill

Two more excellent Petts Wood photos. Both are by Bryan Hardwick, who gave permission to post them.  They are on one of the link tracks around Petts Wood junction.  My grandparents lived 1/4 mile away, but the bottom of their … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1003

Here’s another “operational incident.” This must make a good model for someone! More pictures here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/02/all-cetaceans-go-whale-sculpture-stops-dutch-train-crashing-into-water A fun video about the old LTSR/District services to Southend.  I have always wanted a model of the coaches used for this service ever … Continue reading

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Petts Wood, 1950’s

I saw this photograph posted on Facebook by Derek Martin, and asked if I could share it.  It’s a fine shot of the up Golden Arrow passing through platform 1 of Petts Wood station. I was brought up in Petts … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1002

An “operational incident” from Duncan.  Ramsgate, I think….. we’ve all done this on a layout… less so in full scale! How silly can you get? Couple posed on rail line for wedding shoot Some interesting ideas here: Five innovations that … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1001

An interesting prototype – New York City warehouses early last century.  Certainly a good basis for a small or micro layout – and to use up all that Peco SetTrack. A little humour, via Simon.  Mind you, I’ve laid track … Continue reading

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An expensive Sunday video

In case you missed it on RMWeb – $2,000,000 worth of damage, and that’s just to the cars.  Now, this would be a challenge to model?  

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Book review – I couldn’t resist a bargain!

Unfortunately I couldn’t resist Strathwood’s lockdown offer – buy five books get the cheapest free.  So a large parcel arrived with some great reading – all Southern Railway orientated you will note.  I’m sorely tempted by the volumes on the … Continue reading

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