Category Archives: Prototype

Links for the weekend

Nick Falconer posted this on NGF, but it bears repetition – especially for the amazing vertical fiddle yard.  Ladies and gentlemen, please don’t try this at home….. American based, but a good primer on freight yards…. British Railways, 1959 style…. … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1024 – Southern style

Mainly Southern Railway today….. Very modellable spots.  Merton Park…. Portsmouth Harbour….. And on the Isle of Wight, Newport….. And Smallbrook Junction…. Two from Tenterden Town.  Before closure and preservation, two goods trains on the same day, both one van long, … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1023

This restored and colourised video has been highlighted a good many times, but is worth the link.  London in the later WW2 years.  There’s a great segment taken at Waterloo from around the 12 minute mark, but plenty of bus … Continue reading

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A royal modelling challenge

Writing this today, after Prince Philip’s funeral, I’ll raise a glass to an impressive man.  I do wonder, though, who will be the first to model his hearse.  I think this is even more impressive – designing your own Land … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1022

What have we got for Wednesday? Facebook often features Japanese modelling, bonsai style.  Tiny dioramas with exquisite detail, such as this one.  These little scenes might be just the way to have a quick change from your main project, and … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1021

Another Monday – it’s a Bank Holiday, too, but it’s strange how one doesn’t notice such things when one’s retired! We’ll start with a couple of pictures that show why Japanese railways are strange, sorry, unique…. I can’t imagine this … Continue reading

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April 1 – time for a little humour

Although we might not miss the service provided by Virgin Trains, their April Fools Day japes took quite a lot of beating! 2014 From the Daily Mirror: It seems Virgin Trains are big film buffs in their spare time.  In honour … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1020

Some more random thoughts for a Monday.  This is one of the best micro-layouts that I have seen for a while (in HO).  Not a lot of operation, but an interesting track layout and plenty of fun shuffling the cars … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1019

Another one for the Terrier collection.  I thought that I preferred Stroudley’s ‘Improved Engine Green’ to Marsh’s umber colour, but this little loco looks very smart. I may have posted this before, but it’s such a great shot of Waterloo … Continue reading

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Prototype for everything?

From Facebook ‘Small layout design’ group…. This may be easier for us to model.  How many health and safety contraventions can you spot?  I know that H&S gets (sometimes rightly) a bad name, but after 40+ years of civil engineering, … Continue reading

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