Category Archives: Prototype

A little live steam

Before returning to Germany, a little live steam.  Thanks to Brian’s tip-off, I was on the local railway bridge to see Tangmere climb out of Redhill and head for Tonbridge.  A wonderful Bulleid exhaust beat as it came up the … Continue reading

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A rather cold Berlin

After a three years hiatus due to covid, we got back to Berlin last weekend, to see Ruth, Cory, and the dogs.  This week will feature a lot of Germany (and without Ron, too) as this weekend was also the … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1060

A couple of micro layouts for starters. A Rob Chant 8’x4′ plan, that could be 4’x2′ in N.  Nothing special in this design in one sense, but interestingly designed for operation.  Note that reverse track (1E to 6B) that allows … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1059

My covid seems to have degenerated to just a heavy cold, so I’m optimistic!  And I’m well enough to get some modelling done.  But today’s blog will be a simple selection of photos requiring little effort from my poor old … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1058

A few more links to peruse…. Who will be the first person to model this?  Looks like the end result of an ESNG running night to me. Another view of Morden (just behind the old milk depot.) Jago Hazzard is … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1057

Some pictures today…. Railway posters ain’t what they used to be….. But other advertising was a little more basic…. An Albion Nimbus outside Southampton Central station…. Staying with the station theme…. Redhill with blue-grey EMUs but semaphore signals… Seaton Junction … Continue reading

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A day out on the River Thames

No trains today, but Allan spent a day on the Thames, and sent me the photos. Got off the bus at Putney Bridge to see the 10.30 boat about to leave. So made my way to get the last boat … Continue reading

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On a Swiss Roll #4

Last epistle from Ron for this trip… DAY 6 Sunny but chilled Group visit to Montreux but left to our own devices. Have come up to Rochers de Naye. If I can make it intend to do a boat trip … Continue reading

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On a Swiss Roll #3

DAY 5 Clear but chilly. Free day so set out to do Les Pleiades above Vevey but when I got there everything was closed. The restaurant had what looked like at least a week’s rubbish piled up outside. Came back … Continue reading

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On a Swiss Roll #2

Continuing Day 2, with the delightful Glion Railway.  The Montreux–Glion–Rochers-de-Naye Railway is an electrically operated rack railway with a track gauge of 800 mm. But there’s a Glion problem with a derailed wagon.  I like the way they just back … Continue reading

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