Category Archives: Prototype

Odd modelling idea #1874

This picture, hijacked from Facebok’s traction modelling page just begs to be modelled.  Not just the old trolley used as an office, but look at the state of the buildings and all the debris on the ground.  Even the house … Continue reading

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Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway 2020

A recommended day out if you live in the southeast of England.  The first Sunday in May is the first operating day of the year for the Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway.  It will also be their model railway themed … Continue reading

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Today’s links

Something for everyone today. So you think that the London Underground is dirty and noisy?  Try the New York Subway! Goodbye to the Isle of Wight ex-London Underground trains.  A bumpy ride bur great fun. Tram bowling – yes, tram … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #22

A really interesting structure – First Quincy No. 2 shaft house (Wisconsin.)  Inside, iron ore would have been processed.  The rooflines follow the flow of ore down through the building.  Just like western American mines built on hillsides, they used … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas links

First, a little modelling challenge.  How about a “Book nook” Book nooks are defined as “mini worlds created within your bookshelf”, usually as a diorama of an alley.  The idea seems to have originated in 2018 from a Japanese artist … Continue reading

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More links

Weeks of timewasting profitable browsing with these two galleries of photographs. The late David Heys’ site has an informative text and is full of great photographs from all over the country.  Just browsing, I was surprised to find BR Co-Bo … Continue reading

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Happy birthday!

My eldest daughter seems to specialise in sending postcards rather than birthday cards.  This one was well chosen to reflect my interests and my recent Stuttgart visit.  Better than the one of Angela Merkle last year….. Thanks, Ruth!

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