Category Archives: Prototype

Links….

On board Zimbabwe’s only commuter train – a photo essay Some lovely photography, and an interesting railway themed article. A PS to my recent blog on India’s high speed train – or more correctly ‘semi high-speed Vande Bharat Express’. India … Continue reading

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Another prospective club member?

He’s obviously been playing trains with the ESNG members…… Indian minister posts speeded-up footage of new fast train Video of Vande Bharat Express posted by Piyush Goyal was doctored to twice real speed. India’s railways minister has been mocked for … Continue reading

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Just what you need for your layout

From a forum a long, long, way away….. Might slow down those who don’t understand ‘fingerpoken’ or ‘12,000,000 microvolts’?

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Down memory lane

Recently I came across the site for Blacksmith Books, who publish a lot of Hong Kong and SE Asian books.  I couldn’t resist this one: And the ‘blurb’: For more than a century, trams have plied their trade along the … Continue reading

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Model this…… if you dare!

Spotted on NGF this week, as the Polar Vortex hits the USA (the other great headline was ‘Alligators freeze in lake’). Polar vortex: Fire used to melt ice on Chicago train tracks Flames from gas-fed heaters are melting away snow … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

No inspiration today – my brain resembles this incident on the Chicago elevated – or perhaps it is just an ESNG running night? Nice bit of Health and Safety, though, especially the hard hat….

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B**x** free zone!

Just to show that things could be worse, this man in Austria seems to have a steady job.  It may take some time to get the trains running, though.  Are you there, Ron? Is this the world’s most dangerous commute … Continue reading

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