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I took the day off from visiting exhibitions last Saturday – nothing very close, and I had already posted flyers to all 5 of them. So, a more reflective blog today. I’ve started to get just the one model railway … Continue reading
Received an email today: Hello, Hoping this will be of interest to your members. Over the last year or so I’ve been developing a soundscape system for my model railway. Basically it’s a set of web pages that pipe controlled … Continue reading
Herstmonceux in ‘OO’ models the LBSCR in Sussex. A rural location, but as with anywhere south of London, the opportunity to run plenty of trains up to the ‘smoke’. Fintonagh (O-16.5) models an imaginary terminus on the 3′ gauge Clogher … Continue reading
I often miss the Epsom & Ewell MRC show at nearby Epsom. Some years it has been the same weekend as our ESNG exhibition, and others the week after – and after our own show, I’ve had enough of model … Continue reading
Last visit to Ally Pally – I guess that next week I shall be blogging about N Gauge Southeast. It’s been a busy few days working through the final details! Another favourite from the show was Eccleston (P4). In some … Continue reading
And on with the layouts! Ballyconnell Road is unusual – 3mm/ft scale is unusual in itself, but this layout is 15.75mm gauge, representing the Irish 5′ 3″ lines. I also really like the circular layout plan. And another road – … Continue reading
Last Saturday it was my annual pilgrimage to the London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace. As usual, I went with my ex-work colleague Malcolm (unfortunately Peter can’t make it up the hill from the station these days.) It’s … Continue reading
Now I’m (more or less) retired and living on a pension, I told myself that I will have to cut back my railway spending (except for a few new models when they are finally issued.) But it’s so very difficult … Continue reading
What Santa brought me – via Ebay and handed directly to Maxine for wrapping! And is this the cutest tank engine ever (can’t think of a better adjective.) ‘Borrowed’ from RMweb, it comes from Belgium. Bit tricky for ‘N’, though….