Category Archives: Weird and wonderful

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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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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Cat-astrophe?

I draw the line at cat pictures on my blog, but had to include this bit of tres-pussing.  The BBC tells us that it took two-and-a-half hours to get the cat to leave its perch! I wonder whether the new … Continue reading

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Rule 1…. and then some

We’ve all heard of Rule 1 – “It’s my railway…..”  But thank you RMweb for these additional rules, that we all know are very true! Rule 2:  “If it looks right, it is right” Rule 2a: “If it looks finished, … Continue reading

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Thought for the day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Thought for the day from Jeff Conover on Facebook: “I would just like to say, that in the midst of everything going on in this world, how incredibly fortunate I feel to be able to indulge in … Continue reading

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‘OO9’ – Jon’s old trains #5

Turning out a few more boxes, and found some early, probably teenage, modelling.  My two favourite railway books at that time were these….. Don Boreham’s book is a classic.  Instructions in how to scratchbuild all that was needed for a … Continue reading

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Happy(?!?) New Year 2021

A Happy New Year to you all!  I’m sure none of us could have predicted how 2020 turned out.  I hope that you all keep safe and 2021 gradually improves.  And that we’ll begin to see ESNG club nights start … Continue reading

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‘Nuff said….

This just sums it all up! Just wish human beings behaved as well as swans do….. Swan song: German firefighters remove ‘mourning’ bird blocking railway line Or maybe this one, as the ultimate 2020 tree decoration….

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Christmas modelling idea

A happy and blessed Christmas to you all.  May the coming year be far, far, better than 2020 turned out to be! And here’s a little something to build over the holiday…. Or this? And here you are just before … Continue reading

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Taking a few days off….

In tier 4, wondering what tier 5 would be like!  I’ll be taking a few days off from blogging over Christmas.  Short of ideas, but that pile of plywood in the loft is still calling. Please note, in 2040, there … Continue reading

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