Category Archives: Weird and wonderful

Random Wednesday

A few links that I have been storing up….. One of the most positive articles that I’ve seen on model railways…. It’s a small world: Radio Times celebrates 95 years with replica of iconic 1950s delivery van “It’s being able … Continue reading

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Simon goes underground!

Simon writes: Attached some photos from this tour: https://www.ltmuseum.co.uk/whats-on/hidden-london/euston-the-lost-tunnels Pricey but fascinating. Posters date from construction of the Victoria line in the 60’s. Looks fun – but probably not a recommended outing for the wedding anniversary….  But I see that … Continue reading

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A railway in the news

Reading more column inches about the tragic Salisbury poisonings, I came across this interesting snippet: The tiny village of Loyga in the Russian far north is not the kind of place you would expect to be at the centre of … Continue reading

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A pot pourri for Thursday

Firstly, my modelling mojo has returned, and an update on my workbench will follow soon.  It’s really a matter of getting into a habit of retreating to the workbench for an hour – or even just a few minutes – … Continue reading

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Spot the deliberate mistake

If you have ever been berated by some ‘expert’ at a show, that some part of your layout has the wrong livery, take comfort in what recently happened in real life. To Cathay Paci(f)ic – with a large airliner….. If … Continue reading

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Believe it or not spot….

If your drivers keep going on strike, what do you do? “SNCF targets autonomous trains in five years” An autonomous locomotive in northern France is controlled by a “téléconducteur” at the control centre in Lyon.  Strike-hit French Railways is rapidly … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #0625

From the Guardian, an interesting project – the Tashkent metro …. After the ban on photographing the Tashkent metro in Uzbekistan was lifted this summer, Amos Chapple, RFE/RL’s photographer went underground to reveal the art, architecture and nuclear-blast protection in … Continue reading

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