Category Archives: Weird and wonderful

‘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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Vaccines are coming!

Exactly…..  With most of us, they’d be bored out of their minds…..

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The clergy and railways

This came up on an RMWeb thread.  I recall seeing Teddy Boston’s layout in the Model Railway News back in the 1960’s.  It’s a very respectable bit of modelling for that era, and he also build a delightful model of … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1005

A sign for the times?  I’ve been throwing things out, and I expect that I’ll need them next week….. London Bridge  lines in the 1930’s.  An inspirational shot….. An interesting branch terminus on the Reading, NE USA.  The baseboard shape … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1004

Brian has been out train hunting again: Thought I’d try capturing an RHTT locally, on it’s extended tour of the south east today. First time I’d been out with my camera for a while, and went to Horley station. Thankfully … Continue reading

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Petts Wood, again, and Redhill

Two more excellent Petts Wood photos. Both are by Bryan Hardwick, who gave permission to post them.  They are on one of the link tracks around Petts Wood junction.  My grandparents lived 1/4 mile away, but the bottom of their … Continue reading

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