Category Archives: Weird and wonderful

Links whilst we play trains

A few links for today.  I’ll hope to get a first report of the ESNG show up on Monday. How about a model of Kim Jong-un’s armoured train?  You make have difficulty modelling his haircut in ‘N’, though.  Lots of … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #0418

A few links and a new project for the future…. How about a linear traction depot?  Union Pacific have ‘stored’ miles of locomotives, not needed during recession, and many quite modern, out in the desert.  Presumably they need a little … Continue reading

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A little more toilet humour

I was amused by this article from the BBC: Paris metro: Pregnant Frenchwoman fined for walking wrong way Of course, I immediately considered the cultural possibilities.  Young Frankenstein with the marvellous Marty Feldman…. Or better still, Monty Python….. But the … Continue reading

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Kung Hei Fat Choi!!

Not only Valentine’s Day (and the start of Lent) this week – it’s also Chinese New Year.  Like Easter, the exact date of this festival moves around a bit with the lunar calendar. Within China itself, millions will be on … Continue reading

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Training for Valentine’s Day

I hope you remembered Valentine’s Day for your significant other.  If only to cover up the true love of your life…. Love of trains is not restricted to us anoraks…. Although some people may not love trains for quite the … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #0219

A few more ideas.  Unusual wagon loads are popular enough, but how about an old, or damaged, wagon or locomotive going to the scrapyard?  These are all American pictures.  I looked hard for some UK equivalents, but couldn’t find any.  … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #0218

Here’s a little Swiss spiral for the Cha(I)rman.  It would make quite some model…. I liked this film from YouTube, describing the winter of 1963. I can’t remember seeing trains in Petts Wood that winter, but here are a couple … Continue reading

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