Category Archives: Weird and wonderful

Odd modelling ideas #721

This lovely picture is in the Bournemouth/Poole area.  Taken in the 1950’s or early 60’s by that ancient Hillman Minx at the crossing.  For the modeller, this is just what you need as a prototype for everything – two level … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #6512 – these are totally prototypical!

First, one for the station…. Second, one from pre-lockdown.  Model this and neither the trains, nor the rail replacement buses need to move. Lingfield Station crash: Four injured as rail replacement bus crashes  

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Too true (from somewhere on Facebook)

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Thomas is 75!

Well, this weekend anyway.  How many of us have been inspired by the adventures of Thomas and friends, and perhaps started out as a railway modeller because of them. The Daily Mirror has helpfully listed 75 facts about Thomas.  How … Continue reading

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Link – Worst looking locomotive

I think it’s sinking in that this social distancing is here for the long haul.  Maxine has just popped out to wave – from the car – a bride off to her wedding – that will consist of vicar, bride, … Continue reading

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Mastermind?

I received an email this week: I am currently casting for the next series of BBC Two’s Quiz show Mastermind and I was hoping you could circulate the attached flyer among your friends and colleagues, and share via social media. … Continue reading

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Language issues

The trouble with having an international interest in railroads railways is what word to use.  Is it: Railway or railroad Shunt or switch Coach or passenger car Wagon or car Van or boxcar Tram or trolley….  and so on? But … Continue reading

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Odds and ends

Came up on Facebook recently – an American model railroad club in 1966 in an old interurban car.  Slightly basic in places, but what a great place to meet.  Mind you, security would be difficult in 2020.  By the way, … Continue reading

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More links

Would you trust it? World’s fastest driverless bullet train launches in China New service launches ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics in 2022, with trains making the 108-mile trip from the capital to ski slopes in only 45 minutes Hope … Continue reading

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Today’s links

Something for everyone today. So you think that the London Underground is dirty and noisy?  Try the New York Subway! Goodbye to the Isle of Wight ex-London Underground trains.  A bumpy ride bur great fun. Tram bowling – yes, tram … Continue reading

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