Category Archives: Weird and wonderful

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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FOR SALE

ESNG still have some of their 21st birthday special commission wagon available.  It’s a Dapol Gunpowder Van, suitably lettered, and labelled ‘Return to Redhill’.  Just 100 were made for us, so I guess it’s a collector’s item – of sorts. … Continue reading

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Hello Kitty?!?

It’s a bit boring going back to the LNER, isn’t it? What we need is ‘Hello Kitty’ on the WCML!! And the train crew dressed in character….. Read about it here. No doubt Kato will make one soon!

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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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