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Small Layout Design Handbook

As regular readers will know, I do like small model railways.  And until recently (with lockdown and retirement) I seemed to design far more layouts than I ever built.  So seeing this book advertised, and spotting the key words ‘small’ … Continue reading

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Another excellent book

I’m afraid that I have another book to add to the already overloaded shelves. I saw this was coming out and pre-ordered it, thinking that it would have some good photos of Earlswood and Redhill – and I was right.  … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to me!

Well, it’s that auspicious day again….  Not very important when you get to my age…. I’ve got several posts lined up for this week – some from Allan and Simon on safari, and some more Stuttgart pictures of that spectacular … Continue reading

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Book review – yet again!

A day off modelling today – and too much reading taking place.  Also waiting for a few items to be delivered in the post (thoughthe drawer slides for the traverser are here.) Unfortunately I read the Lightmoor Press advert in … Continue reading

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Book review – I couldn’t resist a bargain!

Unfortunately I couldn’t resist Strathwood’s lockdown offer – buy five books get the cheapest free.  So a large parcel arrived with some great reading – all Southern Railway orientated you will note.  I’m sorely tempted by the volumes on the … Continue reading

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Model Railway Journal no. 274 – Wise words

I took the day off from visiting exhibitions last Saturday – nothing very close, and I had already posted flyers to all 5 of them.  So, a more reflective blog today. I’ve started to get just the one model railway … Continue reading

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A good read

Well, I’ve had more reads of my signing off post, than all my previous interesting ones.  There must be a moral there somewhere. So I couldn’t resist a quick post.  Recommended reading for anyone into BLT’s (branch line termini) American … Continue reading

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Book review – ‘Locomotives worth modelling’

Our visit to the South Devon Railway did, of course, include a visit to the second-hand book shop.  (It has to be said, too, that we visited the bookshop at Buckfast Abbey and came out with a purchase.)  I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Book review – Creating cameo layouts’

We all get older.  Even Iain Rice gets older.  That young whipper-snapper with radical ideas on P4 modelling and on layout design is now an elder statesman of the hobby.  Fortunately he writes in just the same style as he ever … Continue reading

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Book review – Model Railroad Planning 2017′

The new year has come around again and it’s time for this year’s ‘Model Railroad Planning’ from Kalmbach.  I get this annual publication every year, and it is almost always worth a read.  There are usually too many (for me) … Continue reading

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