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Model Railway Journal no. 243

The Model Railway Journal was once a regular read for me.  Nowadays, as I am less a scratchbuilder, I just pick up the occasional copy when it looks interesting.  Issue 243 was one such issue, with a lot of interest … Continue reading

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Don’t be so ridiculous!!!!!!

Thomas the Tank Engine is ‘nasty’ and ‘sinister’ – or so say liberal parents, according to the Daily Telegraph.  Would you believe that: Today marks the 70th anniversary of the publication of the first ‘Railway Series’ book by the Anglican … Continue reading

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Book review – “Compact Layout Design – Iain Rice”

One of my favourite reads is an Iain Rice layout design book.  Hidden amongst the slightly bumptious and wordy – but always entertaining – text, there are always inspiring photographs, clever construction techniques, prototype information and neat track plans.  And the … Continue reading

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Book review – “The ‘Booster Locos’ CC1/CC2/CC3”

Apart from a few trees, my only purchase at Alexandra Palace was the ‘Southern Way Special Edition No 11’, on the early Southern Railway electrics, CC1, CC2 and CC3.  I can recommend this book as an excellent read, and especially … Continue reading

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Latest Model Railroader looks interesting….

With editions like this, I might start subscribing again.  This could be September’s issue. At least, that’s what the ‘Onion’ thinks….. HT to  ‘Up Dunes Junction’. On a slightly more positive (but only slightly more positive), I read that there … Continue reading

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Model Railway Journal no. 235

I used to buy the MRJ regularly, enjoying the high quality of model making, and sometimes even taking away an idea that I could use myself.  Why did I stop?  I’m not sure – I stopped buying most railway magazines … Continue reading

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Book review – ‘Great Model Railroads 2015’

One essential purchase every year is the Model Railroader ‘Great Model Railroads’ special.  I may have given up Model Railroader itself, but this annual magazine, and also the ‘Model Railroad Planning’ issue in the new year, are always worth buying … Continue reading

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