Tag Archives: hints and tips

Odd modelling ideas #2

Thanks to N Gauge Forum for this gross idea – “Something prototypical I’d rather not model,”  with a link to this BBC page.  The BBC is a bit over-the-top about the risks – only 10% of UK trains still deposit … Continue reading

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Finding your vocation

Forty years ago or so, I studied engineering with a nutter good friend called Tony Knight.  It’s taken the whole of that forty years for him to find his true vocation.  The intervening years were spent doing things like time in the … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #23

Last Thursday was spent just outside Glasgow, in a site two-storey Portakabin on a water treatment works site.  A long day, flying up from Gatwick, 6am to 11pm in the end.  Fortunately, our flights missed the worse of the storm … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #2916

A variety of photographs culled from the Model Railroad Hobbyist forum.  Some are reasonable enough, but some are real ‘believe it or not’ moments. We’ll start with a shared rail – to fit both tracks under a crane span.  Not quite … Continue reading

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Book review – ‘Planning your model railroad’

Of all the writers and ex-writers in Model Railroader, Tony Koester has always been a good read.  High quality modelling, interesting and sometimes unconventional ideas, and an occasional whimsical look at our hobby makes him someone worth listening to.  His latest … Continue reading

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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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Odd modelling idea #2748

Here are a few more, “Believe it or not” scenes to add to your layout. We’ve all seen strange animals on layouts, such as dinosaurs and alien landings.  Definitely a case of Rule 1 – it’s my railway.  But how about … Continue reading

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Odd modelling idea #692

Thank you, Duncan, for this wonderful link.  It is all in German, but a link to the UK Evening Standard gives this interesting text…. The strangest football stadium in the world? Train line runs through the ground of a Slovakian … Continue reading

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A little personal conceit…

I received this picture from my eldest daughter, currently on holiday in San Francisco.  Nice to see the family name at ‘Bartlett and 23rd’.  Perhaps this could be a feature of my future interurban layout?  Whatever the location. Apart from … Continue reading

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John Ott’s Old-Time Railroad Models & HO Scale Projects

HT to a link on the always interesting ‘Prince Street Terminal’ blog. Just occasionally I come across a model railroad site that just inspires.  John Ott’s site fits all too well into this category.  He models late 19th / early … Continue reading

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