Tag Archives: Hints and tips

Little and often

Wise words from Jason Shron of Rapido Trains: Last year, I hardly made it down to my model railroad room. It became more and more difficult to face what is supposed to be my favourite place in the world. Thinking … 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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Different strokes for different folks

I was amused by a couple of snippets from this month’s model railway magazines.  Firstly, Hornby magazine, and the most excellent Mansion House.  Stephen Grant says: One of the advantages of a city location is that it is much easier … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #0219

A few more ideas.  Unusual wagon loads are popular enough, but how about an old, or damaged, wagon or locomotive going to the scrapyard?  These are all American pictures.  I looked hard for some UK equivalents, but couldn’t find any.  … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #0218

Here’s a little Swiss spiral for the Cha(I)rman.  It would make quite some model…. I liked this film from YouTube, describing the winter of 1963. I can’t remember seeing trains in Petts Wood that winter, but here are a couple … Continue reading

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More links and oddities

First, a cure for insomnia….. “Slow train coming: SBS to air 17-hour Ghan trip on Sunday” Following the success/controversy of airing a three-hour extract of a train trip through the Australian outback, SBS has decided to air a 17-hour version … Continue reading

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A few post Christmas links

A little light reading after that heavy Christmas luncheon.  (I think mine is just wearing off….) The BBC recently had two interesting articles on railway stations ‘worth lingering at’ – stations often with few trains, but lots of other interest. … Continue reading

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