Tag Archives: Hints and tips

End of an era

After 43 years working for the same company, I paid my last visit to work today.  As I have been working part time and on zero-hours, I submitted my final invoice, and handed in my computer and door card. Truly … 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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Odd modelling ideas #456 – Believe it or not?

Or what to do with an old roundhouse…. From Facebook and originally Google Earth, this car repair shop has been adapted from part of a roundhouse.  The turntable has been replaced by some rather tight curves.  This would make such … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #70 – An interesting project?

From Facebook, Micro/Small Railroad group.  It’s not Photoshopped, but from Englewood Logging Ry, Vancouver Island, BC.  Anyone game to model this in ‘N’? It makes the ‘Pacer’ units positively modern, and I suggest that a Dapol Pacer could be a … Continue reading

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Meanwhile….

I’ll report on the show next week, when I’ve recovered, but in the meantime, this video is pure genius – and a modelling challenge. Whoever designed this monorail track in Japan is a genius. pic.twitter.com/UhC6RmtoxG

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Modelling idea – sinkholes

A modelling idea that is very close to home…. Sinkholes are all the rage these days, even with their own TV series.  We had our own personal sinkhole last weekend just down the road in Hooley Lane.  A burst water … Continue reading

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Making trees

Thanks, Brian, for this short ‘how to’ film about making model trees using Buddleia from the garden. Of course, what we need now is a video on how to make ‘N’ gauge Buddleia, as it is an essential for modern … Continue reading

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