Tag Archives: Hints and tips

Size matters?

Reading the latest Model Railway Journal, a letter from Alan Fell caught my eye.  It’s quite long, but I’ve quoted it in full, as it could be helpful to us modellers.  There had been some discussion in previous editions as … Continue reading

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Some small layouts

Three little layouts caught my eye recently. The first two come from this month’s edition of British Railway Modelling.  Both are in 4mm scale, and both are just 5′ long (say 3′ in N.)  Some of you have probably seen … 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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Link – Worst looking locomotive

I think it’s sinking in that this social distancing is here for the long haul.  Maxine has just popped out to wave – from the car – a bride off to her wedding – that will consist of vicar, bride, … Continue reading

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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  The turntable has been replaced by some rather tight curves.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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