Tag Archives: Hints and tips

Two quotes from MRJ

Well, it’s thanks to Allan and Ron for entertaining us for the past month with pictures of Switzerland, and giving me a break from blogging.  I’ll try and get back into the swing of things now, starting with two quotes … Continue reading

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Couple of links

Couple of quick links on a busy Monday afternoon…. Some good thoughts on better track standards for ‘N’ gauge (without going 2mm FineScale) come from N Gauge Forum.  NMRA standards are not far off from the wheels on recent UK … Continue reading

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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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