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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Last day today….. Then packing up, and a flight home for me, and a long drive back to the UK for Allan and Derek. But here’s a link to bemuse y’all…. No, Horace, I know Christmas is coming, … Continue reading