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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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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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Filling boxcars with stuffing

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

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A Modeling Hierarchy

Yet another thought provoking post by Mike Cougill on the OST blog.  Here he focusses on how to compose the scenes on our model railways, and how there might be a “hierarchy” of detail in our modelling.  He introduces the … Continue reading

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