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Must resist bargains…..

Now I’m (more or less) retired and living on a pension, I told myself that I will have to cut back my railway spending (except for a few new models when they are finally issued.)  But it’s so very difficult … Continue reading

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All I want for Christmas……Not!

I really do hope, Paul, that you don’t buy this set of Japanese prototype trains…. Motorised Sushi!  Whatever next.  I have seen a model restaurant with a moving sushi conveyor belt, but this is taking things too far.  The description … Continue reading

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Random Wednesday

A few links that I have been storing up….. One of the most positive articles that I’ve seen on model railways…. It’s a small world: Radio Times celebrates 95 years with replica of iconic 1950s delivery van “It’s being able … Continue reading

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A pot pourri for Thursday

Firstly, my modelling mojo has returned, and an update on my workbench will follow soon.  It’s really a matter of getting into a habit of retreating to the workbench for an hour – or even just a few minutes – … Continue reading

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Spot the deliberate mistake

If you have ever been berated by some ‘expert’ at a show, that some part of your layout has the wrong livery, take comfort in what recently happened in real life. To Cathay Paci(f)ic – with a large airliner….. If … Continue reading

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Believe it or not spot….

If your drivers keep going on strike, what do you do? “SNCF targets autonomous trains in five years” An autonomous locomotive in northern France is controlled by a “téléconducteur” at the control centre in Lyon.  Strike-hit French Railways is rapidly … Continue reading

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Too true….

From the always interesting ‘The Model Railways of Oly Turner and Chris Matthews‘.  Certainly sums up my approach to modelling….. And for no reason but that it amused me, here’s the earliest (1512) known image of ‘Don’t throw the baby … Continue reading

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