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Real trains, plus….

Some real trains today. Chris got to the Isle of Wight. Hi Jon, a couple of photos from the IOW steam railway last weekend. The Ivatt tank has a cut down roof, which was the plan in the 60, s … Continue reading

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Peco don’t do this….

Going the rounds on RMWeb and Facebook is this rather strange piece of pointwork, that is at the bottom of an incline leading to Mapperley Brickworks in Nottingham. On the left there is a catch pit to protect the bottom … Continue reading

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An interesting prototype

Here’s an interesting American modern prototype. At Holidaysburg Pennsylvania, Curry Rail Service builds little shifter (PRR’s term for switchers) locomotives.  They are built upon a truck bogie from an old EMD SD40-2. These ‘Mighty Mo’s ‘ would make an excellent … Continue reading

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And this!

Now this looks less like hurricane damage, and more like a scenery failure on my model railway.  Nice bit of grass mat and plenty of glue anyone? I’ll be taking a few days off blogging – need a break – … Continue reading

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Now model this!

It worked in Hot Wheels – so why not in N gauge?  No dining car in the consist, though. I can think of a few club members whose trains would have absolutely no problem doing this! And after the Chinese … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #721

This lovely picture is in the Bournemouth/Poole area.  Taken in the 1950’s or early 60’s by that ancient Hillman Minx at the crossing.  For the modeller, this is just what you need as a prototype for everything – two level … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #6512 – these are totally prototypical!

First, one for the station…. Second, one from pre-lockdown.  Model this and neither the trains, nor the rail replacement buses need to move. Lingfield Station crash: Four injured as rail replacement bus crashes  

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Too true (from somewhere on Facebook)

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Thomas is 75!

Well, this weekend anyway.  How many of us have been inspired by the adventures of Thomas and friends, and perhaps started out as a railway modeller because of them. The Daily Mirror has helpfully listed 75 facts about Thomas.  How … Continue reading

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Mastermind?

I received an email this week: I am currently casting for the next series of BBC Two’s Quiz show Mastermind and I was hoping you could circulate the attached flyer among your friends and colleagues, and share via social media. … Continue reading

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