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Potpourri #1005

A sign for the times?  I’ve been throwing things out, and I expect that I’ll need them next week….. London Bridge  lines in the 1930’s.  An inspirational shot….. An interesting branch terminus on the Reading, NE USA.  The baseboard shape … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1003

Here’s another “operational incident.” This must make a good model for someone! More pictures here: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/nov/02/all-cetaceans-go-whale-sculpture-stops-dutch-train-crashing-into-water A fun video about the old LTSR/District services to Southend.  I have always wanted a model of the coaches used for this service ever … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1002

An “operational incident” from Duncan.  Ramsgate, I think….. we’ve all done this on a layout… less so in full scale! How silly can you get? Couple posed on rail line for wedding shoot Some interesting ideas here: Five innovations that … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1001

An interesting prototype – New York City warehouses early last century.  Certainly a good basis for a small or micro layout – and to use up all that Peco SetTrack. A little humour, via Simon.  Mind you, I’ve laid track … Continue reading

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday.

No bright ideas today.  Just a few gleanings from the web (hopefully not messing with anyone’s copyright.  Still my favourite electric locomotives….. An unusual visitor at Dorchester South station. Meeting up with a primary school friend on Saturday, I was … Continue reading

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Real trains and little trains

Sorry, guys, no Beyonce today!  Just another video from Brian. Here’s some more live steam action from yesterday at the Sittingbourne and Kemsley light railway, to share next time. A buffer beam view of the route, (you can hear snippets … Continue reading

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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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