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‘Allan, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Stuttgart anymore.’ #3

Another day, another line…. Went on the Taka line today. Another one to cross off my bucket list. Will have to come back to do the Oakhampton line. They had an opening day yesterday. But it’s not open to the … Continue reading

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‘Allan, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Stuttgart anymore.’ #2

Meanwhile, somewhere out west….. Day three a quick trip down to Collets Model Shop in Exmouth. Then spent the afternoon sitting at Dawlish Station watching trains and the works on the sea wall. Dawlish. You can’t visit Dawlish without visiting … Continue reading

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‘Allan, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Stuttgart anymore.’ #1

We should have been enjoying a little visit to Stuttgart this weekend, but having decided that it wasn’t wise to go there due to the high UK rates, we now find that Germany is as bad as the UK (almost.)  … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1038

Now here’s a modelling challenge for you – lots of water involved! It makes the Volks Railway depressingly normal… I do like Jago Hazzard – so here’s his take on the ‘Drain’.  Useless fact – the units on the Waterloo … Continue reading

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Uckfield MRC exhibition 2021 #2

Back to Uckfield for the rest of the layouts. Sherton Abbas in finescale ‘0’ is a delightful model, with some excellent modelling,  Yes, it’s a GWR branchline, but it’s set in the Edwardian era, when the GWR was less standardised … Continue reading

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Uckfield MRC exhibition 2021 #1

I took my life in my hands and visited my first model railway exhibition since covid this afternoon.  Uckfield is one of my favourite shows, so I slipped down there on Sunday afternoon, hoping (reasonably successfully) to miss the crush. … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1037

A few more oddities that I’ve found whilst avoiding any real modelling…. A fantastic SDJR layout in ‘O’ gauge…. I’m amazed how long some prime derelict sites have kept going in Central London…. Would you let your club members run … Continue reading

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Let the train take the strain!

My eldest daughter is in central Slovenia, buying hops for the craft brewery, and hiking.  She sent me the following two videos of Slovenian ‘Motorail.’ Of course, it’s best to have the whole train to oneself…. I think this is … Continue reading

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Spotted!

Thank you Brian for tipping me off that Clan Line was passing through Redhill.  I finally got a look at this wonderful locomotive, and it brought back memories of the last days of UK steam on the Southern Region. The … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1036

Just to get you in the mood for winter….  But this is a cab ride in snow in 2010 – and there was plenty of snow, too! The Great Model Railroad Museum in Switzerland – Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg … Continue reading

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