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Ron’s Rovings – day 1

It’s about the time of year we would usually get lots of exotic holiday snaps and pictures of Swiss cakes from Allan and Ron.  But Covid-19 has rather put pay to that.  Ron writes: Following the need to cancel our … Continue reading

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Redhill in video

Finding these videos on YouTube reminded me how much more interesting Redhill was for railways when we moved here nearly 35 years ago.  Lots of locomotives and goods trains to spot, as well as some relatively interesting multiple units.  Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Not much happening here!

Not much to report from deepest Earlswood.  Crisis last week when I needed some more plywood and Champions saw was broken.  So a quick trip to Dorking was delayed till Monday.  A little bit of modelling has occurred, but nothing … Continue reading

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Three pictures

Two contrasting prototype locations today.  Not sure of the copyright of the photographs, so apologies if they are spoken for. First, a photo of 60’s Redhill in colour.  Nick Halewood writes on Facebook…. I recently posted a picture of Redhill … 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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The eye of a needle?

We are often concerned about threading out model tracks around each other.  However, the prototype was very good at it.  Here are two pictures, rural and urban, that show how it’s done. Midford, Somerset.  The Somerset and Dorset viaduct was … 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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Minories – the next generation

There’s been a flurry of ‘Minories’ discussion again on RMWeb.  And here are a few of the new ideas. Probably the optimum Minories arranagement, using two ‘Y’ points to reduce the reverse curves and straighten the platform. An ‘almost’ Minories … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #799

Just the five pictures for you today, hopefully to get the ideas flowing. A real location on South African Railways.  Most companies lift the unused track before concreting!  But put it on your layout and wait for the comments…. A … Continue reading

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