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The Patch

An interesting part of the Los Angeles railway system was ‘The Patch’, an industrial area near downtown Los Angeles, served by the Santa Fe.  The area contains many old buildings and industries, served by a patchwork of tracks down streets … Continue reading

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A small shunting layout

Model Railroad Hobbyist has a very nice ‘shunting plank’ in its October edition.  It’s in ‘O’ gauge, but the dimensions are a very reasonable 11’- 6” x 17’–19” with a 6’ removable extension for operation.  Note that this converts to … Continue reading

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Is what you see what you get?

After a couple of weeks of exhibition photographs, it’s back to the crazed ramblings of the budgie…..  (I’ll try and visit another show soon.) Reading a non-railway magazine I came across this little story. Some years ago, a confectionary company … Continue reading

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Odd modelling idea #2

No idea what to do with your children’s baby toys – try this, at least with the bath toys! I have no other details except for the caption, and frankly, I’m too scared to ask….. Following on from politicians in … Continue reading

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Odd modelling idea #2178

‘Nuff said…..  

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Llanastr – yet another small layout

The blogsphere is a small place and downright incestuous at times.  Two of my favourite sites Prince Street, and Andrew’s Trains  both recently featured one of my favourite small layouts, Llanastr, built to P4 (4mm/ft, and a scale 18.87mm gauge) … Continue reading

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Another small layout idea – and a view from across the pond

Trevor Marshall’s “Achievable Layouts” regularly comes up with some interesting model railroad ideas.  They are often small (and achievable), as Trevor models in ‘S’ gauge, so a medium size layout to him is a very buildable small layout in ‘N’.  His … Continue reading

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