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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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Book review – ‘Model Railroad Planning 2016’

Regular readers will know that I am better at planning railroads than building them, and probably prefer the armchair to the workshop.  So I was pleased to receive this year’s copy of ‘Model Railroad Planning’, published by Kalmbach, from the … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #2

Thanks to N Gauge Forum for this gross idea – “Something prototypical I’d rather not model,”  with a link to this BBC page.  The BBC is a bit over-the-top about the risks – only 10% of UK trains still deposit … Continue reading

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The Fairford branch line

I have always been adamant that I wouldn’t model a GWR branch line.  Perhaps there were just too many models of them about in the 1960’s and 1970’s when I was developing my taste in railways.  I do, however, rather … Continue reading

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An N-gauge micro-layout

Came across this little N-gauge micro-layout by Mike Holly on the Model Railroad Hobbyist forum.  It’s only 43.5 cm x 17.5 cm in size (I guess about 18″ x 7″.)  Operation is made possible by two short traversers at either … Continue reading

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Finding your vocation

Forty years ago or so, I studied engineering with a nutter good friend called Tony Knight.  It’s taken the whole of that forty years for him to find his true vocation.  The intervening years were spent doing things like time in the … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #23

Last Thursday was spent just outside Glasgow, in a site two-storey Portakabin on a water treatment works site.  A long day, flying up from Gatwick, 6am to 11pm in the end.  Fortunately, our flights missed the worse of the storm … Continue reading

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