Tag Archives: Layout design

Bembridge, Isle of Wight

I keep returning to Bembridge, on the Isle of Wight, as a near perfect small branch line terminus.  A scale model fits within 4′ in ‘N’ gauge. And with the beach directly to the left, a sea backscene would be … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #0625

From the Guardian, an interesting project – the Tashkent metro …. After the ban on photographing the Tashkent metro in Uzbekistan was lifted this summer, Amos Chapple, RFE/RL’s photographer went underground to reveal the art, architecture and nuclear-blast protection in … Continue reading

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Victoria East – another Minories PS

It’s been a while since I looked at urban termini.  Looking at London Victoria in the 1950’s there seems to be an interesting ‘bitsa station’ design that is possible. The distance between the road bridges is about 4′ in ‘N’, … Continue reading

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Two quotes from MRJ

Well, it’s thanks to Allan and Ron for entertaining us for the past month with pictures of Switzerland, and giving me a break from blogging.  I’ll try and get back into the swing of things now, starting with two quotes … Continue reading

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The next project(s) #2

Somehow, the mojo has been sorely missing over the past month.  I’ve had a rethink about my N-club modules – nothing major – and have been thinking this through.  And life has been a bit busy – too many days … Continue reading

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How do you choose?

Mojo not in good shape this week, so another interesting quote from Mike Cougill’s OST Blog…. How do you choose between two or more equally compelling options? That’s the situation a number of us will face at some point in … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #0418

A few links and a new project for the future…. How about a linear traction depot?  Union Pacific have ‘stored’ miles of locomotives, not needed during recession, and many quite modern, out in the desert.  Presumably they need a little … Continue reading

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