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Potpourri #1042

With the theme of stations….. This kit for Paris Bastille is nothing short of spectacular! Expensive, yes, but a wonderful model. Or how about one of these? I was sorry never to visit this station when I was working in … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1041

Some more odds and ends.  I’ve ventured back into the loft, so some modelling may get under way in the next few days!  But for now…. Mr Dawes sent me this most excellent link.  He knows how I like Terriers, … Continue reading

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Prototypes for Wednesday….

A few pictures, all of which inspire a model…. First, some EMU’s.  An ex-LSWR suburban unit…. And a 2-NOL just up the line for us at Purley. No Class 59’s on aggregate in those days. A 2-BIL with a 2-HAL… … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1040

Another set of links that caught my eye recently…. N gauge on a grand scale….. Larger scale, but a brilliant (and big) layout….. Moving up to ‘O’ gauge, Heaton Lodge Junction is even more amazing… For more than one reason….. … Continue reading

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Ron flies North

With apologies to Biggles – I remember as a kid reading lots of Biggles stories, and he flew north, south, east and west in various books.  As Ron has failed to invade Europe, his holidays this year have been similarly … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1039

Haven’t done one of these for a month! I’m tempted to change scale – this looks easier than code 40 Finetrax! Old and new on the Isle of Wight This looks even more crowded than Paul’s lounge! Ideas for your … Continue reading

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ESNG members out and about….

Simon went to the Model Railway Club mini-exhibition… I moseyed along to this before the game yesterday. A few pics attached. ‘The game’ being Chelsea at home.  No accounting for taste, is there! New York Road extension for Copenhagen Fields … Continue reading

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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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