Tag Archives: prototype

Paul in Japan #1

Paul has abandoned the greens of Selsdon for a visit to Japan.  Over the next couple of weeks, I’ll be pinching his best photos from Facebook for a wider audience (both of you.) Sunrise at 37,000 feet above the Pacific … Continue reading

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Tehachapi Live Train Cams at The Tehachapi Loop

My posts have been a bit random recently – a lot going on at home, plus the ESNG fiddle yard, plus NGSE 2020.  I was going to go to the Tonbridge show yesterday, but I’ll confess that Storm Dennis put … Continue reading

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Mastermind?

I received an email this week: I am currently casting for the next series of BBC Two’s Quiz show Mastermind and I was hoping you could circulate the attached flyer among your friends and colleagues, and share via social media. … Continue reading

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Language issues

The trouble with having an international interest in railroads railways is what word to use.  Is it: Railway or railroad Shunt or switch Coach or passenger car Wagon or car Van or boxcar Tram or trolley….  and so on? But … Continue reading

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Odd modelling idea #1874

This picture, hijacked from Facebok’s traction modelling page just begs to be modelled.  Not just the old trolley used as an office, but look at the state of the buildings and all the debris on the ground.  Even the house … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #22

A really interesting structure – First Quincy No. 2 shaft house (Wisconsin.)  Inside, iron ore would have been processed.  The rooflines follow the flow of ore down through the building.  Just like western American mines built on hillsides, they used … Continue reading

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Happy birthday!

My eldest daughter seems to specialise in sending postcards rather than birthday cards.  This one was well chosen to reflect my interests and my recent Stuttgart visit.  Better than the one of Angela Merkle last year….. Thanks, Ruth!

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