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A picture to inspire….

Couldn’t resist culling this from Facebook (apologies if I shouldn’t), but it’s an inspiration for reworking a Dapol ‘Schools’. A sight for sore eyes. June 6th, 1953, was Epsom Derby day which was patronised by the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth … Continue reading

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Mega-Eric?

From Facebook, a mega-roundhouse in Altona, Hamburg.  This would make quite some model – even the coaling facilities are on the grand scale…. But did you spot the best bit – the overlapping turntable.  I’d never seen one of these … Continue reading

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Down memory lane

Ten years of so ago we were on holiday in Queensland, Australia.  I came across these two delightful videos of sugar cane railways.  The first is special, as we were held up at the level crossing in the first scene … Continue reading

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Paul in Japan #6

Probably the last of Paul’s pictures, as he’s now back in the UK, and the joys of food shopping in Crawley…. Tomorrow is my last day in Japan on this trip. My plan is all set up. Watch this space! … Continue reading

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Paul in Japan #5

Out into the wilds! Late start today, first train at 0921. Then it’s a circuit taking in a famous route through the mountains. I won’t be back in Sendai until 8.30pm. To follow my excursion in to the Japanese countryside … Continue reading

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Paul in Japan #4

Some more photos from Japan…. Tomorrow, I’m off up in to the Japanese Alps on a special train which only runs at weekends and Bank Holidays. Today was the Emperors’ Birthday, so tomorrow is a Bank Holiday. My first train … Continue reading

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Paul in Japan #3

First, back in soggy Earlswood, more progress on the new fiddle yard… And meanwhile, in Japan…. Off to Nagano on one of these, the beautiful E7 Shinkansen. So my birthday has arrived – 9 hours earlier than usual! I’m off … Continue reading

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