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Three pictures

Two contrasting prototype locations today.  Not sure of the copyright of the photographs, so apologies if they are spoken for. First, a photo of 60’s Redhill in colour.  Nick Halewood writes on Facebook…. I recently posted a picture of Redhill … Continue reading

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The eye of a needle?

We are often concerned about threading out model tracks around each other.  However, the prototype was very good at it.  Here are two pictures, rural and urban, that show how it’s done. Midford, Somerset.  The Somerset and Dorset viaduct was … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #799

Just the five pictures for you today, hopefully to get the ideas flowing. A real location on South African Railways.  Most companies lift the unused track before concreting!  But put it on your layout and wait for the comments…. A … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #798

An interesting prototype formation, as described by the photographer, Brian Gregory: The unexpected shot. .1967…At times of heavy traffic at Weymouth, Western Region DMU’s were allowed to haul additional Loco’ hauled stock, subject to strict weight limitations. In this picture … Continue reading

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More Redhill pictures

Picture day today.  First, a string of pictures ‘borrowed’ from the local community Facebook page.  The first picture is fascinating.  The background housing looks the same today, but the area to the far side of the main line has been … Continue reading

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My local line

Living here in deepest Earlswood, we are situated in the triangle between the Brighton main line (at the bottom of the garden of our last house, on the opposite side of our road), and the Redhill-Tonbridge line.  One reason for … Continue reading

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Another random picture day

I’d hoped to report on some more modelling, but it’s been mainly gardening to try and clear most of the jungle before the weather breaks.  We’re winning, and got rid of a load of pruned branches to friends and neighbours … Continue reading

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Random picture day

Modelling challenge of the day?  A train of very small cars pulled by a very small locomotive.  This would make a great model. Another more modern modelling cameo – lengths of rail balanced on some platform trolleys.  Maybe just before … Continue reading

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Some old postcards

Tidying up yesterday I discovered (or more accurately rediscovered) some old postcards.  Most of these were my fathers, and c.1930 postcards of Southern Railway locomotives.  Some of my favourite engines here! Lord Nelson, the largest Southern steam locomotive before the … Continue reading

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Back to the South Devon Railway

Still not much modelling done over the past few days.  I’ve been concentrating on the garden whilst the weather held.  We’ve been aided by our pair of friendly robins, who have become tame enough to perch on the garden fork, … Continue reading

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