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More odds and ends

A few more pictures today, culled from too much browsing under lock down.  These all have a Southern Railway theme. We start on the old LBSCR.  Here, a Brighton built Fairburn tank approaches East Croydon station in 1952, hauling a … Continue reading

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It might be Wednesday?

The trouble with this social distancing, and not being an essential worker, is remembering what day it is….. But here are a few pictures that caught my eye recently.  First what to do with old stock? Sydney I think?  A … Continue reading

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Some good reading matter

The modelling mojo has been a bit low the past few days – too many potential projects to actually do any of them!!  And I’ve also been ‘instructed’ to paint a wooden garden seat donated by our neighbours.  I’ve never … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #3345

Just a potpourri of photos and things today! Makes me cold just looking at it!  There’s a little bit of snow still on the ground at Sayre, on the Lehigh Valley.  Evocative photo, including some early container traffic…. Here’s one … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #182

Normal for Norfolk?  Seen in a Sheringham butcher’s window. It’s an old picture, so I don’t know whether it’s still there.  Still, nice to see that they also do smoked sausages! This one’s easier for the average modeller! (Picture: Facebook) … Continue reading

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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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