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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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Odd modelling ideas #3216

Sorry, but there hasn’t been much blogging time this week, as real life seems to have caught up with me! However, if you want a simple paint-only conversion for your layout, that will provoke comment from rivet counters – or … Continue reading

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Extreme trainspotting

My youngest had given Maxine and I a Christmas present of an evening out at a comedy club.  Not quite our thing, and I was delighted to discover that we could swap it for something else.  A small cash adjustment … Continue reading

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Links….

The venerable (and wonderful) Class 442’s are in trouble.  Back on their old Wessex line runs, they seem to be automatically changing signals. The 30-year-old Class 442 trains were reintroduced by South Western Railway (SWR) in June after a £45m … Continue reading

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Steam and petrol in Mesopotamia

Maxine and I recently visited Polsden Lacey – again.  But every time we find something new of interest.  Browsing a 1917 copy of the London Illustrated news left around (as one does), I came across these pictures of the army … Continue reading

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Ichabod

Ichabod – the glory has departed.  Can you recognise the station?  A most distinctive terminus on a curve (clue – it’s well south of Watford.) Answer – Cowes, Isle of Wight

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