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Potpourri #1025

Signs of age yesterday – forgot that Clan Line was passing through Reigate and Redhill.  But naturally, Brian got there.  What a lovely locomotive! Steam Locomotive 35028 Clan Line at Reigate on a loaded test run on the Surrey Hills … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1024 – Southern style

Mainly Southern Railway today….. Very modellable spots.  Merton Park…. Portsmouth Harbour….. And on the Isle of Wight, Newport….. And Smallbrook Junction…. Two from Tenterden Town.  Before closure and preservation, two goods trains on the same day, both one van long, … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1023

This restored and colourised video has been highlighted a good many times, but is worth the link.  London in the later WW2 years.  There’s a great segment taken at Waterloo from around the 12 minute mark, but plenty of bus … Continue reading

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A royal modelling challenge

Writing this today, after Prince Philip’s funeral, I’ll raise a glass to an impressive man.  I do wonder, though, who will be the first to model his hearse.  I think this is even more impressive – designing your own Land … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1022

What have we got for Wednesday? Facebook often features Japanese modelling, bonsai style.  Tiny dioramas with exquisite detail, such as this one.  These little scenes might be just the way to have a quick change from your main project, and … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1021

Another Monday – it’s a Bank Holiday, too, but it’s strange how one doesn’t notice such things when one’s retired! We’ll start with a couple of pictures that show why Japanese railways are strange, sorry, unique…. I can’t imagine this … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1020

Some more random thoughts for a Monday.  This is one of the best micro-layouts that I have seen for a while (in HO).  Not a lot of operation, but an interesting track layout and plenty of fun shuffling the cars … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1019

Another one for the Terrier collection.  I thought that I preferred Stroudley’s ‘Improved Engine Green’ to Marsh’s umber colour, but this little loco looks very smart. I may have posted this before, but it’s such a great shot of Waterloo … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1018

A sort of LBSCR tinge to today’s potpourri….. We start just down the road at Horley station.  I’m not sure whether the equivalent sign is still there? And you might have seen a 2BIL unit passing through….. Next two favourite … Continue reading

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Cat-astrophe?

I draw the line at cat pictures on my blog, but had to include this bit of tres-pussing.  The BBC tells us that it took two-and-a-half hours to get the cat to leave its perch! I wonder whether the new … Continue reading

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