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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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A day trip to Swanage

Ron’s back on safari…. Left home this morning to travel up to Waterloo from where I took a train to Wareham.  At Wareham I took the train from Waterloo via Salisbury, Yeovil and Weymouth to Corfe Castle. At Corfe I … Continue reading

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Strange mojos and smells

I’d like to do a ‘What’s on my workbench’ post, but I have to be honest and say that there is very little there, and it’s gathering dust.  I’m suffering from a mojo loss and an acute case of indecisiveness … Continue reading

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