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Real trains, plus….

Some real trains today. Chris got to the Isle of Wight. Hi Jon, a couple of photos from the IOW steam railway last weekend. The Ivatt tank has a cut down roof, which was the plan in the 60, s … Continue reading

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Peco don’t do this….

Going the rounds on RMWeb and Facebook is this rather strange piece of pointwork, that is at the bottom of an incline leading to Mapperley Brickworks in Nottingham. On the left there is a catch pit to protect the bottom … Continue reading

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An interesting prototype

Here’s an interesting American modern prototype. At Holidaysburg Pennsylvania, Curry Rail Service builds little shifter (PRR’s term for switchers) locomotives.  They are built upon a truck bogie from an old EMD SD40-2. These ‘Mighty Mo’s ‘ would make an excellent … Continue reading

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And this!

Now this looks less like hurricane damage, and more like a scenery failure on my model railway.  Nice bit of grass mat and plenty of glue anyone? I’ll be taking a few days off blogging – need a break – … Continue reading

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Now model this!

It worked in Hot Wheels – so why not in N gauge?  No dining car in the consist, though. I can think of a few club members whose trains would have absolutely no problem doing this! And after the Chinese … Continue reading

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A little light entertainment

Thank you N Gauge Forum for the link Can’t wait for club nights to start track laying again……

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More odds and ends

Phil sent this one to me…. Hi, All! Locked down, I get my railway fix by YouTube – there’s a LOT of railway fixes to be found on YouTube! This one had sound suppressed, thereby depriving us of some ripe … Continue reading

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Redhill in video

Finding these videos on YouTube reminded me how much more interesting Redhill was for railways when we moved here nearly 35 years ago.  Lots of locomotives and goods trains to spot, as well as some relatively interesting multiple units.  Enjoy! … Continue reading

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Not much happening here!

Not much to report from deepest Earlswood.  Crisis last week when I needed some more plywood and Champions saw was broken.  So a quick trip to Dorking was delayed till Monday.  A little bit of modelling has occurred, but nothing … Continue reading

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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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