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A Minories of my own – 5 – a few tweaks?

As you realise, not much (if any) progress with the Minories over Christmas.  For the last few days, I blame Amazon Prime, with loads of live football to watch. But, gentle reader, you may recall a design something like the … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 4 – all contributions gratefully received

I have a sheet of plywood sitting on the lounge floor, to mark out the layout trackwork.  But it won’t get done tonight!  However, some helpful advice has been received! Phil wrote….. Hi, Jon! Have you seen Jago Hazzard’s channel … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 3 – location, location, location

I’m still working on the baseboard design for the layout.  I’m minded to wait until the FineTrax points arrive in the post, so that I can check that the published templates match the real thing.  The problem with a layout … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 2 – underneath the arches

Moving forward, I need to select the height of the arches under my Minories.  An obvious place to start is the South London prototype.  We could also move out to Liverpool or Fenchurch Street to the east of London for … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 1 – planning

It’s time to move on from my (occasional) Covid-19 diary, to something new.  As you, gentle reader, may well realise, I have spent the last couple of months trying to work out a layout that I actually like.  This is … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1005

A sign for the times?  I’ve been throwing things out, and I expect that I’ll need them next week….. London Bridge  lines in the 1930’s.  An inspirational shot….. An interesting branch terminus on the Reading, NE USA.  The baseboard shape … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1004

Brian has been out train hunting again: Thought I’d try capturing an RHTT locally, on it’s extended tour of the south east today. First time I’d been out with my camera for a while, and went to Horley station. Thankfully … Continue reading

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Book review – I couldn’t resist a bargain!

Unfortunately I couldn’t resist Strathwood’s lockdown offer – buy five books get the cheapest free.  So a large parcel arrived with some great reading – all Southern Railway orientated you will note.  I’m sorely tempted by the volumes on the … Continue reading

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Waterloo

Some inspiring shots of Waterloo station from this site. In 1912.  Wonderful locomotives, and short trains. In 1964.  Green electrics and looks like a rebuilt West Country 4-6-2 departing. In 1971.  Blue-grey coaches and Warship diesels.  But note hoe the … Continue reading

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Victoria East – another Minories PS

It’s been a while since I looked at urban termini.  Looking at London Victoria in the 1950’s there seems to be an interesting ‘bitsa station’ design that is possible. The distance between the road bridges is about 4′ in ‘N’, … Continue reading

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