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Off my trolley – redux – streetcars and trolley layouts

As I’m in Stuttgart this week, I thought I’d repost the three most popular posts since I started blogging three or more years ago.  I’ve updated them a little, too.  One difference I note from starting blogging – I cut … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – Pacific Electric at its best

Browsing (as one does) I came across a New York Subway site with this excellent picture of a Pacific Electric PCC car at an unknown, but very modellable location.  (OK, New York site, PE picture, does not compute…..  but it’s still … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – North Shore in ‘N’ gauge

I recently came across David Milburn’s layout on the web.  His layout is unusual in that it: Is traction, a model of the North Shore (CNS&M) interurban out of Chicago. Is in ‘N’ gauge. Is British. It’s also very, very, … Continue reading

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A (short) trip on the Docklands Light Railway

A wedding in Shadwell, east London, meant that I had my first trip on the Docklands Light Railway.  OK, so the DLR has been open for years, but this was the first time I had been on it.  We went … Continue reading

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Off my trolley – Pacific Electric – Toluca Yard

It’s been far too long since I posted on traction and trolleys.  But the start of this post is a reminder of how useful Google Earth can be.  First, here is a screen dump from Google Earth, “somewhere in Los Angeles”, … Continue reading

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A cheerful interlude – two train crashes

As a welcome break from the philosophy of model railways, Allan came across these pictures in the news, of two recent train crashes.  Fortunately, casualties seem to be limited.  First, Switzerland, where a RhB train came off the narrow-gauge track over … Continue reading

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Another modelling challenge?

As a PS to last time, and Swiss trams, this Basle “piggy tram” defies description!  I came across it whilst browsing the internet, and had to look at Google Images to check it wasn’t a Photoshop special. Perhaps it’s an ideal way … Continue reading

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