Tag Archives: traction

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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Los Angeles modelling inspiration

This is one inspiring photograph for urban detail.  It comes from John L. Mathis’ site, and he kindly allows one to reproduce his work with acknowledgment. The Los Angeles PCC cars were narrow (3 ‘ 6″ I think) gauge and … Continue reading

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Now we’re talking – an Electoliner for ‘N’!

OK – it’s 3D printed on Shapeways, it’s unpowered and there is no obvious mechanism to put inside.  The livery may be difficult to carry off.  And it’s not my main area of interest.  But can you resist an ‘N’ … Continue reading

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