Monthly Archives: December 2014

“This could be painful, Mr Bond”

Today’s modelling challenge comes, of all places, from the Metro free newspaper: Zap leaves on the line with lasers Train companies are testing lasers as a way of clearing leaves from the paths of high-speed trains. Trials to zap slippery … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – I hate wiring and a new train

Yes, I truly hate wiring.  I finished wiring up the third module on Christmas Eve.  It all seemed so straightforward.  I got the basic feeds in place, and wired up the plug sockets at each end of the board.  I … Continue reading

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Christmas greetings

Wishing you a blessed and peaceful Christmas 2014, in a pretty random world. Redhill doesn’t look like this – yet.  I like how the point heaters are working perfectly – pity about the rest of the railway. “A friend of … Continue reading

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Model Railway Journal no. 235

I used to buy the MRJ regularly, enjoying the high quality of model making, and sometimes even taking away an idea that I could use myself.  Why did I stop?  I’m not sure – I stopped buying most railway magazines … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – The 4th board

Good progress on the modules this week.  It’s been on the principle of, “If you want a job done, give it to a busy man.”  It’s been busy at work, we’ve had the usual church build up to Christmas, and … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 17 December 2014

What is it about Christmas and work?  Everyone seems to have to work three times as hard just to get a little time off over the holiday.  So today, I was half asleep at the meeting, having been rushing around … Continue reading

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Stuttgart 2014 – A PS

I couldn’t resist just one more post.  Here are three videos.  The first two are of the ESNG portion of the show, The first is of Union Street.  The tube train is in the station and will depart (automatically) in due course.  … Continue reading

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