Monthly Archives: February 2015

What colour(s) is track?

I’m getting to the stage when I will need to start painting and ballasting the track on my modules.  Looking at the albums I have in my possession, one can see that it’s not a matter of a spray of … Continue reading

Posted in Hints and tips, Inspiration, Jon's layout ramblings, Layout design | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Tower Bridge under construction

Not quite ‘N’ gauge, but a friend sent me a mail with a series of pictures of London’s iconic Tower Bridge under construction.  They are too good not to pass on.  Perhaps the only railway interest are the tracks for the steam … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Prototype, Weird and wonderful | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The longest train journey in the UK

What’s the longest train journey that you can do in the UK?  According to the Daily Telegraph it’s Aberdeen to Penzance in 13 and a half hours. All you USA and Canada readers will laugh at this.  That’s just down … Continue reading

Posted in ESNG, Out and about, Prototype, Weird and wonderful | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

‘OO’ Locos – Jon’s old trains #4

Last of my old ‘OO’ stock packed away were a number of Southern Railway locomotives. The two tank engines both run on the old Hornby ‘R1’ chassis.  The ex-LSWR  ‘G6’ on the left was my first cast kit (by Wills).  … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Jon's layout ramblings, Weird and wonderful | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

ESNG meeting – 18 February 2015

A genuinely quiet evening.  Only seven members turned up, maybe the school-half term holidays cut numbers a bit?  However, we quickly got a small circuit up and running.  Derek and Allan were both running the new Dapol Maunsell coaches.  A … Continue reading

Posted in ESNG, ESNG meetings | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A little more Photoshopping….

After yesterday’s non-competition, I can’t resist a bonus post of this photograph from today’s Daily Telegraph. This image was used to show how heavy the traffic is on the ‘peripherique’ in Paris. In case you didn’t notice….. Unfortunately someone photoshopped some … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Jon's layout ramblings, Out and about, Weird and wonderful | Leave a comment

Today’s competition

No prizes, but what is wrong with this extremely festive Christmas card, sent to me just in time for Chinese New Year by Cha(i)rman Allan? Yes, the Routemaster on the left looks like it’s an export model and it could … Continue reading

Posted in Inspiration, Jon's layout ramblings, Out and about, Weird and wonderful | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments