Monthly Archives: August 2015

We don’t quite fit

Another scenic cameo to add to the layout.  Of course, strictly, one shouldn’t be running trains over the bridge with a vehicle stuck underneath it.  A more spectacular version would be a standard London bus, swiftly converted for open-top duties.  … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – new trains

I’ve spent some time in the loft room this week, and it’s back to the stage when I can get back to completing my N-club modules.  We’ve moved the old bunk bed from the loft, and sorted out a lot of … Continue reading

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A little inspiration from New Zealand

From the Small Layout Design Yahoo group comes this amazing layout.  If you built it, no one would believe that it was straight from the prototype. David Bromage writes…. Have a look at this for inspiration – 3 piers, a … Continue reading

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Nice work (or not) if you can get it!

The Telegraph tells us that, “French rail worker paid £3,500 to do ‘absolutely nothing’ for 12 years files ‘complaint’” A French employee of national rail operator SNCF earned €5,000 per month after tax since 2003 for doing “nothing”, but in … Continue reading

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In the days before ‘Alf and Sadie’

I was browsing my original copy of Don Boreham’s ‘Narrow Gauge Railway Modelling’, published 1962, and this advert inside the back cover caught my eye…. Well, Slaters are still very much in business, although I’d love to have Plastikard for … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 19 August 2015

Although tonight was a quiet evening, it was a good one.  Allan was back from his Swiss holiday.  No sun tan, but maybe a touch of rust.  I’m not sure the weather there was any better than our great British … Continue reading

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Long and winding road – “The Last Great Project” – addendum

Writing the last post must have got my modelling mojo back in order.  I spent an afternoon preparing a new ‘train box’ for club nights, using some US stock and a Kato Rock Island RS2 not appropriate for my layout, and … Continue reading

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