Monthly Archives: December 2015

Book review – ‘Planning your model railroad’

Of all the writers and ex-writers in Model Railroader, Tony Koester has always been a good read.  High quality modelling, interesting and sometimes unconventional ideas, and an occasional whimsical look at our hobby makes him someone worth listening to.  His latest … Continue reading

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Bluebell Railway, 1970

A few more very old pictures from my album.  This was a school railway club trip to the Bluebell Railway, I think.  Steam on British Railways had finally died in 1968, so to go to this little preserved line and … Continue reading

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What did you get for Christmas?

Children are a real blessing…. Especially when they send you a Christmas card….. Hope you didn’t overdo the turkey and mince pies…..

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Christmas greetings

A very blessed and happy Christmas to all (both) my readers! Virgin Trains have been applying festive vinyls to their units – already dubbed the Pengalino….. But this pales into insignificance with the Canadian Pacific holiday train.  This is also … Continue reading

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Crewe South and Stoke, 1967

It was 1967, and steam on British Railways was rapidly running down and out.  The Southern Region was having its last fling on the Bournemouth main line, and only the north-west had steam in any quantity.  The previous year I had … Continue reading

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San Fernando Valley Branch, 1973 (Part II)

Originally posted on Rails West:
In an earlier post, I shared B. Smith’s excellent coverage SP action in the San Fernando Valley in the early 1970s.  In this post, we will drill down a little further into the nuts and bolts…

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A Christmas dream and other oddities

Borrowed from the Model Railroad Hobbyist forum.  And pure wishful thinking….. Anything interesting under your tree (apart from socks)? I was very taken by this video sent me by my daughter.  Is it a new kind of sushi restaurant? Reminds … Continue reading

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