Category Archives: Hints and tips

A Modeling Hierarchy

Yet another thought provoking post by Mike Cougill on the OST blog.  Here he focusses on how to compose the scenes on our model railways, and how there might be a “hierarchy” of detail in our modelling.  He introduces the … Continue reading

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Links for the middle of the week

I’ve got a set of photos to post from the excellent Farnham show, but that will have to wait till later in the week.  For now, here are some of the links that I’ve come across recently. If you are … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #23

Two links today…… A train passenger’s view of India Shanu Babar loves train journeys so much that he began documenting his. Soon, others joined him…. On 21 July 2015, Mr Babar launched @windowseatproject to record his journeys on Instagram. The … Continue reading

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Learn To Love The Process

Yet another thought provoking post by Mike Cougill on the OST blog… I have two thoughts in mind and I don’t know if I can connect them in a coherent narrative. The first is simple, maybe even obvious: you can … Continue reading

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Links – Modules down under +The Flying Scotsman

A couple of links to start the month….. N Scale Modellers, Australia, have an on-line magazine that is free to read and download.  Fun to have a browse, not only to see the Australian models, but also to see a … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #2030

For the climate conscious (and it would make a cool model)….. Rail Energy Storage Harnesses the Power of Gravity All the Livelong Day A California startup is repurposing trains and rail cars to help renewable energy utilities compete with fossil … Continue reading

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Don’t delay, start today

Some good insights from Steve Flint, writing in the latest Railway Modeller editorial… There are three categories of model railway enthusiast.  The first is the person who has a specific layout project on the go….  The second is the collector….  … Continue reading

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