Category Archives: Inspiration

Swanage Strictly Bullied Steam Gala #2

Second episode of the Derek & Allan show from Swanage….. Load testing the footbridge….. Rebuilt Battle of Britain 34053, ‘Sir Keith Park’.  Park was in operational command during two of the most significant air battles in the European theatre in … Continue reading

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Swanage Strictly Bullied Steam Gala #1

I’m panicking towards a flight to Jakarta, so the ESNG show pictures will have to wait a couple of posts more.  But for now, some prototype inspiration….. Allan & Derek recently spent a weekend on the Swanage Railway, where they … Continue reading

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Swanage

Bit hectic at the moment, so here’s a picture from Mr Dawes of Swanage in the sun, with two Bullied Pacifics in Swanage station. A contrast to when my father visited the station site in 1973! But I do like the … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #398

From the Daily Telegraph… Incredible train ‘disappears’ through block of flats in China’s ‘Mountain City’ Architects and planners in a Chinese city have designed a novel way to make space for an essential train route – by building it through … Continue reading

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Shunting ad infinitum

You may recall that I found this plan of a small urban goods yard in Brighton, and commented on its suitability for a model. (All maps from the National Library of Scotland site, under creative commons.) Wandering around south London, … Continue reading

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Commuter spots seven nuns at Seven Sisters

Something special from the Daily Telegraph…. A commuter was astonished when he saw seven nuns waiting for a train at Seven Sisters Tube station in London. The entertaining coincidence appeared not to have been noticed by the nuns as they sat and … Continue reading

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Book review – Creating cameo layouts’

We all get older.  Even Iain Rice gets older.  That young whipper-snapper with radical ideas on P4 modelling and on layout design is now an elder statesman of the hobby.  Fortunately he writes in just the same style as he ever … Continue reading

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