Category Archives: Jon’s layout ramblings

More on the detail trap

More on the detail trap from The Erratic and Wandering Journey…. Out of Context? I recently re-blogged René Gourley’s post, in which he quoted Marty McGuirk’s comment on Georgia O’Keefe: “Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It … Continue reading

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Happy New Year! – And on my workbench #3

A Happy New Year to all our readers!  It’s unlikely to be a prosperous one, but wishing you many hours of happy modelling. I was able to spend a number of hours in the railway room over Christmas, slaving over … Continue reading

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2017 in hindsight

At the end 0f 2017, it’s worth a look back and see where my hobby has taken me. It’s been a year of exhibitions.  I’ve visited more model railway shows than in recent years.  Most have been very good, and … Continue reading

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On my workbench #2

As Christmas approached, I found the time to tidy up the railway room, and have made a list of projects and tasks for the weeks and months ahead.  Some might be considered as overambitious….. But as a simple warmup exercise, … Continue reading

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Avoid getting caught in the detail trap

Following on from the last post, an amusing little tale from Marty McGuirk…. Recently I attended a corporate retreat day where one of presentations that stuck in my head was titled “How to Measure Progress: Moving Forward Toward the Big … Continue reading

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The Pundit Has His Notions And So Does Joe Average

Another gem from Mike Cougill’s OST Blog.  I wish I could express my thoughts as well as Mike does…. There are a lot of definitions imposed on model railroading. Look here and you’ll get one view. Look over there and … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – Now “On my workbench” #1

With retirement slowly but surely happening, I’m finding time for a little more railway modelling.  It’s surprising what one can achieve with, say, an average of an hour a day spent with one’s hobby.  I’m starting (or trying to finish) … Continue reading

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