Category Archives: Prototype

Not just the railways….

As I write this, I’m waiting for delivery of a new laptop.  I think that I have worn the old one out, rambling on about things on this blog.  UPS kindly allowed me to track the progress of my computer … Continue reading

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The Carters fly east

Before Ian and Lily joined us in Stuttgart, they were in Hong Kong and Japan.  Here are a few of Ian’s holiday snaps…. This one is very familiar to me – a Hong Kong ‘tram jam’.  Still the best value … Continue reading

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Signal failure!

As we get close to Stuttgart, the lounge is full of railway – I couldn’t be bothered to lug it all up to the loft just to bring it back down on Monday.  All is prepared….  we hope!  I’ve even … 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 or even?

This is a question I’ve heard discussed before – does a train look better with an odd or even number of coaches/wagons?  (Note: American readers modelling mile long double-stacks, please move on now – you will have lost count long … Continue reading

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Wisbech & Upwell doodles

Been doodling around with track plans for the Wisbech & Upwell tramway, home to GER tram engines and latterly O4 shunters with side skirts over the motion. It all started with Iain Rice’s ‘Creating Cameo Layouts’ book, where I was … Continue reading

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Ron flies east #2

More from our European rambler, who has reached Germany.  Day 2…. Rail trip to Cochem. Photos show inside and outside of station plus train at platform and Cochem’s road train After time looking round town we were taken to a … Continue reading

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