Category Archives: Weird and wonderful

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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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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China announces plans for ‘flying train’ that can travel up to 2,500mph

From the Independent….. China announces plans for ‘flying train’ that can travel up to 2,500mph The state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation (CASC) has claimed it plans to develop the next generation of trains, which can travel at speeds … 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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Shepton Mallet yet again

It’s the start of the school holidays, so for the 21st time Maxine and I went on our annual pilgrimage to the ‘New Wine’ church conference.  Once again, there were over 10,000 people camping on the Bath & West Showground near … Continue reading

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Two odd links

Two odd links from the Daily Telegraph….. Shocked commuters gawp as woman brings desktop computer on First Class Virgin train A shocked commuter took a photograph of a woman who had turned her First Class seat on a train into … Continue reading

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An alternative grouping

‘Proto-freelancing’ is far more popular in the USA than in the UK.  Perhaps this is due to the use of the same locomotive designs, with detail differences, across many railroads – for example the iconic F3 and F7 diesels.  Bu … Continue reading

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