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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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Odd modelling idea #1677

It’s becoming a forgotten art, converting one model into another prototype.  When I was a teenager, Triang GWR Clerestory coaches could be made into almost anything, with a new roof and a bit of cutting and sticking. But this article suggests … Continue reading

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Odd modelling idea #999

As I return back to the UK and the depths of Redhill….. Here’s why there is a red telephone box graveyard between Merstham and Redhill For most of us who commute by train the journey to work will be a … Continue reading

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No New Ideas

Mike Cougill continues to post challenging – and dare I say it philosophical – articles on his OST blog.  It is not that common to read contributions from authors who can build models, but also to think and write.  Here … Continue reading

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Is what you see what you get?

After a couple of weeks of exhibition photographs, it’s back to the crazed ramblings of the budgie…..  (I’ll try and visit another show soon.) Reading a non-railway magazine I came across this little story. Some years ago, a confectionary company … Continue reading

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Odd modelling idea #2

No idea what to do with your children’s baby toys – try this, at least with the bath toys! I have no other details except for the caption, and frankly, I’m too scared to ask….. Following on from politicians in … Continue reading

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Odd modelling idea #2178

‘Nuff said…..  

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