Tag Archives: Hints and tips

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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Book review – Model Railroad Planning 2017′

The new year has come around again and it’s time for this year’s ‘Model Railroad Planning’ from Kalmbach.  I get this annual publication every year, and it is almost always worth a read.  There are usually too many (for me) … Continue reading

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Good, bad or ugly?

A letter from the October 2011 British Railway Modelling…. No room for graffiti One of the many reasons I have for subscribing to BRM is that you not only inspire and inform but give food for thought in an adult, … Continue reading

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Easier train tickets?

I was pleased to see that some of the train operators in the UK have finally been pressured to sell people the cheapest ticket, and not hide the best fare in the small print somewhere.  It looks like you will now … Continue reading

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Have you given up on your resolutions yet?

Every year, the NMRA send me a magazine to tell me about voting and the like.  I don’t subscribe for the other 11 months, as the BRNMRA magazine ‘Roundhouse’ is far better (or perhaps it is just more British?)  However, … Continue reading

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Hours of fun with maps – and two interesting designs

I was recently reading an RMWeb on building an ‘O’ gauge layout based on the King’s Cross loco stabling point.  This thread is very interesting itself, with track layouts and some excellent photographs of King’s Cross in the steam and … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #20171

A couple of interesting modelling challenges from the Daily Telegraph for the New Year…. First, the Crystal Palace Subway. It’s been more than 60 years since a train last pulled up to the forgotten station – but this beautiful underground heritage … Continue reading

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