Tag Archives: Hints and tips

Book review – ‘Locomotives worth modelling’

Our visit to the South Devon Railway did, of course, include a visit to the second-hand book shop.  (It has to be said, too, that we visited the bookshop at Buckfast Abbey and came out with a purchase.)  I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Flying Scotsman on the Bluebell

Thanks Peter, for this shot of the Flying Scotsman on the Bluebell Railway.  Not everyday that 60103 has to collect a tablet for single-line working.  I wonder how many times, if ever, that happened in pre-preservation days? And that’s a … Continue reading

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Why Rome sends trains filled with rubbish to Austria

This could be another odd modelling article, but it caught my eye as I was catching up with the world news. Rome’s rubbish is helping to power Austrian homes – and it gets to Austria by train. Rome has been … Continue reading

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Odd modelling idea(s) #2017

In case you missed it on N Gauge Forum, I can recommend this video.  Not for the faint hearted and for some of these high altitude trips it would be wise to carry a change of underwear….. I am sorry … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #398

From the Daily Telegraph… Incredible train ‘disappears’ through block of flats in China’s ‘Mountain City’ Architects and planners in a Chinese city have designed a novel way to make space for an essential train route – by building it through … Continue reading

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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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