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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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Rosamund Street (Low Level) Sidings

Came across Rosamund Street on RMWeb.  Only 5′ long in 4mm scale (plus sector plate and fiddleyard, but a very attractive design.  It also contains the classic ‘Inglenook’ shunting puzzle.  The builder describes the concept: As a trainspotter in the … 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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Two views of modelling – 2

And from the other end of the October edition of Model Railroad Hobbyist, Joe Fulgate asks, ‘Are we making the hobby too complicated.’  A rather different perspective…. Are we making the hobby too complicated? As I look at the “ever … Continue reading

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Two views of modelling – 1

The next two posts will have two differing, but perhaps slightly contrary views of our hobby.  Both come from the (free) Model Railroad Hobbyist e-magazine.  It’s all American, and sometimes has little of interest, but it’s free, and occasionally comes … 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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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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