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Chiltern Model Railway Exhibition 2018 #1

Time out with Mr Atfield on Saturday, visiting two shows north of the river (Thames).  We started at the Brentwood toy fair.  These things are a real lottery for ‘N’ gauge – it’s OK if you want to buy Hornby … Continue reading

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Virgin on the unreadable?

An article in the papers today caught my eye: Virgin West Coast train firm stops selling Daily Mail Virgin Trains has announced that it has stopped selling the Daily Mail newspaper on its West Coast trains. A spokesperson for Virgin … Continue reading

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Holborn Viaduct

This is a layout idea that has been bumbling around for a few months.  It all started with a thread on RMweb, describing some possible ideas for the 2mm Association Diamond Jubilee layout challenge.  This involves developing a cameo layout with … Continue reading

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More on the detail trap

More on the detail trap from The Erratic and Wandering Journey…. Out of Context? I recently re-blogged René Gourley’s post, in which he quoted Marty McGuirk’s comment on Georgia O’Keefe: “Nothing is less real than realism. Details are confusing. It … Continue reading

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A few post Christmas links

A little light reading after that heavy Christmas luncheon.  (I think mine is just wearing off….) The BBC recently had two interesting articles on railway stations ‘worth lingering at’ – stations often with few trains, but lots of other interest. … Continue reading

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Christmas public service anouncement…..

With a few days to go to the 25th, it’s time for a Christmas Health and Safety reminder.  You will be please to hear that the HSE has posted the ’12 Myths of Christmas’. HSE from media reports and correspondence … Continue reading

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Not just the railways….

As I write this, I’m waiting for delivery of a new laptop.  I think that I have worn the old one out, rambling on about things on this blog.  UPS kindly allowed me to track the progress of my computer … Continue reading

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