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A Modeling Hierarchy

Yet another thought provoking post by Mike Cougill on the OST blog.  Here he focusses on how to compose the scenes on our model railways, and how there might be a “hierarchy” of detail in our modelling.  He introduces the … 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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Not quite a Minories

Last layout to describe from the Uckfield show is ‘Surrey Arms’ in EM.  I found this an interesting design concept, a sort of mini-Minories.  Here’s the description from the show guide: And here are some photographs of the layout. The … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – Now “On my workbench” #1

With retirement slowly but surely happening, I’m finding time for a little more railway modelling.  It’s surprising what one can achieve with, say, an average of an hour a day spent with one’s hobby.  I’m starting (or trying to finish) … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – fettling Aldersford

We’ve been meaning to carry out some maintenance on Aldersford, our late President Martin’s N-club modules, based on the Southern Railway station at Ford.  The boards had warped, making running at last year’s ESNG show a little unreliable.  With a … 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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