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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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Isle of Wight railways

The railways of the Isle of Wight have always fascinated me.  Not least because of the concentration of lines on a small island – three companies pre-1923 before they were amalgamated under the Southern Railway. And the Isle of Wight … Continue reading

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1971 – July – Birdcage discomfort

Also in the July 1971 edition of Railway Magazine was an interesting article on the Oxted line of Southern Railway and BR Southern Region.  This line branched off the main Brighton line at East Croydon, wound its way through Oxted … 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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Shunting ad infinitum

You may recall that I found this plan of a small urban goods yard in Brighton, and commented on its suitability for a model. (All maps from the National Library of Scotland site, under creative commons.) Wandering around south London, … Continue reading

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