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Tuesday Photo Click for a bigger view 44417 carefully propels a rake of empties up the gradient in to Polbrook Gurney Colliery. Note the ancient tip...

Tooled up for O gauge locos For a magazine project, I needed some loco tools. Looking around, there is a fair bit of choice but these are the two packs I ended up with...

Photo from Facebook February 27, 2017 at 08:03PM As promised, the proceeds from the sale of some of my excess equipment have financed my foray into the HOn3 world of the Colorado narrow gauge. Stay tuned for the Rio Grande Southern First District ca. 1938-1945! By the way, ...

Let there be headlights One of the diesel kits I have has a hole at each end for headlights, it seems a shame not to have a go at making them work, so I ordered a p...

Toy Fair report in RMMR Last month I headed down to the London Toy Fair, and the report I wrote from this can be found in the latest issue of Railway Magazine g...

005 The Smart Industry X-Change System (SIXS) - 01 Walthers Cornerstone Tank Car Oil Loading Platform 933-304 I recently purchased Walthers Cornerstone Tank Car Oil Loading Platform 933-304 to be used on the chemical plant. I'll probably add another...

94xx Tank – Thoughts On The Footplate With the chassis complete and test fitted thoughts turn to the footplate. Left hand side. One little point to mention, I mounted the valve gear rivet backwards on the coupling rods as the hollow ap...

Project 17 - First Tree Grown The land behind the retaining wall is Northbrook Cemetery with a few mature trees near the retaining wall. Whether or not I place grave head...

Hull Test This past week I was away from home four of last six nights so modelling time was restricted so the progress I’ve made has been startling considering this restriction. When I got some time at...

Another prototypical Minories….. Reading the July 2011 Railway Modeller, I came across another ‘almost’ Minories design, and a very attractive one at that. This is the ex-LSWR station of Windsor and Eton Riverside. W...

Narrow Gauge Southwest 2017 - Not so small but delightful! Shepton Mallett is a bit of a trek for me, but the promise of 75 little layouts in one place made me think it was worth the early start...

004 The Smart Industry X-Change System (SIXS) - Sidekick A sidekick is a part of the benchwork that attached to a stable base. Usually it only has two legs and just extends the layout in another d...

The Speedwitch freight car books The title refers to a series of books published by Speedwitch Media, Ted Culotta’s company, with the series title Focus on Freight Cars. Th...

Load Trials Load trials, more on that a bit later. To get to the point of conducting a load trial recently I have fitted the baseboard top to the sectio...

Ahead of its time? Dug this late 1970s Airfix 14xx out the other day. I recall it was one of my first weathering exercises around 1980 using airbrushing and dr...

Saturday Film Club: Re-use a monorail track Aerotrain was a French hovertrain project developed from 1965 to 1977 designed by Jean Bertin. Sadly, his death and the adoption of ...

Card work Now that I’ve finished making a locomotive, it is probably a good idea to make something for it to pull, this being its purpose in life. Long suffering readers will know of my fascination wit...

Delta Contraband I'm back from Utah! Did you miss me? I had great fun finding out that my ex-wife has filled my full model shop with all my other stuff. T...

Morpeth’s Big Day Out Last weekend came the time to bite the bullet and move Morpeth to its new home. A relatively hot real estate market has resulted in the sale of my current home (after the place being on the market...

Full steam ahead for King’s Lynn club at open day Members of King’s Lynn Model Railway Club welcomed about 200 people to an open day last weekend to learn more about what they do.

Royal Scotsman Prestige observation car provides a challenge. I've spent the last two weeks working on an interesting vehicle in the luxury Belmond ...

Wordless Wednesday #148 A blog about model railroading - specifically prototype modeling in HO scale in the steam-to-diesel transition era.

Tank car loading platforms, Part 3 In Part 1 of this series of blog posts, I introduced my project of building two tank car loading or unloading platforms, using as a starting...

Bil and Scotts most excellent adventure part 1 Hi All, It's the first time I had an international trip with Bill, and what a blast it was! Most excellent. We were targeting the smaller r...

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