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Stuck in a Siding - an 'Abandoned Miniature The outstanding tasks on the scenic test piece seen in the last two posts has now been completed, including adding my usual light wood surround from bass wood and some final adjustments to the scenery in the form of...

Cassilis Branch Terminus Update I have been slowly moving along with adding more scenery to my Cassilis station in between those other life matters...

Making Clapham Yard Usable Again It looks now like we have a continuous lighten from the southern end of Clapham Yard all the way around to The Risk...

Ferrocarril del Pacifico In 1902 the Southern Pacific, under Harriman administration, acquired the Cananea, Yaqui River and Pacific Railroad, and began construction near Guaymas, Mexico towards Guadalajara...

Model railway open at Gainsborough this Bank Holiday Weekend Model railway open at Gainsborough this Bank Holiday Weekend Market Rasen Mail Those looking for an attraction this bank holiday weekend should visit the Gainsborough Model Railway, says Society chairman Chris Wragg...

Is your goal really a gaol? There is a perception that model railways, unlike other modelling hobbies is not so much about individual models, as about layouts...

Straight Down The Middle So now the vital central window pillar is in place on the front of 150 it's time to pose the question whether we have captured the look of the real thing?...

Plumbing the cab The first one I tried wasn't man enough for the job but a change to a fresher tool allowed me to carry on even though I was using a pin vice rather than a power tool...

COMMUNITY: Gainsborough Model Railway Society Those looking for an attraction this bank holiday weekend should visit the Gainsborough Model Railway, says society chairman Chris Wragg "Our railway has something to offer for all ages...

VIDEOS: Railway model maker Les Cliff unveils miniature ... The Bolton News IN a basement beneath an old shop in the town centre, a secret world has been quietly taking shape...

Caulfield Model Railway Exhibition 2016 I made the trip down to Melbourne over the weekend to visit the Caulfield Model Railway Exhibition...

Route cards, Part 16 — model uses In recent months, I have posted a series of descriptions of route cards, on the basis of several groups of prototype cards provided by Ralph Heiss and John Holmes...

August update On the modelling front, I have been continuing EVER so slowly on PK's gas and fuel depot kits for the Club HO layout...

Sandbox handles Normally once I start sticking castings on a locomotive, the model begins to come to life, but not this time...

Save the Date: Sydney Model Railway Exhibition Save the Date: Sydney Model Railway Exhibition Toy & Hobby Retailer The diversity and quality of the entrants that make the Sydney Model Railway Exhibition one of a kind...

Refurbishing an old 4mm scale friend... Many moons ago, I wrote a blog entry about a surprise barn find and the traction engine I'd like to find within...

New Adventures In Etched Brass Pete Harvey of PH Designs pressed this fantastic kit into my hands at the Warley show a couple of years ago, but I've only just gotten around to putting it together...

Time to turn the soldering iron off After a quick wash, I couldn't resist and bit of polishing with fibreglass pencils, just to get rid of the worst of the kettle descaler experiment...

A Town Like Alice at Caulfield model railway exhibition 2016 To do something different we operated A Town Like Alice in ultra modern era with lots of GWA rolling stock...

Making a start on the left hand upper side. I was recently asked for a track plan but I thought a satellite style image was better so here it is...

Random Updates A bit of new work happening despite the lack of reporting, an HO standard gauge four-wheel wedge-plow is being built on a logging disconnect for a friends backwoods logging line...

Post show... The last time I had a chance to post on here was last Sunday and there was everything to play for...

A trip to the freight yard in the late 1970s, part I I recently purchased these slides because they reminded me of the feeling I had as a kid upon visiting the ol' freight yard...

Well and truly plastered... Life has been getting in the way of my modelling for the past few weeks, home improvements, outings, and the task of converting my vast selection of slides into digital form taking up most of my spare time...

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