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The Pips A blog about a 009 narrow gauge model of the Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Railway...

Motive Power Centre Dry Creek S.A. (The Missus is interstate still Well the Missus made the most out of her Adelaide journey with a quick trip to Dry Creek An over view of some of the Motive Power C...

Warley 2016 Warley this year was as ever, very busy and of course, I didn't really get the chance to have a look around much during the weekend, ...

I like augers (Part I I like augers for model railroads. They can credibly give you a reason to spot a lot of hoppers without the need for a large structure. Further, it mimics what goes on in the real world. Here are...

Electrical wars. Part 12: new turnout parts In the preceding post, Part 11, I described the electrical problems which can arise with an old Shinohara turnout, and a variety of ways to ...

Another look at point rodding, part 1 Its almost two years since I installed Wills point rodding on the old layout, but since then Modelu have arrived on the scene with a ra...

Inspiration and a clear path A blog about model railroading - specifically prototype modeling in HO scale in the steam-to-diesel transition era.

Making a stand part 2 - Painting and finishing. Speed being of the essence with this project, I decided to spray paint the MDF. A quick coat of Halfords grey primer was followed by a t...

Inspiration #2, and Authenticity from Warley From the earlier post from-warley you could almost think I’ve gone all Southern returning to my roots and all that stuff! Well fear not, the Forest of Dean is still very much in my thoughts r...

Ruston Proctor in 009: 3D designed core... My Ruston Proctor project made some more progress, I've really made some progress, and it's looking really promising...

December Website Cover Features my Misterton Station layout. This month also sees the relaunch of my website. Graphically it is slightly different and the uni...

String 'Em Up A blog about a 009 narrow gauge model of the Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Railway...

Making a stand part 1 - Cutting MDF Part of the Warley display was to be the series of models I built for the "Wagon in every scale" series in BRM. Showing these off ...

THE MODEL SHOW 10/11 Dec 2016 - Model Rail Forum Model Rail Portal & Community Forum featuring News, Reviews, Building and Collecting. Helpful Model Rail Resources, Links & Shopping.

Inspiration from Warley #1 Well if you read the interweb too much it’ll range from, it’s too crowded there’s nothing to see there what’s all the fuss about, through to it’s the best...

Wordless Wednesday #17 This web site is for information, stories, how-to's and other things relating to my model railroad, featuring the rail lines in and around St. Johnsbury, Vermont circa 1980. The model railroad features the Maine Central,

Uckfield Show 2016 A little while back - well, 6 weeks ago - I went to the Uckfield Model Railway Exhibition. This, as I discovered a few years ago, is always ...

SP's Instruction to Station Agents, Part 2 In Part 1 on this topic, I showed the appearance of the SP’s Circular 39-1, issued by the Accounting Department to all agents (you can read ...

Stretched look to new style Northern railway tickets THEY say that some inventions are so perfect that there is no point in updating them but that hasn't stopped the arrival of a new-style of train ticket from Northern.

Warley, grrr and other things I went to the Warley MRC show at the NEC in Birmingham this last weekend to work on the F&WHR stand, it is a publicity thing but we sell a p...

Warehouse Wednesday: High Wycome Part 2, Fire Escapes While at High Wycome, I took the opportunity to take photos of the fire escapes decorating the outside of the warehouses. These are esse...

G'day USA Cranking over the 100K on the hit counter was a milestone. But keeping my eye on the meter showed it raising at a great rate of knots. As...

After the epic sports hiatus. "With the breaking of the long suffering premiership drought together with the time honoured spring racing carnival on top of the bride ab...

Hundreds flock to Model Railway Show OVER 300 railway enthusiasts attended Westbury’s 17th annual Model Railway Show last month, some coming from as far as America. During the show, Rod Towler was presented with The Gauge 0 Guild's Order of Merit. This wa

Back To The Floor After taking the best part of a fortnight to cast another batch of wagon kits to resupply our friends at Narrow Planet I've been able to resume work on 125...

Softening PVA glue joints Losing 2mm from a pieces of MDF is some serious sanding and almost impossible to achieve accurately without mechanical help...

Shapeways 3D Printing Sale - Best sale ever! I received an email tonight at 10:40pm from Shapeways announcing a sale for 'Cyber Monday', must be a USA thing...

Lost pliers. Found. Over 20 years ago, I bought this set of pliers when replacing my tools after a theft...

A top idea Building the highest point of ‘Dales Peak’ With the support structure finished for the highest point of ‘Dales Peak’, I’ve gone on to cut the baseboards for this area. After the recent change...

November update With only 89 days left before the Lincoln Show I feel the scenery is now at a stage where I should move onto other things...

SP's Instructions to Station Agents, Part 1 Probably every railroad issued instructions of various kinds to station agents...

Warley 2016 Grab Shots #2 In partnership with Rapido, Model Rail is looking for expressions of interest from those intere...

Finished Fishing Boat... As you know I tried to build the whole project in one weekend, whilst my wife Jak was working last weekend...

Exhibiting Creech Bottom at Rainhill... James Sent from my iPhone...

Epic Fail! With my next Operating Session approaching, I should try and find some time, to give the complete layout a run and fine tune the bits of track that I have adjusted since the last mid-year Operating Session...

Finger Gauge You may have noticed I've made a lot of posts on the blog recently...

Warley 2016 Grab Shots #1 This entry was posted in 2016 , Bachmann , blog , blogging , Branch Line , British Rail , dapol , DCC , dcc sound , Eastern Region , Exhibition , finescale , flying scotsman , Great Western , HO, hobbies , Hornby...

122 Upgrade Fitting proper-sized modern FR bogies to all the modern carriages is going to be a long-term project, but Himself has begun with one of the carriages that shows them off to advantage - Stefco's one-off 122...

This Afternoon This afternoon, Craig joined me in running the sequence of events that constituted the operating session I had posted the previous time...

Track Laying almost done I've had a bit of a track laying spurt over the last few months, the track for my version of Dunedoo is now laid, the servo point motors have been installed and the track from Dunedoo to Binnaway is laid, I do have...

Seen at Warley OK, it's late and I'm tired, but here's a selection of goodies spotted at Warley on Saturday...

Fremo Let's take a little look at a modular layout system that's popular in Europe...

Warley 2016 Cracking day out, If you needed a second look or you missed it, I did a short little film for you...

A brief update... Well I've finally got around to removing some of the old Wills point rodding, and the ground has been prepared for its replacement...

Royston and District Model Railway Club steams ahead with 30th year exhibition in Bassingbourn Model railway enthusiasts flocked to Bassingbourn Village College at the weekend for the Royston and District Model Railway Club’s biggest ever exhibition.

High Wycombe & District MRS open day 2016 High Wycombe & District MRS can be found at the top of a large warehouse 5 minutes stroll from the town's main shopping centre...

A bakery comes to the Rails West layout, part II Stores in the Carrizo Valley and the nearby region will no longer have only older bread from a far away, big city...

Fence Line Advances As well as painting the Observation Car 150 and upgrading the bogies of some of the older carriages he has also been spending some time in the garage inserting more fence posts on the layout...

Islington Railway Workshops Recently my missus went to Adelaide for an engagement party and while she was there she managed to squeeze in a couple of sneaky train hunts, while North of the City...

Packing up for Warley That is unless I've wandered off to find cake or even look at some model railways...

Oxford Rail North British Jubilee Wagon Until recently, there have never been any mainstream ready to run locomotives or stock suitable for the pre-group modeller of the Highland. Whilst there remains nothing that emanated out of Lochgo...

Electrical wars, Part 11: better power routing In my Electrical Wars series of posts, one subject has been old Shinohara turnouts, which over the years have become unreliable in power routing...

Palmer, Mass. Yard diagram A blog about model railroading - specifically prototype modeling in HO scale in the steam-to-diesel transition era...

Creech Bottom Works - 'Booths Siding' layout... I picked up the points required for the plan shown above at the show...

Vulcan 558 Another Class 37 project is complete - with some innovative transfers employed...

Location, Location, Location The new narrow gauge layout situated on the far South Coast of New South Wales is located in a similar area to its predecessor which was standard gauge...

Scott's hand Scott Tracey, as any fule kno, is the pilot of Thunderbird 1 in the famous Gerry Anderson TV series and films...

Taking a look back at my layout While I have a TON of "real world" things to be thankful for this week, I also have some fun, train related items to be very thankful for...

A bakery comes to the Rails West layout As numerous past posts would suggest, I am a fan of bakeries on layouts...

Phew The good news is that I finished the ballasting yesterday, the bad news is that I ran out of the 'mainline' one I was using so I finished the last bit off with the more sandy stuff I used for the station area...

Exhibition of trains is a model event Exhibition of trains is a model event Pendle Today A marvellous time was had by all who climbed aboard Pendle Forest Model Railway Society's annual exhibition...

Ship Ahoy! In spite of having a perfectly good modelling project to be getting on with I have a habit of trying to stay a step ahead of the game in terms of where my larger layout project is heading...

Wordless Wednesday, Dapol’s 08 Visit the post for more...

Now For The Tricky Bit Just like with the Welsh Highland carriages Bodysgallen and Glaslyn, Himself will be using the waterslide sheets produced by Fox Transfers for 4mm scale standard gauge Pullman carriages which are about the closest...

Warehouse Wednesday: High Wycombe Part 1 Admittedly, a slightly run down one on one side, but brilliant nevertheless...

Ready for the NEC Click to enlarge! Just doing final bits to Brew Street for the NEC...

Railway modellers chuffed with top award Railway modellers chuffed with top award Falmouth Packet The Helston & Falmouth Model Railway Club has scooped another award for one of its layouts at a national exhibition...

Brick Work The pace of this project seems to have taken off in the last few weeks...

A bit of history on the shed floor Winter means less food for birds so it's time to get the feeders out of the shed...

Mass weathering... Text to follow James Sent from my iPhone...

Barclayfication in 009: before and after... James Sent from my iPhone...

Ruston Proctor in 006.5... James Sent from my iPhone...

Barclayfication: ready for a crew... Text to follow James Sent from my iPhone...

Waybills, Part 56: a Western Pacific shipper guide I have often discussed and described railroad-issued Shipper Guides or Shipper Directories in this blog...

I hate ballasting I hate ballasting, however I decided that this layout would have at least an attempt at ballast and not just my usual plaster sloshed about...

Tracking success at model railway exhibition All aboard! A model railway exhibition in Workington proved that you’re never too old to play with toy trains.

Future of Petworth twinning group could be under threat The railway was started by a father and carried on by his son over many years...

Thoughts on a Shunting Session Below is a depiction of the layout with some industries which can be shunted on local Pilot jobs...

The Wire The first section to be tackled - at the back of the layout on the run down past Bron Hebog Crossing - has had the posts painted and some representation of the wire added...

Cheer up chaps! Opening up the local free paper, there was a really well done spread on the model boat show...

Photo from Facebook November 20, 2016 at 01:46PM As we enter the holiday season, all the best from my family to yours! May it be peaceful and joyful...

Fishing Boat Update... Well here is where I got to on the challenge I gave myself to build a Scalescenes fishing boat in two days...

Two Steps Forward... I completed the paintwork on the second of the two cut-down Avalon Line coaches that I acquired recently...

Mmmm... I spent a happy hour arranging and re-arranging some left over buildings and basic scenic ideas yesterday...

Scunthorpe Model Railway Show The Scunthorpe & District Model Railway Show is in town this weekend. Young and old have been visiting Sunshine Hall, Ashby High Street, to take a look at the models on show and enjoy...

Finishing Some Things Off I will check how well the ballast dried later during the week and may give all the areas another soaking of watered down white glue...

J Parker & Sons Photos Here are a few photos that show the final result of some details and weeds...

International Model Boat Show 2016 What can I say this year? There were lots and lots of model boats, quite a few of which I'd not seen before...

Cool books on western shortlines I have been enjoying some great books from an author that was new to me, Jeff Moore...

Fishing Boat... Nowhere exotic, just a trip away with my wife Jak to Peterborough for her work...

Armidale Convention and a Shift in Time Christine and I have just returned from our journey up to Armidale from southern Sydney...

A Critical Decision Over the past 5 years, as I've worked on my current layout Morpeth, I've had one scenic element in mind as the item I most wanted to include...

Roundy roundy As mentioned in the last post I've started a little roundy roundy layout using Minitrains new track system...

Drop-in wheel conversion for Farish 64xx Pannier Tank The Farish 64xx Pannier Tank is the latest model to have a drop-in wheel conversion kit...

First Wash A couple of days ago I showed you a picture of the new Observation Car 150 being primed, now Himself has made rapid progress on painting it...

Model railway event this weekend The world of model railways will be brought to life at an exhibition in Workington this weekend.

Real, not plastic, classic cars Sadly, when I got to Birmingham New Street, all services in that direction were cancelled due to a broken down train at Smethwick Rolfe Street...

Grubby loco Now the exams are over for a while, but Beautiful Wife and daughter are off visiting family for the week so very little modelmaking can take place. In a classic case of optimism winning over realit...

Millbrook Model Railway Show Millbrook Model Railway Show Daily Echo Millbrook Model Railway Show featuring 12 various gauge model railway layouts, working demonstrations, 9 Traders and refreshments...

Millbrook Model Railway Show on 19 November at 10:00 Millbrook Model Railway Show on 19 November at 10:00 Hampshire Chronicle Millbrook Model Railway Show featuring 12 various gauge model railway layouts, working demonstrations, 9 Traders and refreshments...

St Albans South Signal Box Public Open Days 2017 We shall be very happy to see you during 2017 - Don't forget: ENTRY IS FREE!...

Waybills, Part 55: article in The Dispatcher's Office I wrote this article to update and clarify waybill design and use, in the way I currently practice these matters...

November iPhone Video Update Another quick iPhone video of the November progress on the layout...

Talking Toads... When I returned to the world of 4mm scale modelling after many years in the wilderness, Airfix and Mainline had just arrived on the scene...

Small tasks I have been doing a number of smaller tasks over the past few weeks...

Wagon loads I wouldn't say that it's a hate, but I don't like to see layouts full of empty wagons...

DC sound surprise At first, I think it's broken but all of a sudden, the model starts making noise...

Of Ghosts and Paper Buildings I finally got around to making my Soyokaze Temple Ghost! It was an interesting process...

Sankei Kit Building: Advances in the Hobby Little things are making these Sankei model kits much easier to put together...

Dibs and Dabs of Items I've spent a little time on some detail items on the layout...

Cumbrian rail history group celebrates 40 years Acting chairman Philip Tuer and publications manager Mike Peascod described how it all got started in 1976...

Just A Scenic Break? I took a big step in the final stages of my J Parker & Sons junk yard tonight by running a base layer of scenery up to the building...

Throwback Thursday No, me neither, but two weeks ago there was a weighty arrival at the yard in the form of the newly released Dapol 08 in O Gauge...

Properly Parallel? Having completed the ends with my best guesstimate of their respective widths there was no reason to delay gluing it together and see whether I ended up with parallel carriage body or not...

Railway club celebrates golden area with anniversary exhibition ... The Oxford Times IT WAS all aboard for rail enthusiasts at the weekend as a model railway club celebrated its 50th anniversary...

Kato point switching At the time I built it, Kato points were a bit of a mystery...

Wordless Wednesday #138 A blog about model railroading - specifically prototype modeling in HO scale in the steam-to-diesel transition era...

Westbury model railway show chugs along nicely Westbury model railway show chugs along nicely This Is Wiltshire IT was full steam ahead at the West Wilts Gauge 0 Group's annual model railway show as hundreds flocked to the Westbury exhibition last Saturday...

Railway club celebrates golden area with anniversary exhibition ... Oxford Mail IT WAS all aboard for rail enthusiasts at the weekend as a model railway club celebrated its 50th anniversary...

Running in board Preferably not more than four letters to make it easier to shuffle bits of plastic around...

Festival will celebrate the railways of Strathearn during the golden age of steam Festival will celebrate the railways of Strathearn during the golden age of steam The Courier Saturday September 2 would be the main day with stallholders, all manner of museum, photograph and staff displays,...

Warehouse Wednesday: Loading dock 2 Something like this if you look at Merlin Archery's factory in Loughborough...

In Print Part 1 of my little microwave sized nano-trainset has just appeared in Dec 2016 Model Rail magazine...

Choosing a model car fleet, Part 15: tank car issues In the previous post, Part 14 of this series about my selection of model cars of various types to create the model freight car fleet I need for my layout, I added to earlier comments on tank cars...

A Job for Grandpa This post is somewhat off topic as it doesn't deal directly with modelling on Philip's Creek...

Cornering The process of fitting the our new full-sized FR bogies to the Superbarn fleet is complete so a test run was in order...

Barrel alignment When putting the barrels into the large ones, he discovered that the locating spigots on the back were in the wrong place and removed them...

Pempoul This was for two reasons: firstly to try and encourage a close friend, who is trying to make a start in the hobby, in making a decision about what to build; secondly to see Gordon and Maggie Gravett's Pempoul...

Model citizens converge on Elgin Model citizens converge on Elgin Press and Journal The RAF Kinloss model railway club exhibited a detailed re-imagining of a line from the 1950s...

Tolworth 2016 A year has slipped past, and once again I scrounged a lift off Derek Atfield to pay a visit to the Tolworth Showtrain exhibition. And once again I nearly didn’t go – it was a foul wet...

Mini Phil This is interesting because the Modelu prints aren't the most detailed figures available in this scale...

Model railway enthusiasts flock to Highbridge train show Model railway enthusiasts flock to Highbridge train show Burnham-On-Sea A model railway show made a return to Highbridge at the weekend when scores of train-themed attractions went on display...

The bend A Tiny Signs road bend sign was made up giving a splash of colour to the bridge: the card sign, a bit of rod and an etched triangle...

Barclayfication in 009: lining... I've applied the lining to one side, using Fox N gauge BR mixed traffic transfers and they are pretty fiddly...

Diorama Update... I will share in a later post, how I found to do a few of the techniques ie: roads, grass and ballast...

Updating Old Web Site Most of my online postings have been here on this blog, as well as some posts on my Facebook group , as well as a few posts to the railroad-line.com forum...

Exmoor on Tour Unfortunately I have not had a chance to give my Exmoor 0-6-2T 'St Edwin' a real run since it was completed in the summer, largely as 'Shifting Sands' has remained in storage...

Choosing a model car fleet, Part 14: more on tank cars The present post is an extension of the earlier post on the tank car part of the fleet, which was in the list just cited...

The Atlantic Coast Express Railway modelling is a craft that fuels the creative needs of the soul...

Split Ends The carriage ends are normally quite simple but 125 requires a bit more brainpower because they are not identical...

2016 New England Model Railway Convention I am trying to make these exact bridge pillars for my Upper Richmond River crossing at Kyogle...

Plastic soldiers Today it seems appropriate to show a couple of Airfix soldiers I painted this week...

Barclayfication in 009: primed and ready for paint... Next up I'll be adding a coat of black paint before lining is applied but I'm very happy so far, it's really looking the part...

Blue skies for Alice Springs So with the help of Helen we now have a new sky blue backdrop for The train room...

Finishing up the cake at Crich Early November isn't the ideal time to visit the National Tramway Museum, high up in the Derbyshire countryside...

And now in colour... Having restarted this project several times over, I found myself in possesion of several half built locomotive bodies, and this week I decided to find something use...

Containers and other things I picked up a few Parkside container wagon kits at Scaleforum and over the last week or 2 I have been putting them together...

More frustrations from a different source. A slightly frustrating visit to the club on the 22nd of October...

More mk1s As coach building continues for New Street, much of it is more of the same and to some extent so is this Another Bachmann mk1, fitted with replica bogies and the usual details...

Editor – BRM Media jobs We are recruiting for the position of Editor of BRM magazine...

It's a sign I was rummaging around for couplings when I spied this at the bottom of the drawer - or to be precise a bit of printed card...

For those who gave Visit the post for more...

Operation Observation Undercoat If building 150 from scratch was a daunting prospect then so must painting it - more accurately lining it out afterwards...

Boat show this weekend Strictly speaking, I'm only doing them on Sunday, but I'll be a visitor today and heading to the IPMS show at Telford on Saturday...

Ditch or Leat ?... Earlier this year I was out and about with my camera looking for features to model, and came across this ditch, which isn't far from where we live...

Model makers chuffed at success of railway exhibition Model makers chuffed at success of railway exhibition View News THE Weymouth Model Railway Association hosted their annual exhibition at Wey Valley School with 30 layouts from model railway clubs and enthusiasts...

Wigan - slight return After the madness of getting Underhill Town ready in a huge rush and so working every spare minute on railways I was ready for a break from it and had a pile of other thing building up which required my attention,...

Focusing Yesterday saw quite a bit of time spent pondering the next moves...

A Quick Progress Shot Visit the post for more...

Odd modelling idea #96 I don't think I've done this one before! From the Daily Telegraph and CNN Main road swallowed up as huge sinkhole collapses in centre of Japanese city Residents of a...

Horsepower, a new cab and finished N gauge in BRM Some projects ideas take a while to develop into the models that will appear on the pages of the magazine you buy...

Austrains Lhg Guards Van I have never been happy with the roof on this model maybe I'm picky but it just didn't look right...

Wordless, or rather, Costless, Wednesday The release introduces a new railway modelling magazine set for release at Warley in a few weeks time...

Appearance of PFE reefers, Part 3 In two previous posts, I raised and commented on the issue of PFE car appearance at particular periods, with emphasis on the car washing which PFE conducted into the 1950s...

Things to do with the kids in Belfast and beyond this weekend, November 12-13 Organised by the Friends of Cultra, this event takes place within the Transport Museum...

Fresh from the factory Here is a photo of our Wheels of Time 62-ft Gunderson Bulkhead Flatcar in Cotton Belt markings...

Spalding Model Railway Exhibition Spalding Model Railway Exhibition Spalding Guardian To be held at Springfields Events Centre in Spalding this Saturday and Sunday , there will be a large number of layouts and traders as well as demonstrations in...

What a better way to spend time off pt2 I finally got a decent shot of NR27 in the newer Indian Pacific...

Two More For The Fleet The two most recently-built B wagons have been varnished and are ready for service...

Warehouse Wednesday: Weighbridge hut Found on the Quorn station site of the Great Central Railway, it's a classic weighbridge hut...

Mechs Crash Through My Layout! GUNDAM has been a fave of mine for ages...

Peckett in 009: ready for weathering... This has been a real labour of love but the Fox N gauge lining transfers do make something like this a lot easier...

Model railway fun to help Rodington Village Hall Model railway fans came together to show off their set ups at a twelfth annual exhibition.

Station building 2 Drainpipes and chimney to do...

What a better way to spend time off SSR CEY006 and Freightliners GL112/G535 and G533 sitting in...

Agricultural merchant's warehouse They are rather thick so I fitted sliding doors on the outside to conceal the thickness...

Incoming beach buggy! A few years ago, at Stanford Hall VW show, I spotted an unbuilt Airfix 1/32nd beach buggy kit for £15...

November 2016 photo update I managed to get a little time in on my layout over the weekend and it felt great...

Trio Of Tractors Three different Class 37s in progress, each with a contemporary relevance...

Some of the stunning and intricate pieces have taken years to create It’s time to get aboard with John Conway and all of the members at Renfrewshire Model Railway Club.

Middle Door So, I plucked up the courage to slice the other side of 125 almost in two, except for a sliver of a cantrail along the top...

Car colours I have several pet hates when it comes to model road vehicles...

Dave Brewer Challenge - Tuning Fork Layouts In my post about EXPO-NG last week I missed out a substantial section of the exhibition, the Dave Brewer Challenge layouts...

Triang Once in a while I shuffle a few things up and down on the Art of Compromise...

Appearance of PFE reefers, Part 2 In the previous post about Pacific Fruit Express cars, I showed a couple of examples of PFE cars, both clean and dirty...

Grubbing Up First stage of weathering up the Model Rail limited edition USA tank...

Buy and Sell Bargains Today quite a few people went to the Buy and Sell at the RMCQ Clubrooms at Brendale...

Leo and Bantam in print I need some loco power for the forthcoming Warley exhibition at which I'll be showing Owen's Bridge...

Stuttering progress and the next project How often do we all say that? With two weekends away visiting friends and family along with a number of week nights spent away with work, progress almost ground to a stand still on Tredethy Wharf...

Finished Low Relief Hotel I know I said it was to be a project for when I was at work on a weekend but, it was just sat in a box on the window sill above my desk and it was screaming at me to finish it...

Packing away of Silk Mill model railway 'terrible loss to Derby Hundreds of visitors made their way to the Silk Mill Museum in Derby this weekend to see the final celebratory run of its model railway before it was packed up for FOUR years. Vic Lee,...

The 'Chard Shunter' at Misterton 1960 Railway modelling is a craft that fuels the creative needs of the soul...

Combwich Box A little signal box I knocked up in the very early 1980's from plastic card, bits of card and some clear packaging...

Marching On If there is any job more boring that ballasting on a layout could fence post installation be a contender?...

Expo Narrow Gauge 2016 The model is still no more than some nice ideas, a load of research and a few handmade points...

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Where we were last month... After some heavy-duty thinking out, I've finally managed to reach three weeks ago, although hopefully this time with a locomotive that doesn't lean sideways, fall off the track, or othe...

Wycrail Model Railway Exhibition Wycrail Model Railway Exhibition Buckinhamshire Free Press The Wycrail exhibition is organised by the High Wycombe and District Model Railway Society that has been one of the leading model railway societies in the...

Say goodbye to model railway before it's gone for four years The Silk Mill Museum in Derby is putting on one final celebratory run of its 'massively important' model railway this weekend before it is packed up for four years. The building is undergoing a...

J Parker & Sons The work I've been able to get done on the foundry building has been slow but progress has proceeded never-the-less...

Peckett in 009: more lining... I've now completed the panel lining on the cab side and saddle tank, painted the inside of the cab and the metal parts...

The December issue of AMRM is at the printer. The digital version of AMRM is due for release by Zinio on Wednesday 16 November...

Shower stripping Anyway, a local plumber had replaced it by the end of the day for a very modest £150...

Stevenage & District - Social Evening If you are free and in the area, you will be made welcome!...

Backscene... Well as you can see the new backscene is in place, its the same one that I used last time, and has been modified in the same manner by cutting most of the foreground away...

Open-car loads: weight Instead, I mean recognizing the weight that a load would have as a prototype load...

Liss Model Railway Club open day News Clanfield Post LISS Model Railway Club held a public open day at Liss Village Hall last Friday...

Liss Model Railway Club open day Liss Model Railway Club open day Horndean Post LISS Model Railway Club held a public open day at Liss Village Hall last Friday...

Full Circle Therefore it took only a week from him being press-ganged into purchasing some pre-loved lengths of PECO OO at the local exhibition to The Trainee being presented with his first proper train set...

Barcoola MKIII its all Dougs Fault! Doug suggested, why not just replace the boards instead of rebuilding?...

Majestic range and sailing duration I have the chance to buy at a good price the thunder tiger majestic trawler...

Wordless Wednesday #137 A blog about model railroading - specifically prototype modeling in HO scale in the steam-to-diesel transition era...

More awesome baggage-horse cars While it's true that you won't see most of the undercarriage details of these horse cars unless you pick it up...

Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust launch 2017 calendar Shrewsbury Railway Heritage Trust launch 2017 calendar shropshirelive.com The calendar will be on sale priced £5, at the Trust's OO-Gauge Model Railway Exhibition being held between 10am and 3pm; on Saturday 19th...

Peckett in 009: lining started... Now we're not talking a simple lining scheme here with just rectangles on the tank and lower cab sides, no that would be far too easy, no here we're talking a full Peckett lining scheme!...

Chris Marshall: Very few good reasons for integration of railway policing Among the major constitutional issues presided over by the Smith Commission, the devolving of railway policing to the Scottish Parliament was a mere footnote...

The Patch An interesting part of the Los Angeles railway system was 'The Patch', an industrial area near downtown Los Angeles, served by the Santa Fe...

Warehouse Wednesday: A tale of two water towers Last week, I amused you with a photo showing a special cinema...

NSWGR Fettlers Cottage HO Model for Cassilis I have been working on a 3D print of a NSWGR Fettlers Cottage for some time for my Cassilis branchline terminus station...

Change in Ownership Andy Chapman and Nigel Dickinson On 1st November 2016, Nigel Dickinson and I agreed that for Sentinel 7109's future, it would be best if I continued as sole owner...

Liss Model Railway Club open day News Petersfield Post LISS Model Railway Club held a public open day at Liss Village Hall last Friday...

Liss Model Railway Club open day Liss Model Railway Club open day Bordon Post LISS Model Railway Club held a public open day at Liss Village Hall last Friday...

From the S.P. Bulletin: Baggage-Horse Cars Bulletin for your reading enjoyment!...

Full steam ahead for model railway show Full steam ahead for model railway show White Horse News The West Wiltshire Gauge O Group will be holding its 17th annual model railway show on Saturday 12th November at The Paragon Hall on Haynes Road...

Renfrewshire Model Railway Club exhibition weekend at Johnstone Town Hall Renfrewshire Model Railway Club exhibition weekend at Johnstone Town Hall Renfrewshire 24 News Renfrewshire Model Railway Club are hosting a model railway exhibition in Johnstone Town Hall on the weekend of the 12...

Hole In The Middle After a break of a few weeks I've picked up where I left off on the service car 125...

November Website Cover Noteworthy BR Trains on the West of England Mainline #6 United Dairies Milk Train Notable freight traffic included milk tanker trains destined for London from United Dairies at Semley and Chard Junction and the...

Get on track for exhibition's final run Get on track for exhibition's final run Derbyshire Times Join Derby Museums at The Silk Mill on Saturday, November 5, for the final run of their model railway before it is carefully packaged away for temporary...

Planning the next part Well firstly thanks to viewers who visited over the many years since March 2009 when this blog started to record the history of South Coast Rail...

009 loco couplings I very much enjoyed your article in the October BRM regarding the freelanced OO9 engine...

First look at our ATSF and C&O Horse Express Cars Here are samples of our Horse Express cars that is in the works...

Appearance of PFE refrigerator cars Today being Halloween in the United States, I thought a post with an orange and black color scheme would be appropriate...

Praise for rail work in Inverclyde Praise for rail work in Inverclyde Greenock Telegraph THE imaginative work of Inverclyde groups was highlighted in a Scottish Parliament debate about 'adopting' railway stations...

This is the end... This seemingly never ending cycle is because I'm making a dozen m...

Barclayfication and Peckett one picture updates... The 'Barclayfication' kit for the Minitrains Boehler is progressing...

Bachmann Wickham Railcar Bachmann's 4mm scale model of a Wickham Railcar is something I've been looking forward to since it was announced years ago...

EXPO NG 2016 - The Layouts Thakeham ran without problems, which is always a relief, and received many nice comments...

A bit of green Gradually creeping along the board with a bit of green...

Southport Model Railway Society to hold family train show ... Southport Visiter Thomas the Tank Engine will be making an appearance...

1955, somewhere in North London In my travels, I have managed to blag an invite to see Bob How's developing model of King's Cross and portions of the Great Northern's main line in north London...

Easing Myself Back Into It On early Saturday morning I went over to the AMRA Queensland clubrooms as they were holding a Buy and Sell table sales event...

Other exhibits at ExpoNG 2016... The show at Swanley in Kent this year was good with a variety of scales and topics modelled, probably my favourite show for a while but that might be because James helped us out behind the scenes so we managed to...

Farm Garden Despite a multitude of distractions Himself has made some good progress on the garden around the Cwm Cloch farmhouse, the most obvious of which are the pair of trees...

Exhibiting at ExpoNG 2016... Both our micro layouts performed faultlessly and got a lot of admiring glances and questions and I loved launching two new kits at the show from my EuroNG brand through Narrow Planet...

Meet Holly the seahound This is because the range is designed for model aircraft where weight is a vital consideration...

Colchester Model Railway Show Colchester MRC Exhibition Where: Colchester County High School for Girls, Norman Way, Colchester, CO3 3US...

The green, green, grass of home... Well here we are back on Blogger, and my experiment with Wordpress is over...

Waihao Forks: Interlude Am_Fet pulls out the "Prototype for Everything" file and recites...

Large Scale Model Aircraft, Gaydon, 2016 Organised by the Large Model Association, as the escalator delivers you to the upper floor, the first model on show is a quarter scale Argentinian Pucara...

Power! I won't show you that, because I'm no ambassador of layout electrics...

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