Category Archives: Standard gauge

N, HO, OO and O

More temptation

There is a discussion on a Facebook group about the famous Gorre and Daphetid model railroad (above) and how to model it as a microlayout. Various plans have been put forward but even in Z scale they are over four … Continue reading

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Foxbaile revisited

My tiny boxfile layout spends most of its time on a bookshelf. It’s far too small to hold much operational interest when compared to the FCPyF but it doesn’t take up much space when stood on end and goes largely … Continue reading

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Errm, EM?

No, I’m not going to start playing with smaller toy trains, or get a tweed jacket, this is just a brief diversion from my O scale narrow gauge modelling. I have made a small diorama, OK, a plinth, for my … Continue reading

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Bodging, 1:1 scale

Do you have trouble applying decals neatly? CSX BNSF Rejoice in the thought that you are not alone.

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Surprise arrival

A bit late posting this because the last two days have been a bit hectic. Completely out of the blue I received a copy of the latest MTI book on Thursday. I certainly hadn’t ordered a copy so the publisher … Continue reading

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Carl Arendt’s Small Layout Scrapbook

The current owner of carendt.com may be proposing to commercialise the website and has emailed regular readers asking for their opinions. Here is a copy of my reply to his email. Good morning Gert I am sorry to read about … Continue reading

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Easy with hindsight

Chris Thompson is considering building a OO scale version of Lyddlow Mill. He makes very kind comments about my O scale microlayout on his blog but I would suggest a few alterations to the plan, alterations that I would incorporate … Continue reading

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