Category Archives: Toy train chit chat

Sitting on the dock of the bay

I have been mulling over an old idea, revisited and reworked, for a few weeks. It’s by no means an original plan, I’ve attempted similar models, with varying degrees of success, in the past as have numerous other modellers. The … Continue reading

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Money grabbing bar stewards.

Originally posted on New Hey to North Ballachulish:
Ive been managing model railway shows since 1986 with a short break over the last 4 years, and am now back managing the Rochdale show where I started 32 years ago! Getting…

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Onwards and upwards

It has been quite a while since I did any work on the section of line between Rio Paleta and Cumbre. The scenery at the Rio end is partially hidden from view and, as such, has been ignored. As there … Continue reading

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FCPyF, all services suspended

Apologies for not updating my blog for a while. I’m going through a sticky patch at the moment, having lost my beloved Harvey to a mercifully short illness at the beginning of December. He was not himself on the Friday, … Continue reading

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Fruitful modelling

Clementines are in the supermarkets again so it’s time to add to the On18 module collection. With the fourth section of the planned layout I’ve used up all my Kato Unitrack for now. I’ll order some more track so that I … Continue reading

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Out and about with Allt-Na-Ballt

I was going be at this event with Allt-Na-Ballt but unforeseen circumstances now mean that I cannot attend. However, this show has consistently tabled an exceptionally good display of modelling every time I have visited or exhibited at it and … Continue reading

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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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