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Dyfrdwy Tramway: steam in the garden… A lovely sunny day here in the Dee valley, and so with a quiet day planned an opportunity to get the live steam out in the garden. This is…

K40 in 7/8ths: More detail… With the basic box of the K40 assembled I've begun adding the detail… The bonnet front and rear bonnet doors are off to be etched, a…

Tips from an inspirational model railway The back story and techniques Ben Alder uses in the construction of his stunning Far North Line model railway layout. From Model Railwy, the multi-award winning model railway blog.

Seguin mayor questions funding Parry Sound museum, decision postponed THE ISSUE — Regional museum awaits funds THE IMPACT — Museum pulling on credit to bridge the gap.

L-Cut Creative 2-tier paint tray I like toolboxes and spotted this nice little paint organiser on the L-Cut Creative stand at Doncaster. £7.99 buys an easy to assemble kit for a 2-level tray. All the parts are laser cut from plywood. This has a slightly rough surface and benefitted from sanding on the faces to smooth things off.

Airbrush Buyer's Guide With the first instalment of Model Rail's Skills Station appearing in the latest issue, the basics of how airbrushes work is explained in detail. To coincide, I thought I'd offer readers a list of the best airbrushes that I've come across over the past few decades.

Refreshing the layout There is something I always think about - but often fail to act on - before operating sessions. It has to do with the state of the layout scenery.

Painting big people A little bit of catch-up on my workbench. Needing some figures for my railcar build in Garden Rail, I dug out some old Modeltown mouldings. They are a bit crude, but were fine for sitting inside a sealed coach. Not all of them were needed though so this mum and daughter were left over.

N Scale compared - can you see the difference between 1:150 or 1:160 buildings? N Scales compared, what's the difference between American and Japanese N scale buildings - includings photos.

Ford Ltl9000 Powerplant As mentioned previously, I've been tasked with building a number of 1:24 truck kits, which is providing an interesting diversion from my usual railway work. One such truck has a very American flavour, being a handsome Ford LTL9000, based on an Italeri kit, but with lots of super-detailing work being lavished on the engine and chassis.

R2D2 has legs! All the issue of the R2D2 partwork having been delivered, my Dad has been cracking on with the build. As you can see, the little droid now enjoys a full set of legs and quite a bit of wiring. He's no lightweight either, already weighing a couple of pounds.

Photos: Model rail show attracts train enthusiasts to Highbridge Model railway enthusiasts and train lovers in the Burnham-On-Sea area flocked to a special exhibition in the town over the weekend. The second annual 'Gauge 0 Model Railway Exhibition', presented by Sedgemoor Gauge 0 Group, was held at King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge on Saturday 16th February and Sunday 17th February 2019.

Milton Keynes Model Railway Society celebrates its 50th anniversary Read the latest Anglia stories, Milton Keynes Model Railway Society celebrates its 50th anniversary on ITV News, videos, stories and all the latest Anglia news.

Doncaster 2019 Another Vlog - but this one's a bit longer and a little more polished because I made it for work. If you are signed up for the BRM Express newsletter, you'd have seen it a couple of days ago. Don't miss out, sign up now! Anyway, lots of exciting footage behind the scenes at last weekends show.

GALLERY: Wondrous miniature collectables are up for sale GLENANDA resident Peter Matthews has always had a passion for collecting and inventing and has spent his life gathering Meccano models and dollhouse miniatures. He shared some interesting stories with the CHRONICLE. The home of Peter and his wife of 67 years, Anne, is filled with fascinating, timeless collectables.

NSWGR 40,000 gallon water tank Denman NSW I do like to get out from time to time and photograph the real ones although my photos are not great i still have fun.I hope you find this site interesting with the mix of real and model trains as i do enjoy putting the posts together Mathew Hughes.

New Season, New Shop Today was the first day of the season for my local 15" line, the Sherwood Forest Railway. It only seems like 5 minutes since the end of the 2018 season, but even in that short time there are notable changes, including this very smart new shop building.

Timetable planning for operation This post amplifies some topics I have discussed previously in my blog, having to do with how I have evolved my use of a timetable for operation of my layout. My layout is set within the Guadalupe Subdivision of Southern Pacific's Coast Division. As I described in an earlier post, I made a modified timetable just for that subdivision.

Museum railway exhibition goes well despite last minute cancellation Railway enthusiasts were in their element at a weekend-long exhibition.

Just Varnishing To Go The first was made… After my efforts to construct a Worsley carriage body Himself has continued with another of the batch I have bought, which is an… This is one of the most useful items of modelling equipment I ever bought - a compass cutter.

Korean War vet and wife who tackled burglar in their South Holland home say 'Don't be afraid' A Korean War veteran and his wife who took on a burglar in their South Holland home are encouraging others "not to be afraid". John Headington and his wife Susan have been inundated with media requests since details of how they overpowered convicted drug dealer Robert Barnes who smashed his way into their home last November.

Saturday Film Club: Boats, trains and firefighting in the Morris Gazette Hat tip to Tim Dunn for highlighting this amazing film from the internalMorris engines film unit. We kick off with a couple of beautiful speedboats destined for export. Then an engineer who has converted an old Morris bullnose car into a locomotive. Then on to fire fighting with loads of industrial building shot.

Two-day model railway exhibition coming to Highbridge this weekend Model railway enthusiasts and train lovers in the Burnham-On-Sea area will enjoy a special exhibition due to take place this weekend. The second annual 'Gauge 0 Model Railway Exhibition' to be presented by Sedgemoor Gauge 0 Group at King Alfred School Academy in Highbridge will be held on Saturday 16th February and Sunday 17th February 2019.

Taking Pre-orders 2nd Run HD-21 Dozers & Crawlers Help us get the word out. Wheels of Time is taking Pre-orders for our HD-21 Dozer and Crawler kits…

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