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A lot to say goodby to We're getting out of the Bay Area and moving up to Sacramento around the end of July. I'll be taking all of this and boxing it up for the move.

Market Deeping Model Railway Club join exhibition Victims of the model railway vandalism that made national news last month have taken part in an exhibition.

Wagons for the Toy Train part 2 I know "pretty" isn't supposed to be in the vocabulary of a "serious" railway modeller, but outside, I quite like it. Colourful trains running through a colourful garden setting works for me. The HLW wagons fit nicely with the plasticy Oho and caboose from LGB's "Toy Train" range.

Golden July for the Highland A little bit like buses, you wait for a long time for some interesting articles on the Highland Railway and all of a sudden we get two in the same issue - in this case the July edition of the Railway Modeller. It is a veritable Highland-fest and is well worth buying as a result.

Class 03 - what a difference 36 years can make… When I was a youngster, my Dad had a model in his cupboard that I wasn't allowed to use, a Mainline Class 03 - a wonderfully detailed model…

A visit to the Isle of Stoner… It's sometime since I enjoyed operating a 'proper' model railway rather than a round and round or micro layout, and a kind invitation from…

Welsh Highland Past, Present and Future… Yesterday was another well earned day off, this time a trip over to see Steve, Tom, David and Stuart with the Narrow Planet stand…

Wagons for the Toy Train part 1 At first sight, this might look like the result of me catching up with posters on RMweb after I've had a bad week, but no, it's some outdoor spraying fun. Some time ago, I decided that our LGB "Toy Train" trains needed extending.

Get a grip Okay, I know it's a week since Fathers Day, but blogging hasn't been at the top of the list of things to do recently. However, I couldn't let this go unmentioned, so better late than never. This is the Gripper Vice, available through the ubiquitous Amazon.

Two Little Ducks… After the interlude getting 'Shifting Sands' into action for Burton, and a few follow-up jobs, the Beck Bridge has now stirred back into action…. There are a few new additions, some you can see here, others you will discover by reading on!

Improving model freight car trucks I wrote, a few years ago, a three-part series of blog posts about trucks for model freight cars, emphasizing what often needs to be corrected in such trucks, and also wrote a full article on the topic for Model Railroad Hobbyist ; you can download that issue for free, or read it on line, at the MRH website,

Llandysul man faces four charges of alleged fraud A LLANDYSUL man has been charged with four counts of fraud in relation to supplying model railway layouts.

Gcr 2019 Well, you could if you headed to the GCR show last weekend. Bachmann released a 4mm scale version of Quorn station on the day - the model being both available for purchase on the day AND suitable for vegetarians. Sadly, I had to lug photo gear with me so drove and parked in the muddy field.

Win a copy of these brilliant summer holiday reads in our book competition THESE brilliant books are making a splash just in time for your summer hol. We've got 50 copies to give away! The award-winning Our House was one of our fave reads of last year, and now the author returns with another wry, dark look at middle-class suburbia.

A model railway club devastated by vandals was back on track at an exhibition in Norfolk Drunken youths smashed layouts which had taken years to build the night before the Market Deeping model club's exhibition in May.

Dyfrdwy Tramway: Saturday running… The first sunny weekend for sometime and with the kids out it seemed a quiet chance to play with the tramway myself. The Andrew Barclay ste…

Lots of wires We've been mental busy at work this last couple of weeks so the layout has been quite neglected but I needed some modelling therapy one evening so I continued my drive to either sell or build some of the kits in the drawer of shame.

009 Talyllyn stock… I was commissioned by the customer behind the lovely model of Dolgoch featured here previously for some suitable rolling stock. He sourced…

Saturday Film Club: GT3 Gas Turbine 3 is a fascinating locomotive. Built by English Electric and using a steam locomotive template, it must have been obvious before it took to the rails that this was never going to be a success, but they built it anyway. Seeing footage, even silent stuff, is fascinating.

Main Street, Enosburg Falls, Vermont - 1941 Here's a closer view of the Sanborn Map - showing basically the area covered by the photo : The map dates to 1920 - the latest Enosburg Falls Sanborn Map on the LOC site.

Transfer Window The Transfer Window has arrived…. Over the past 2 weeks I've been adding transfers to my initial batch of 16T mineral wagons destined for the Risborough club P4 layout. Transfers are water slide by Modelmaster, bonded using Microsol.

Waybills, Part 64: what’s all the fuss? As readers of this blog know, I have written dozens of posts about various aspects of prototype waybills: how they come into being, what information they contain, how they are handled, and what they accomplish. I have also written a number of times about how the prototype waybill can be modified or used in model railroad settings.

Adelaide Model Railway Exhibition 2019 report. Murray River Bridge attended this year's Adelaide Model Railway Exhibition. It was very refreshing to chat to a stack of Blog and Youtube followers. there must have been at least 10 people a day, came up and chatted to me about the activity and that they were following the progress.

Locomotives take centre stage this weekend in Wakaw, Cudworth Whether you like model railways or you're interested in riding a passenger train, this weekend will be the opportunity to experience all these and more in the Saskatchewan communities of Wakaw and Cudworth.

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