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Waterborne Wednesday: BD 6074 My parents brought these photos back from a recent trip to Falmouth where they enjoyed a spin around the bay. I assumed it was a crane, but technically, this is a Dumb Barge. You can read all the details on the Keynvor Morelift Ltd website.

AddamsFest 2019: Stop by! Retro Train Station Open in Westfield WESTFIELD, NJ - The marquee of a movie theater shows the 1960 film "Psycho," the Westfield Lumber and Home Center shows prominently, and street lights glow yellow. While the miniature figures are still, trains roll on Marvin Gersten's N Scale Model Railway set on display at the town's municipal building.

Model train enthusiast hits £10k fundraising total for hospice Weston Hospicecare community fundraiser Rachel Mansfield said: "We are enormously grateful to Keith for his incredible efforts on behalf of the hospice, not just with his latest show, but with his amazing fundraising feats over the past 10 years." Keith's next model railway show will be held at The Campus, in Locking Castle, on January 12.

How to look after your Model Railroading set! Floors are life-threatening places. And not only for spiders that get stamped on as they cross the room! Carpets and other floor surfaces are hostile places for your model trains using their delicate wheels and engines. So what is it possible to do to provide for model railways on the floor?

The Story of Frank Hornby He was born at 77 Copperas Hill, Liverpool, on 15th May 1863. He was the son of a wholesaler employed in the Liverpool docks, he left school at 16 and first worked as a cashier in his father's business, later finding work as a book keeper for local meat importer - David Hugh Elliot.

Post Exhibition Blues You can never get the same ego boost at a show like the one this weekend as we do when we've had it on display in the goods shed at Dinas station, with the real engines simmering outside and surrounded by an audience who know what they're looking at and, dare I say, fully appreciating what's gone into creating it.

Setting up a Hobby Holidays chassis jig Clever people don't need jigs to set up a chassis. I can do it, but as I own the tool, why wouldn't use it? One issue I did remember from the dim and distant times when I last did this is that the otherwise excellent Hobby Holidays chassis jig uses 1.5mm diameter ends on the supports, and the holes in my con-rods are 1mm.

Project Coronation Not sure where to put this one as its not New Street and its not Brettell Road either. Yet at the same time it kinda fits in both too but sticking with the Brummy theme its going here. I am currently embarked on building a test build of the forthcoming Brassmasters Coronation or Duchess kit.

A bridge too far When I was modelling the New South Wales railway in HO scale there were hundreds of track designs that could be modelled. It varies from a boring loop with two set of points way up to the likes of complicated locations such at Central Station and varying degrees of complexity in between.

Market Deeping Model Railway Club are on the lookout for a new home Market Deeping Model Railway Club is looking for a place it can set up youth projects.

PHOTOS: Backo Mini Express becomes mini train museum in Zagreb ZAGREB, Oct 21 - Zagreb's Backo Mini Express, one of the largest model railways in Europe, has been turned into a mini train museum and its permanent exhibition consists of almost 140 moving trains, the museum said last Monday.

Model railway club hosts October open house [email protected] The Southern Alberta Model Railway Club opened the doors to their facility to invite the public in to see the progress they have made on their model railway displays.

A pointless loco build There is no point in building a OO gauge LNER J72 steam locomotive. With the Bachmann model on the way, you would be wasting your time. But, I have a box full of bits including a rather nice Mainline body, the entire Mainly Trains detail kit, High-Level gearbox and some Gibson wheels.

'Skill and craftmanship' showcased as hundreds attend popular exhibition The sixth annual Lowestoft model engineering and model making exhibition was held at Ormiston Denes Academy this weekend, with a diverse range of exhibits inspiring people of all ages.

Modelmania at the Bradford Industrial Museum TAKE a look at this labour of love created by the Shipley Model Railway Society.

Bits and bobs These are the tales of the creation of the model of the Isle of Stoner Railway. It is a 009 model being 4mm to the foot or thereabouts. It's been a while since I posted an update and that is mostly because I haven't done very much modelling recently, life gets in the way sometimes.

Pacer hunting in York For most people, this would be considered A Good Thing. Apparently, they are horrible, rattly, uncomfortable things to travel on. As they are being phased out, most passengers are delighted. But, I like the look of the Class 142 units. I like the idea they were made from bus bodies.

Maintaining model couplers I have posted comments from time to time in this blog about the various needs for maintenance of freight cars to make sure they operate as they should. This is potentially a really wide-ranging topic. Probably the broadest recent post like this addressed several kinds of maintenance issues.

Merriwa station, yard and silo Hi All I recently did a quick trip to Merriwa to photograph whats left of the station, yard and the silo with the mural Email ThisBlogThis!Share to TwitterShare to FacebookShare to Pinterest Modelling The Railways of NSW Convention blog and new website.

The edges of reason Just as a coat of primer can really bring together a modelling project and make it look 'as one', a unifying coat of paint around the edges of a baseboard can make it look much more complete.

Saturday Fim Club: Making Bricks Something a bit serious this week - making bricks. Plenty of interesting footage of diggers and mud. The link is on the BFI, so if clicking on the picture doesn't work, click here.

Steam locomotive which didn't burn coal was a novel sight at town's factory Nostalgia Saturday OCTOBER 19 - Pages 2 to 3 - Use 9 pic 300 word template. Text for Spread on Railways. Headline: Steam locomotive which didn't burn coal was a novel sight at factory. Strapline: Fireless engine went into retirement at the Steamtown museum after a 40-year career of hard graft at Ulverston pharmaceutical base.

Making life nicer if you use a rail station A community group dedicated to bringing disused railway buildings back to life has been recognised with an award.

Friday update: Eighteen ten nineteen… Well a varied week of work, lots shared in other posts so I won't repeat here, but in between weathering large scale models a few personal p…

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