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Fact and fiction in the railway room


The trains I need, and the ones I want

Posted by whart57 , 26 November 2017 - - - - - - · 260 views
Layout building, Layout design and 3 more...
I accepted at the start of this project that commercial support in the form of ready to run locomotives and rolling stock would be non-existent. That's not a new experience, some forty odd years ago I started serious railway modelling by choosing to represent the South Eastern Railway in the 1890s and there was no commercial support for that either. The d...


Visualising the scene

Posted by whart57 , 13 November 2017 - * * * * * · 341 views
layout building, ;ayout design and 3 more...
Right, the baseboards were built, track is laid, wired up and tested. Now is the time to consider what is going around the tracks - i.e. the scenic treatment. Some might say that the time was actually earlier than that, that the scenic treatment should have been considered before a rail was laid. Well in broad terms it was, but in detail certainly not. I...


Pint pots, quarts and gallons

Posted by whart57 , 06 November 2017 - - - - - - · 315 views
Layout Design, 3mm Scale and 2 more...
I could say that this all started from a cancelled meeting, I don't really remember. What I do recall is being in a room in the J W Marriott with a free day thinking "what shall I do today, I know, I'll go and look at some trains". The MRT Subway had been opened a year or two earlier so getting down to Hualamphong station couldn't be easier. Skytrain to A...


Introduction and early thoughts

Posted by whart57 , 30 October 2017 - * * * * - · 398 views
layout building, scratch building and 5 more...
Many, many, years ago when the only colour on the covers of model railway magazines - or indeed inside them - was the title bar, and when the price was still in shillings, there was a series of articles describing an author's layout under the title "Fact and Fiction in Cheshire". It was a big layout covering LMS, GWR and LNER and the reason for the title...

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