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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...


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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...


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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...


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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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