Category Archives: library

Creating Cameo Layouts (Iain Rice / Wild Swan Books)

Iain Rice is well known for his many books and articles on layout design, and railway modelling across a wide range of subject matter. ‘Creating Cameo Layouts’ is the latest modelling book release from Wild Swan Books, and immediately looks … Continue reading

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Tracing Tuesday

   Wiring up continues with temporary switch locations for DC isolating sections. Once the sections are tested I’ll remove the switches and trace the wires into the main loom to the control panel.  The layout will be DC/DCC with the … Continue reading

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Analogue Media

Whilst the internet can be a useful resource, when I see books like this it really brings home just how much information is out there, both printed, and yet to come. This book from Lightmoor has all the things I … Continue reading

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Space, The Final Frontier II …

Last night I had the real privilege of meeting a hero, they, (whoever ‘they’ are), say you should never meet your hero’s for fear of disappointment, but this was a real pleasure. The hero wasn’t a person, but a layout, … Continue reading

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Lettuce Page ….

It’s been a spectacularly daft couple of weeks in the compact and bijou world of toy trains. My good friend Andy Cooper remarked on this in his own style here http://newheymodelrailway.  Andy’s take on this is interesting as he looks … Continue reading

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Day two

Day two of filming, the aggregate depot being one of the examples used.

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Christmas

For all the readers and followers of the blog, have a good Christmas and wishing you the compliments of the season. Paul M-P

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