Model Railways · Modelling · Woolwich Dockyard

Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction in P4

So, as some who follow this blog will know I've been working on a layout plan for the Woolwich Dockyard and Chalrton Junction area of South East London. I thought I'd bring the blog upto date a bit with all the details for the plan so far.   Key points of interest:   NSE 1988-1994… Continue reading Woolwich Dockyard/Charlton Junction in P4

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Aircraft · Model Railways · Modelling · Uncategorized

Still ill, and some news

So I've been really rather ill again last week, not really managing much more than existing from one day to the next. This is sadly rather normal for me sometimes, being the nature of my illness (fibromyalgia). But I try to see the positives when I can, however small. Yesterday afternoon provided one positive, meeting… Continue reading Still ill, and some news

Model Railways · Modelling · West Cromwell Road · Winterbourne Exchange

Illness stops play

There is a saying in Cricket 'Rain stops play'. [I don't like or watch cricket myself]. In my case, recently it has been my ill health that really is stopping play. Too much pain, too tired all the time and not sleeping well don't make for making even the slightest attempts at doing any kind… Continue reading Illness stops play

Aircraft · Model Railways · Modelling

What would you do with $1m to spend??

A recent RMweb posting pointed to a YouTube video of an american model railroad that supposedly cost $1m. Before watching, be warned the video is very poor. Not in quality, but in the camera being moved around suddenly and fast. Very headache inducing I found. I couldn't watch it all as a result!   Personally… Continue reading What would you do with $1m to spend??

History · Model Railways · Modelling · Railways

A unique and interesting idea?

Prompted by this post on rmweb I got thinking about a couple of things. Firstly in that post, it was discussed about restoring 18000 and her history. I have a fascination with the prototype and the oddball. For those who don't know, 18000 was a gas turbine powered locomotive ordered in 1946 by the GWR… Continue reading A unique and interesting idea?

Model Railways · Modelling · Winterbourne Exchange

Ponderings and stuff

After having a rather busy last few weeks with DEMU Showcase and a DEMU airbrush/weathering meetup in Tamworth haven't had much chance to sit and do anything at the newly cleared workbench alas. However, conversations with Natalie have progressed on various aspects of both the Salisbury/Chilmark layout plans and possible subjects for the RMWeb 2011… Continue reading Ponderings and stuff