Category Archives: ideas

Fairlight 2.0: This time I mean it

Or, the realisation you actually had the right idea ten years ago When I came back to narrow gauge modelling in 2006, my first attempt at a new 009 layout was of a preservation-era railway built into a set of … Continue reading

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Disruptive thinking in narrow gauge printing

I’ve recently spent some time talking to a guy called Chris Thorpe, who like me and many others came back to narrow gauge railway modelling as a hobby after some time “having a life”. Also like me Chris is a … Continue reading

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Alternative uses for etching

Earlier in the year I did some web development work for a London startup,, which lets you design your own action figure / posable doll online that they will then 3D print and send out along with a selection of things … Continue reading

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Any way, shape or form

After measuring (and driving) the ex-RNAD Baguley-Drewry at Amberley last year it has been hovering near the top of my “to model” list. Thanks to its fairly simple, boxy outline I was thinking brass or styrene would be an easy … Continue reading

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Barog, Kalka-Shimla Railway

Uncompressed, this would be about 11’x5′ in 4mm scale. It’s basically a loop, a siding and some reverse curves. There’s a tunnel right at the end of the loop. Almost too convenient. Barog station by Gits’ Pics I really really … Continue reading

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