Category Archives: inspiration

Laid out

Seen above is probably the most progress I’ve made on a model railway in more years than I care to remember. Being able to have a dedicated space at home for the layout has been a real benefit – I … Continue reading

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Sunshine at Bredgar

Through the woods towards Stony Shaw with Eigiau That freak October heatwave coincided with one of the 2′ gauge Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway‘s open days, so what better way to round off the summer than an afternoon of small … Continue reading

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Jelly and ice-cream redux

Another August, another invite to a pleasant afternoon of model railways, chatter and desserts in rural Sussex. I dug Cranbrook out of the shed and took it along, to my surprise it a) hadn’t been eaten by mice and b) … Continue reading

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Carl Arendt

I heard over the weekend of the death of Carl Arendt, creator of the Small Layout Scrapbook. His website and books served as inspiration to many modellers of all scales and gauges, in fact he seemed to delight in the squeezing … Continue reading

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ExpoNG 2010

The annual narrow gauge modelling extravaganza that is ExpoNG has come and gone, and once again there are plenty of photos to share. This year’s show felt very well rounded – although larger layouts seemed to be in the majority … Continue reading

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