Pretty much everybody starts out building a simple refractor telescope like Galileo did. But your second one ought to be a Newtonian reflector. It's tradition. Resistance is futile. Here's a Dobsonian reflector that's pretty doable even for an beginner.
The pandemic has affected the normal working of professionals and has restricted them to stay at home. Read this article on key tips to develop some of the popular hobbies while staying at home during a lockdown. These hobbies help to contribute to overall holistic development and refresh the mind.
People all over the globe are engrossed in Pokemon Go since its nostalgic and brings back memories. Here, I'll be taking you through five things that you might not know about Pokemon Go!
The third part to the tools on Design Space. This time looking at the left-hand side section. Breaking it down and explaining what the features do!
Second part to the tools on Design Space. This time looking at the top section. Breaking it down and explaining what the features do!
Basic Tips about the Cricut Design Space Canvas
Juuls are a useful invention created by two former smokers to help combat the use and underage use of cigarettes. Before you continue reading, remember that nicotine is a highly addictive substance. But none the less, here is my personal ranking of each Juul Pod flavour.
If you haven't done so already, and you're looking for a hobby to take up all your time, money, and interest, then you need to get into, "the hobby," that is "Warhammer: 40,000" and all that it entails. Miniature painting, books, and video games; there's something for every hobbyist.
Questions answered on all things associated with OO gauge model railways.
An awesome collection of videos that shows off micro-layouts, small model railroads that fit almost anywhere.
I've told you about mineral hoppers, how they were deployed on coal and other mined or quarried product traffic. I've showed images of mine and other modellers' achievements. This time I'll take you through the stages of making a standard railway hopper wagon model look like the real thing.
This page serves as a complement to the erstwhile 'Thoraldby' layout (RITES OF PASSAGE - 18), although not replace it in the context of this series where I've 'charted the route' of an imaginary modeller who's worked through from the research and planning to the nitty-gritty of a layout. Read on...
In Part 26 I raised non-locomotive operations on rope-worked and self-acting inclines such as at Ingleby. The theme now is horse-shunting and delivery and replacements, tractors and mechanical horses.
A mainly pictorial appendix to ROPFAMR - 1: North Eastern Research, a comprehensive overview of rail traffic generated by industry in the region fairly common to other industrial regions in the UK
With DCC, Sound, smoke and multi-lever controls at your disposal, how far do you take your hobby? Are you a rivet-head perfectionist, measuring everything or are you happy just running your trains?
A compact layout you can build on your own, to fit across the back seats in your car? Let's go through the drill: frame, 'ground level' and scenic forme, laying out the track, best options, underlay
Stereoviews were a unique form of early photography that gave common folk the opportunity to travel around the world in 3 Dimensions. The views are an investments of history from 1880’s to the 1920’s.
An introduction to the series, to familiarise yourself with the contents of each of the pages. From deciding on the region you wish to model, era, locomotives, stock, signals... to running, and how.
There was another one after all! Self-Acting Inclines, where a pair of cable drums takes over from locomotives. There were many around quarrying and mining where steep hills needed to be negotiated
Consider recycling your empty beer cans and bottles by making some beautiful and useful items. Presented are a decorative bottle for home décor, broken glass art, a beer bottle bird feeder, and a hummingbird feeder, each with a how-to video and a bulleted recap of materials and tools used. Enjoy!
Nowadays, people are mostly stuck indoor with TV or Computer in front of them. But this is not a fruitful use of free time. A worthy hobby expands your mental capabilities and sharpens your intellect
Autocars, Autocoaches and Railmotors this time. As on many railways around the world, the British companies sought to curtail unnecessary spending on branch lines - here are a few solutions to model
Snow ploughs, we do without them for much of the year and then we're stuck in the white stuff up to our armpits. We could do without them on our railway layouts, but then there's atmosphere missing...
You've built your layout, laid track, signalled the line, sited station(s) and railway buildings as well as those nearby incidental structures. The locomotive fleet, wagons and carriages... Scenery?
The Baofeng BF-888S is a great Handheld UHF FM Transceiver that retails for under $20!
I have resisted for years but finally I have given in and introduced my personal railway model to the world. Hope it finds favour
In true Blue Peter tradition, here's the 'story' of a short model railway I built for son Robert when he was eight (his birthday comes four weeks after Christmas). It's downstairs now, he's in Germany
A review after 15 months in the Las Vegas sun, with photos before and after re-varnishing. Includes suggestions to improve appearance over time and another update after three and a half years.