A review of a book that traction (trolley, streetcar, LRV) modelers should have in their model railroading libraries.
In summary, kayaking is so much more than it appears to be. Through kayaking, I learn valuable lessons, feel at peace in nature, make memories with my mom, and gain a sense of self-accomplishment through tension. To you, it may simply be a small boat, but to me, it's an outlet.
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.
Singer Featherweight 221 and Singer 301 owners rejoice! Reproduction folding card tables are now available for these machines.
If you want to know how to become a Treasure Hunter, this is for you. Treasure Hunting is more than a business, a hobby, or a way of life. Being a Treasure Hunting requires passion, dedication, perseverance, and a lot of hard work - but it can pay off. Find out more!
Due to a limited supply of real high street models in 3D I have started to make three dimensional models out of all the Metcalfe and Superquick low relief. This is an early example. There will be more