Category Archives: usa

Monday Motivation, Lance Mindheim

The image above is a photograph from an iPhone of an HO switching layout by Lance Mindheim . It’s an image of nothing in particular, and that for me makes it all the more noteworthy and inspiring, motivational etc etc! … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, Showtime!

No one needs me to remind or tell them of the impact of Covid on the exhibition scene over the past two years, suffice to say it’s had a significant detrimental impact on the ability to run and attend shows … Continue reading

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MRJ 288 and a Craftsman

Not a bad thing to come home to after a hard day at the office, (stop laughing at the back). MRJ number 288 edited by Jerry Clifford. A nice issue this one, with a broad range of subject matter, ^^see … Continue reading

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HO Indiana Shortline Wordless Wednesday

No words as such from me, but this overview from Instagram by Tim Nicholson of his Indiana based HO scale layout, is really worth spending time watching. So so much to learn from it.

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Wordless Wednesday, Going with the Grain

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Requiem For Steam

A year or so back I took a look at Essential Witness and Transition by Jim Shaughnessy and Colin Gifford respectively. This week our ever genial postie tapped on the door and left this gem, Requiem For Steam. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday Southern Alberta Rail

As many friends and quite a few readers know I have a thing going on ref North American and Canadian short lines. I’ve primarily worked in HO (see above), but not long ago Chris Mears of Prince Street turned my … Continue reading

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VE Day

Written in 1944 by John Edmonds, the following epitaph seems particularly appropriate in these times. When you go home, tell them of us and say, For your tomorrow, we gave our today.

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Wordless Wednesday 9/11

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Essential Witness and Transition

Essential Witness and Transition are two books that do that rare thing of capturing the railway in an engaging and artistic way. Each book contains the work of one photographer, Jim Shaughnessy for Essential Witness, and Colin Gifford for Transition. … Continue reading

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