Western Pondering

After two doses of Southern inspiration (click here for part one and here for part two), the search for ideas for the new model railway turns westwards.  It may come as a surprise that despite my primary interest in southern region railways, I would consider looking west, considering the rivalry between the two railway regions.  I’ve…

A Little More Southern Inspiration

Following from yesterdays ramblings and being gifted a little free time this afternoon, I sat back and watched this fantastic film of Southern steam on YouTube.  It is one of a set that I’ll be watching in due course.  Some of the footage in this video was taken in the 1930’s.  From observing this, I…

Southern Inspiration

Blog post writing is a funny thing. Sometimes a post can take days or weeks to evolve into something worth publishing, or sometimes it can end up being deleted, whilst others are spontaneous and are written and published without hesitation. A short while ago I had an idea to publish blog posts, each with an…

Next Thoughts – What, Where, When?

Having decided upon scale and location (click here to read more), the next thought’s are on content.  What will the model railway represent?  The model fleet of locoyard covers a multitude of regions and eras that worked/work in many locations.  Although this has suited me well on the old layout, where fun was my only…

Initial Thoughts – location and scale

When everything in your model collection is packed up and boxed and you are in a new home, you are given a rare opportunity to rethink everything.  And in my case, a lot has changed, not just in terms of the new home, but also plans for the future.  Previously I had a small section…

The Times They Are a-Changin part 2

As regular readers will know, my wife and I have recently moved home.  We are still in the process of settling in with much to be unpacked and a few projects required!  The locoyard model railway is dismantled and in storage until I have a chance to set things up again.  When I do, which will be some…