Only the name has been changed

Not much activity to report this week. Things are grinding on in this NatPandemic2.0 or what ever it is. I’m rather losing track of the days, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel as the long winter nights are receding making way for spring. Hopefully. So the purpose of this post …

Bouncing Box

In keeping with the small scale of operations at 15minmod towers, I was served up this great little video and two things sprang to mind. 1) Now that Unit would make a great little model; due to its size and uniformity. 2) at 3:13:00 there is a great little cameo layout idea. I have long …

Behind the scenes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzxS0bY-C-I&feature=share I came across this video the other day and what a great find for behind the scenes of the RhB freight movements. I’ve always been drawn to freight operations more so than passenger traffic and one of the reasons I love the RhB is that there is thriving freight. It is also replaceable, without …

Things go bump

I’ve always been fascinated with transference of rolling stock between gauges. It’s not something I have experienced in my part of the world but the Swiss seem to embrace it on a daily basis. It’s something I’ve often thought of modelling but would have to do in a larger scale to do it justice. I …

Swiss HGem2/2 locos – Swiss small scale shunter

“Swiss small scale locos HGem2/2”. Yet another rabbit hole to disappear down into, that’s what I muttered to my self as I came across yet another Flickr library whilst looking for something else! You may ask why this and not say a whole range of other locos, but something just grabbed me about its simplicity …

Paper planning

I have finally got the plan printed out after bartering some advice and placed on the floor as you can see here and it has not disappointed me with outlining where things work and don’t work. Before I get into more of the detail I just want to reiterate the fact that this is NOT …

Railway Walks – Around Llanberis ???????

I had hoped to bring you pictures of the track plan printed out but the forces of darkness conspired to thwart me so in an attempt to keep the wheels turning I am dropping in a trip to Llanberis a couple of weeks ago to see primarily a loco visiting from Switzerland from the Brienz …

??Reference Material – RhB metre gauge, Switzerland

There is some great footage of operations on the new tunnel construction at Preda on the RhB. A couple of new found channels that I have added to my watch list. Now with HD content and the ability to not only see things in great detail but also to grab ref pictures from these videos …

Rattle and roll

Returning home from the smoke we travelled on Grand Central on one of the HST sets and although they no longer powered by the Valenta engine we still rocked along only stopping in York and Thirsk and reaching York in around 1:50mins from Kings Cross which unless your Jenson Button is nye on impossible and, its …