Following on from my recent post about the Kato HB-E300 (“Resort Shirakami”) train, I thought I’d take a look at a part of the usual route of that train, the Gonō Line in northern Japan.Continue reading “The Gonō Line, Japan”
This will be a quick post because I can’t find out much about this building, for the simple reason it’s not there any more:
However this is an almost perfect ‘ready-made’ cameo or micro shunting-module.
And yes, there are tracks there, honest…Continue reading “Rail Served Industries In Europe #2: A Ghost In Hamburg, Germany”
I was taking a virtual tour around the railways in Hamburg via Google Maps today and spotted this interesting looking building at the end of a seemingly abandoned line in an industrial area:
From what I can glean web searching and Google translating, this is part of the Salzgitter Mannesmann Stahlhandel facility that manufactures and sells a range of steel products, some of which, despite the state of the track in places, still appear to arrive or depart by train. A potential shelf layout here I think…Continue reading “Rail Served Industries In Europe #1: Salzgitter Mannesmann Stahlhandel, Hamburg, Germany”
Luke Towan & Boulder Creek Railroad
Over the last couple of months I’ve presented a lot of locations that could be recreated as modules but I haven’t done a lot of module building myself.
I’ve started a Stadtbahn module on a Gatorboard T-Trak baseboard but it’s still very early days. So I thought it might be useful to show just what can be achieved in a small space by highlighting the amazing dioramas of Luke Towan…Continue reading “Inspirational Modelling #3 (Boulder Creek Railroad)”
I recently become very interested in building T-Trak modules. As it’s winter and I lack workshop space I need to be able to build the modules inside the house with simple tools using a strong, light material.
Using foamcore board seemed like the ideal solution. I’ve built experimental modules/layouts in the past using the kind of foamcore that can be found in the average hobby or art store but I’ve never been completely satisfied with the results. They tended to warp when damp/wet and the material never seemed as strong as advocates of the method made out.
Then I got my hands on some Gatorboard…Continue reading “A Gatorboard T-Trak Module”