The best articles and blog posts I’ve read on model railways and trains over the last 7 days.
# GWR Modelling
Regular readers will know my current principal layout is based on GWR. And there’s a lot of reference and source material on Great Western but www.gwr.org.uk is a treasure trove for Gods Own Railway model builders in particular – liveries, colours and insignia and more.
# Much Meddling
On the subject of GWR, I’ve spent MUCH longer than I should this week browsing muchmeddling.com. Much Meddling is a fictitious Great Western fine-scale model railway and this website does a fantastic job not just of showcasing it but explaining every aspect of the layout from its history to detailed construction notes – thanks Chris for producing a site that stole most of my week!
# John Allen’s Gorre & Daphetid
I can’t say or do anything that does the work of John Allen justice. Just make yourself a cup of tea, find a comfortable seat and visit www.doug56.net/GD/ You won’t be disappointed.
# Northlandz – Bruce Zaccagnino
Okay so it’s not the biggest railway in the world but it’s still a huge railway, a work of love and there’s so much to like in this video about Bruce Zaccagnino Northlandz railway (pictured above) in America. The background and video is on Fast Co Create.
# Point Rodding
I’ve been thinking about using point rodding on my layout for a while and reading this page by Russ Elliott has both depressed and inspired me in equal measure. I can’t imagine ever coming close to producing something like this but the pictures sure make me want to try!
# Air Brushing
howtoairbrush.com for some great tutorials on airbrushing. If you can still get it Model Rail’s Definitive Guide To Painting with George Dent also has some great tutorials.
# Russian Models
A lot of readers here share my love of Miniatur Wunderland, in Germany, which is frankly the most amazing model railway in the world but several of you have pointed out a Russian equivalent – Grand Maket Rossiya in Saint-Petersburg. It’s not quite Miniatur Wunderland but it isn’t far off.
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