Category Archives: Rolling stock

Decisions: Scale and gauge

The decision on scale is fairly straightforward for me. Having seen layouts at exhibitions in 2mm, 3mm, 4mm and 7mm, I can summarise my thoughts thus: 2mm – Although this allows an awful lot to be squeezed into any space, the models are tiny. For me, this compromises the whole look of a layout, and… Continue Reading

Carriages – RTR and kits revisted

Question: As a follow-on from the question about RTR locos, I also have some decisions to make about my coaching stock. I’m aware that Hornby and Bachmann make coaches which might be suitable for my layout –  Southern Maunsell and Bulleid stock – and there’s the forth-coming ex.LSWR gate stock from Kernow (though the latter… Continue Reading

Locos – kits vs RTR

Question: Given the current availability of RTR locos suitable for my layout, should I sell my unmade white metal and brass kits, and buy RTR? I put this question to my modelling friends at the pub this week. I’m conscious of two things which might affect the answer to this question: My modelling skills are… Continue Reading

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