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(C) Hattons Model Railways

Hmm… as a ‘I survived the school residential’ treat, I might just have bought one of these!

Model Railways

The proposed merger of Alstom and Siemens is being investigated by the European Commission.  The companies’ response is required by December.  Whilst Alstom is presenting a very optimistic face, French unions fear that it may be necessary for a number of business areas or sites to be given-up. 

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Decking demonstration

The Vancouver Train Expo filled the PNE Forum this past weekend.  Unlike last year, I’d actually coordinated with Doug Hicks to have a time when I was supposed to be helping at the Craftsman’s Corner.  356 more words

Flat Car

Paint your Wagon

It’s been a bit hectic in chez Thompson this week. We’re in the middle of a kitchen refit and it’s back to work for the Autumn 2 term as well. 124 more words

Model Railways

Flatcars painted

Despite all probability, those flatcars have slipped into the paint booth over the past couple of days and received not only a coat of primer, but also some paint.  308 more words

Flat Car

Prepped to prep

The flat cars have taken a little hiatus while I figured out the best way to make paint stick to the plastic parts.

My usual method is to give plastic models a good scrubbing with Vim under running warm water. 195 more words

Flat Car

Metrolink adding 27 light rail vehicles to its fleet

Metrolink – the UK’s first light rail network of the modern era was designed and built by the GMA Group (a consortium of AMEC, GM Buses, John Mowlem & Company, and GEC) at a cost of £145 million.   535 more words

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