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The Building of a Model Railway

I am building a model of a Swiss Alpine railway, based on the RhätischeBahn in Graübunden Canton in south-east Switzerland. It is quite a challenge for someone who has been making model railways since childhood but always English, always in 00 gauge and never with overhead electrification. I hope you enjoy following these challenges!

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Home Again

Apologies for “internet silence” for so many weeks. The simple explanation can be seen on my other website, http://www.mwtrips.co.uk, which details the many trips and tours that I have undertaken now that travel is allowed again! There are still some absences to come, one of them for nearly two weeks, but I have recommenced workContinue reading “Home Again”

Beginning the Spiral Climb

In many ways this is one of the most exciting parts of the project, as well as being well outside my modelling comfort zone! The experience of building the single-track branch line on my art-deco Burghley Junction layout has been helpful: I have at least built a gradient on a curve, and a fairly steepContinue reading “Beginning the Spiral Climb”

Tweakings and Adjustments

I must apologise for not having written much lately. While I have been busy with other things, there has been progress on the model railway, but it has not been the sort of progress that would make an exciting piece of video! Having completed the platform canopy installation last month I have been doing thoroughContinue reading “Tweakings and Adjustments”

Web links:

Market Deeping Model Railway Club www.mdmrc.org

Swiss Railways Society swissrailsoc.org.uk

Mark’s Rail Adventures www.mwtrips.co.uk

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