I’ve been meaning to start writing some “political” articles for a while, and thought I’d start by sharing some ideas for little changes you can make that are good for your environment and often good for your health and your wallet too. Where I live in England we only have 2 real choices for government:… Read more »
Posts By: Jon Scaife
In the last few months I’ve made a collection of model railway designs as possibilities for a new layout. Whilst I wont end up building most of them I thought I’d share them here in the hope they might inspire other people.
Reading is one of the great joys of being on holiday, but since most of my articles are about travelling around Europe, I’d like to use this article to recommend some European travel books specifically.
Through my various travels I have built up a good collection of travel maps for European cities, and routes through Europe.
Model railways, like the real thing, tend to be fairly flat. If you want ot have more complex layouts with gradients you need to plan carefully in advance, and avoid the temptation to create an unrealistic (and undriveable!) incline.
I grow tomatos, cucumbers, chillis, lemons and olives in a south facing conservatory. Over the last 5 years I’ve suffered with a range of vermin attacking my plants, it seems to be a different type of pest each year after I’ve conquered the previous pest. Below I cover a few successful ways I’ve found to… Read more »
There are lots of “must see” lists for Europe, but they all seem to follow one or another standard formula: either selling holiday links, or a blogger picking out their favourites in their own country. Many of the longer lists target US readers and include lots of locations in the UK, which those of us… Read more »
I have already written twice about planing a driving trip around Europe, but since those articles I have also done a non-driving European travelling holiday, and am currently planning another trip. This post is intended as a comprehensive starting point for planning any trip around Europe.
Below is a layout which fits a triple loop design into a typical shed of 12ft x 8ft. This gives a good length of run between each station and still leaves plenty of space to reach the entire layout and add some scenery.
Below is a track plan for a reasonable size approximation of the former Sheffield Victoria station layout.