York Model Railway Show 2014
A selection of video clips of a number of layouts seen at the 2014 York Model Railway Show. 00:00 – 01:15 BACHMANN DISPLAY 01:15 – 02:07 WIDNES VINE YARD 02:07 – 04:16 LEICESTER SOUTH 04:16 – 06:01 GALLOWGATE 06:01 – 08:19 TEMPLE FALLS 08:19 – 09:20 THE QUARRY 09:20 – 10:45 BURNHAM ON SEA 10:45 – 11:33 GRASS VALLEY 11:33 – 12:51 KILBRANDON JUNCTION 12:51 – 1:30 LEIGHTON BUZZARD 14:30 – 16:47 PORTCHULLIN 16:47 – [More]
Märklin HO Digital DCC Freight Train Starter Set
Toy train unboxing of the Märklin DCC Freight Train & Supermarket Starter Set Thomas & Friends Salty was clearly impressed. This train set was a $179 Aldi Australia Christmas special. This is my first experience with Märklin trains and it’s pretty obvious this is a top shelf quality toy. The Märklin HO train system is different to the standard used by many other model train companies. There is a third rail concealed in the roadbed [More]
Painting Model Railway Tunnels. Part 2.
This is the follow up to the ‘More terrain,Scenery Painting’ video. Priming,layering and applying acrylics to your model. Thanks for watching FollyModels: Painting Model Railway Tunnels Recommended ReadingModel Railway VideosYork Model Railway Show 2014Alvaville HO Scale Model Railroad – Painting and ballasting trackHow to Make Realistic Scenery for Model Train Layouts & DioramasMärklin HO Digital DCC Freight Train Starter SetPainting Rocks – Model Railroad SceneryHow To Paint Model Railroad Backdrops with Rob SpanglerPainting track and [More]
Bear On Couch Way Too Chilled Out To Eat You
Image: courtesy of mandy stantic Bears don’t have any interest in your miserable standing desks, thank you very much. Mandy Stantic was visiting a garbage dump in Northern Manitoba last spring when she came upon a black bear sitting on a discarded sofa. Stantic, whose photos just recently went viral, had specifically driven to the dump with her daughter to see the dump (god bless Canadian road trips) when she discovered the bear just lounging. [More]
Harrison Ford can tell a joke better than you can
            He may be scruffy-lookin’, but he ain’t no nerf-herder. Harrison Ford appeared on The Tonight Show in what is possibly the most low-fi interview ever. No matter how peppy Fallon gets, Ford stays stalwartly chilled out. So chilled out that Fallon busts out some of Ford’s favourite scotch Bruichladdich (10 points to Gryffindor if you can pronounce it). The two then proceed to tell jokes, and Ford’s glacial delivery [More]
Blade Runner 2049 Review – An Enormous Visual Extravaganza – Leaves You Gasping
Ryan Gosling plays an LAPD officer heading for an encounter with Harrison Fords character Deckard in a film whose sheer scale leaves you gasping.   This is a visually staggering film, it must be experienced on the biggest screen possible. Blade Runner 2049 is a spectacle of eerie and merciless vastness, it is at times satirical, tragic and even romantic. This is the sequel to the 1982 sci-fi classic, directed by Ridley Scott and based [More]
India Starts work on Bullet Train line with 12bn Loan From Japan
Gujarat to Mumbai 217mph train will cut journey time from eight hours to three and is funded with a low-interest Japanese loan. This excerpt from an article in the Guardian (see link below) gives an interesting update on the developing relationship between India and Japan:   India’s creaking, colonial-era railway system is preparing to take a giant leap forward as the Indian prime minister breaks ground on the country’s first bullet train project. Narendra Modi [More]
Train conductor speeds through flooded station and soaks commuters with dirty rainwater
One moron train conductor managed to spoil the working day of dozens of passengers. Passengers were standing on the platform of the Nala Sopara station which is near Mumbai, India, on Wednesday when a high speed train sped right through the station. This would typically be a quite normal thing to happen, but recently heavy rain had fallen and the station was submerged.   Instead of slowing down the speed to a crawl, the conductor [More]