Category Archives: _Scale modelling

Excitedly awaiting Bachmann’s Birkenhead trams.

Model-makers Bachmann have released images of their forthcoming OO Birkenhead heritage trams, which like the prototypes are based on Hong Kong originals. They reportedly are due out in March or April 2012, but there has been some buzz in the … Continue reading

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Speaking of Gulf Oil PCCs …

My last post, about the Renaissance of Newark PCC 6, included discussion and a photo of Philadelphia PCC 2168, preserved in Baltimore wearing its 1970s “Gulf Oil” colors. Look what arrived in the mail on Monday: Yes, that’s right. Long … Continue reading

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“We are … East Penn:” Two hours at a top-notch traction meet.

It still defies credibility. I was half a block away when I realized what I had done: Happily plunked down $25 for gas, walked out of the station with a candy bar and two bottles of iced tea and then … Continue reading

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Pregame for East Penn.

Gameday is here. In the spring of odd numbered years, the East Penn Traction Club sponsors the largest trolley-only model meet in the country (to quote their webpage). It’s a two-day event, this year slated for May 13 and 14 (today).  I’m … Continue reading

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In praise of Bachmann’s OO scale Hong Kong trams.

Recall my last post, describing how I stumbled across information about Bachmann’s new Hong Kong trams and promptly ordered one from an eBay seller in the wee hours of Sunday morning. After settling in to what I expected to be … Continue reading

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Bachmann does 香港電車 in OO scale.

In many ways, there has never been a better time to be a model traction modeller, with several of the most interesting recent developments from that old stalwart Bachmann. As I wrote about in this November post, the company known among trolley … Continue reading

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The iPhone begins earning its keep.

I recently upgraded from a BlackBerry to an iPhone. That was a bit of a big deal, readers, for a man who keeps several rotary phones around the house as (non-connected) nostalgia pieces, who rues the loss of named telephone exchanges, … Continue reading

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