About Episode 7 – LEGO Trains & The Model Railway Hobby
In this episode of The LNUR Line podcast for LEGO train fans, we discuss what separates – and joins – LEGO railway builders from model railway builders.
We were joined by Stuart of Romsey & Halterworth LEGO Railway.
LEGO train news for September 2020
- Brick Train Depot LEGO “Stud Counter” locomotive models
- LEGO Ideas rollercoaster makes the 10k votes club – “Gold Rush Mine Train Rollercoaster” by Footonabrick
- HA Bricks becomes a European reseller for BrickTracks track and other components
- LNUR Branch Line episode about LEGO Train Clubs worldwide group for LEGO wagon / brick /container swaps; Facebook group for LEGO Train Clubs Worldwide (committee members / founders only)
- PFx Bricks – 9V track – blog post announcement
Will’s pick of trains on LEGO Ideas
- LNER Class A4 4468 Mallard by CFlego
- Bombardier Double Deck Train with DB Class 101 by 1111spielsachen
- 20th Century Limited by Da Mangos
- US – Pan Am Railways OCS Train by short bricks
- BNSF Freight Train by 2x3_tile
LEGO trains and the model railway hobby
- When does a toy become a model?
- Costs of the model railway and LEGO railway hobby
- Stuart’s Romsey & Halterworth LEGO railway (Twitter account) – including some brilliant functioning signalling equipment built with LEGO elements
- RailExNE model railway show in North East England, organised by the lovely folk at the Blyth and Tyne Model Railway Society
- Will mentions a layout known as Rowntree Sidings – a Tyne & Wear Metro inspired display set in the 1980s
- Inglenook layouts – initially just small layouts which would fit in the inglenook (space beside the chimney); now come to refer to a subset of smaller layouts which include a variation of the “inglenook” shunting puzzles
- Grantham model railway display in OO Gauge (trailer video for a DVD)
- Isaac’s LEGO trains – aka Smith Movies on YouTube
- Is there less focus on prototypical movement, signalling, etc, on LEGO railways?
- Converting from model railway to LEGO railways
- The perception of the LEGO railway hobby amongst traditional railway modellers
- L-gauge – “LEGO Gauge” railways, as a means to promote a unified front of the LEGO model railway hobby
- Our favourite model railway displays
- Bridge At Remagen (Facebook page) – N Gauge layout with a WWII theme. Recommended by Richard.
- Budget Model Railways (YouTube channel). Recommended by Henry.
- West Sussex N Gauge Society. Recommended by Henry.
- Copenhagen Fields. Recommended by Stuart.
- Pendon model railway (YouTube video). Recommended by Stuart.
- Leicester South model railway (YouTube video) by Shipley Model Railway Club. Recommended by Richard.
- “Bank Foot” model railway – known as Rowntree Sidings, by Blyth and Tyne Model Railway Society.
- Winchester Railway Modellers. Recommended by Stuart.
- Everard Junction – OO gauge model railway (YouTube channel). Recommended by Matt.
- New Junction – OO gauge model railway (YouTube channel). Recommended by Will.
- P4 New Street. Recommended by Stuart.
- Tinsley TMD model railway (YouTube video). Recommended by Richard.