Category Archives: Ian Futers

Time on your hands ..

I’ve often said it but time is the most valuable commodity we modellers have. It matters not if you ‘buy’ time, either literally by paying someone to do something for you, or making the best use of your own time … Continue reading

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Girls on Film (well two blokes actually)

Well that’s a wrap as telly and filum experts would say. Paul Lunn and I have just finished two days filming with Chris Walsh of Activity Media. The two days were quite intense with changes from layout to layout, Albion … Continue reading

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2014, Year of the ‘Shelfie’ / Selfie

2013 was, we are told the year of the ‘selfie’, basically a self portrait taken with a smartphone or tablet and bunged on the interweb for millions to drool over. Interestingly there’s some research that shows that if you are … Continue reading

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Shock, Horror! Internet proved wrong …

In a shock development today, a fault was found in the internet! A factual error was discovered on a posting made yesterday …. Yup I’ve had a better opportunity to look at Hornby’s Sentinel and realised that the outside frames … Continue reading

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It’s all over now …

Warley, the final frontier, Captain Slogg etc etc. Well the layout very nearly was matchwood let alone a log on last Thursday afternoon. On test set up, I always do one prior to an exhibition, the layout had developed an … Continue reading

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Warley & The Digital Backscene

This weekend is the final show for the layout, and we are stand B50 at the NEC Warley show. One of the main features of the layout is the backscene, which is a digital print. It is one of the … Continue reading

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Modelling Grassland and Landscape Detailing (Review)

Modelling Grassland and Landscape Detailing Price: 24.95 Published by Wild Swan Publications 2013 ISBN : 978 1 908763 068 Written by Gordon Gravett This book written by Gordon Gravett, is the third dealing specifically with the techniques he and his … Continue reading

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You can’t always get what you want

Well it’s true, not just in the world of toy trains, but life. One common wail across the interweb and to a degree at shows I’ve been to is the comment I’m waiting for such and such to be made, … Continue reading

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Mark One Suburbia

One of the typical coaches for the British Rail era that covered commuter and suburban train stock is the British Rail Mk1 suburban coaches. There are two manufacturers in 4mm scale that produce this as ready to run, Bachmann and … Continue reading

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Rock ‘N’ Roll Star

Perhaps that genuine buzz looking at the who’s who of names from the history of our UK branch of the hobby engraved in the Visitors Cup, is a touch of what it feels like to be a rock and roll … Continue reading

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