Category Archives: apple

XTC Throwback Thursday

A few Thursdays back I posted this on the Albion Yard Facebook page which likely seemed bit left field even for regular readers of the blog, so why has it and other XTC references appeared? Well, earlier in the year … Continue reading

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Southern Nouveau

With Shelfie out on loan, the space it occupied has been filled with another project. This one has been on the back burner for a while, and is very firmly influenced by Ian Futers. Ian’s layouts have consistently provided inspiration, … Continue reading

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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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Happy New Year Bargain!

A quick post today to say thank you for everyone who has read and commented on the blog over the past year, I hope reading the blog has given you as much enjoyment as I’ve had writing it. 2013 was … 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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Hornby 2015 predictions and Sentinel maintenance 101

Well with Christmas day out of the way, it was time to give one of Santa’s presents a little run. I’d been fortunate enough to receive one of the new Sentinel shunters from Hornby and with a little time on … Continue reading

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