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Cancellation Scalefourum 2019

Regrettably due to unforeseen and unavoidable family circumstances we’ve had to withdraw from Scalefourum 2019, where we’d been invited as guest layout. We extend apologies to Terry and the Scalefourum team, and readers who were hoping to see us there. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 9/11

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Man Cave Makeover

This weekend amongst night shifts and a quick visit to Expo EM North, I’ve been completing the final elements of Shelfie2. Like most man caves mine has too much ‘stuff’, particularly ‘stuff’ that gets in the way. I have two … Continue reading

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Transformation Tuesday, Kings Cross & The Heljan 25 and 86

One of the nice things about this hobby is the social element to it. Last night in ye olde London towne a group, nine, later ten, of us met up. In two different pubs we were asked what’s the occasion? … Continue reading

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Essential Witness and Transition

Essential Witness and Transition are two books that do that rare thing of capturing the railway in an engaging and artistic way. Each book contains the work of one photographer, Jim Shaughnessy for Essential Witness, and Colin Gifford for Transition. … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday , Paint

Whilst waiting for more tree making material to arrive, I’ve turned to a trial of the backscene. I’m using a similar technique to that I used here, Setting the Scene where myself and the late Roy Jackson painted the sky/backscene … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Bachmann 45

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