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When you’re digging a hole…

Often said, when you’re digging a hole, know when to stop! I’d been pushing on with my Southern Electric project, and it wasn’t lighting my fire as it should. It’s at this point it’s a good idea to take stock, … Continue reading

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Notes from Olympia 2 (Toy Fair 2017)

Further notes from the 2017 Toy Fair. Returning to the Oxford stand the Golden Valley 0-6-0 Janus Diesel shunter was available to view in painted format. Bear in mind these models have been handled by production teams as well as … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blogger, Branch Line, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Layout, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, oxford, Oxford rail, Scottish Region, social media, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, wagon, Western Region | 7 Comments

Notes from Olympia 1 (Toy Fair 2017)

Today (24/02/2017) Oxford Rail announced a package of new products, of approximately 170 new items, 64 of them were rail related items. Of note for me were four items in particular, the GER/LNER/BR N7 0-6-2T, the BR GLW 35T A … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Airfix, Bachmann, blogger, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, finescale, flying scotsman, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, life, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale | 3 Comments

Hornby Masterclass Peckett W4 R3427

Perhaps the phrase of the latter half of this year regarding a few ready to run locomotive releases has been ‘gamechanger’. Go back a couple of years or so and there’s no way you’d have thought that sobriquet could be … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Bachmann, blog, blogger, Branch Line, British Rail, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, EM, finescale, flying scotsman, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Industrial, Inspiration, Kalmbach, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Peckett, R3427, R3428, R3429, Rapido Trains, research, review, Scottish Region, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Driving home for Christmas

A couple of years back in the run up to christmas, and a hundred thousand or so less hits ago, Davide at thenightflier blog, kindly allowed me to link to his ‘Drivers’ view from the office  albionyard/skyward-head-in-the-clouds/. It was a popular post, showing … Continue reading

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3D Developments

Of late I’ve been fortunate to see some of the really excellent 3D printing developments that are coming into the hobby. This weekend a PO wagon belonging to the Abdon Clee Stone Quarries on the Cleobury Mortimer & Ditton Priors Light … Continue reading

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Warley 2016 Grab Shots #2 (The Canadians are Coming)

   On Model Rail’s stand this weekend were several models of the LNER J70 locomotive. In partnership with Rapido, Model Rail is looking for expressions of interest from those interested in purchasing a ready to run model in 4mm OO … Continue reading

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