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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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NMRA Motivation Monday

Bob Phelps receives the NMRA’s distinguished service award Saturday 13th July 2019 from NMRA President Pete Magoun, at the NMRA National Train Show in Utah. So why’s this of interest? Bob, principal product design engineer worked for Peco for 54, … Continue reading

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Cover it!

Copyright Rutland & Stamford Mercury https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/four-arrested-at-welland-academy-after-vandalism-of-model-railway-exhibition-9070661/ https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/144657-cancelled-due-to-vandalism-stamford-show-18th-may/&ct=1558185829 Really depressing news for the exhibition circuit today. Recently we’ve seen prototype preservation organisations suffer vandalism, and this is the first time (I recall) a similar issue  within the hobby at a show. … Continue reading

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Thank You and Happy New Year 2019

Just a quick note to wish readers a happy new year and to say thanks for taking time out of your life, to read the blog. It means a lot that you visit, it really does, and it’s a pleasant … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas 2018

It’s that time of year again! This one seems to have flown past! So just a quick line to wish you readers a very happy Christmas, and to take a moment or two to think about those whom are by … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

Another year flown past! A quick note to thank all you readers whom have dropped in over the past year. It’s been a bit quiet over the past month on here, but don’t worry we’ll pick up in the new … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday, Not! (Shelfie2 The State of the Nation Pt2)

So with the track down, wired, and working, point motors fitted, the track sub road bed was finally fixed to the chassis. The sharper of you will have noted that he’s not mentioned the fiddle yard or staging yet…. And … Continue reading

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