Category Archives: Chris Nevard

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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Setting the Scene

Last week I had the privilege of a call from Roy Jackson asking for a few of my thoughts. A brave man. So I gave him a few of them and then we got on with the matter in hand. … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, Cameo, Cameo layout, canada, Chris Nevard, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, EM, Exhibition, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Industrial, Inspiration, Layout, life, Manchester, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, Scottish Region, shelfie, social media, Southern, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, trainset, Uncategorized, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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

Posted in 2017, apple, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, Chris Nevard, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, finescale, flying scotsman, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, iain rice, Ian Futers, Inspiration, iphone, laramie, Layout, life, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Railex, Rapido Trains, research, Scottish Region, shelfie, social media, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Western Region, wild swan | 13 Comments

Creating Cameo Layouts (Iain Rice / Wild Swan Books)

Iain Rice is well known for his many books and articles on layout design, and railway modelling across a wide range of subject matter. ‘Creating Cameo Layouts’ is the latest modelling book release from Wild Swan Books, and immediately looks … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday, its all over now …

Well a couple of years ago I wrote that it’s all over now, Albion Yard doing its final show at Warley 2013, or that was the plan. https://albionyard.wordpress.com/2013/11/29/its-all-over-now/ However one show which I’d been asked to do but never managed … Continue reading

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Warley and the Dock Tanks

a All three versions of the Model Rail limited edition USRA dock tank are at Warley, on ‘Shelfie’ this weekend. They are stunning models and run really well, especially for pre production models. Come and see them stand C11. On … Continue reading

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We could be Hero’s*

A bit of a sad start to the new year, with the hobby losing two elder statesmen, who played their part in the development of the UK’s hobby. Firstly John Brewer, who was editor of Railway Modeller, and who kindly … Continue reading

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