Category Archives: Eighties

Bachmann Class 121 at Spalding

Today at the Spalding show the EP for Bachmann’s BR class 121 is on display. Due in about 12 months time it’ll be worth the wait. Underframe details look exceptional including the speedometer drive from bogie to chassis. The internal … Continue reading

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PCA Accurascale at GETS

Announced at GETS today Accurascale PCA bulk cement wagons in OO Gauge. Three pack £69.95, discounts for rakes, estimated arrival January 2019 7mm HUO EP was also on the stand as was the 4mm PCV’s And at the end of … Continue reading

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Heljan Telford 2018 O gauge and OO gauge announcements

This morning there’s a very interesting press release from Heljan at the 2018 Telford O gauge show. God news for 7mm modellers with the popular GWR AEC Railcar and BR Class 56 Diesels being announced below, but for the 4mm … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, Brown…

Yup, Brown! Ok admittedly brown isn’t often the ‘go to’ colour for inspiration, but today, it is. This past week I’ve been in mid Wales, an area of the UK often overlooked in terms of landscapes the island has to … Continue reading

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Heljan’s O Gauge Class 50

Heljan have kindly sent across images of the engineering prototype for their O gauge British Rail Class 50. As usual at this stage, it’s an early prototype and subject to change. Some details have already been identified for improvement. Release … Continue reading

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Notes from the Mancave, Dingham Delights

Today I’ve been putting together, and trial fitting Dingham electromagnetic couplers. These are them fitted to a Bachmann 08. They’re a bit fiddly to assemble, but the instructions are clear and give good hints and tips on their use. I’ve … Continue reading

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Twee Trees

Here’s some of today’s work. Whilst I’ve still got the exit end to work out in terms of view blocks and structures, the head shunt end is pretty much finalised. These are Woodland Scenics tree armatures, with micro mark dark … Continue reading

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