Category Archives: Eighties

N Gauge Motivation Monday

In the past I’ve bought a used layout, in my case it was the layout that became Bawdsey. It is a good way of getting started in a new scale or gauge, and if anyone out there is looking for … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, Back to the future!

These three are some of the key motivators for me, and looking for some data for a friends potential product the other day, I rediscovered them in the man cave. Centre stage is the first Wild Swan magazine, British Railway … Continue reading

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Monday Motivation (Shelfie2, First Results)

This weekend was a good shakedown for Shelfie2 at the Define show. The Dinghams worked with a high degree of reliability, and generated quite a bit of interest by themselves. The stock worked well too, and we had a visitor … Continue reading

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Definitely Define

Well I’m definitely getting there, not just with the layout but to Define 2019 this weekend. Define will be a first showing for the layout, it’s a one day event, sort of a social/open house thing by the Define group. … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday, (Illuminating Shelfie2)

These images are about two years old, I find that surprising because sometimes time seems to stand still with a layout, despite progress being made. Shelfie2 has had a bit of a Byzantine journey, ranging from a North Wales DMU … Continue reading

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More thoughts from Warley 2018

Well, back from Warley, and back from this mornings equine lawnmower entrapment scheme, here’s a few more images from the 2018 Warley show. Oxfords OO N7 decorated samples, the announcement was covered earlier here Toy Fair . The appearance looks … Continue reading

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Warley 2018 Rapido images

Firstly apologies for lack of narrative with this post, getting a few minutes around the show to grab images is challenging at times! Still here’s the Canuck stuff, and it looks to Rapido’s high standard The Tempo, I have no … Continue reading

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