Category Archives: film

Biggest Little Railway, Toy Trains on Telly?

My mate Mr Parker  (philsworkbench) gets the low down on a telly project to be filmed this summer, sounds bonkers, and fascinating in the same sentence!

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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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And relaaaax….

Its been a bit quiet on the blog front of late, and that’s because I’ve been working on a large writing and modelling project with my good friend Paul Lunn. It has re-fired the brain cells though with quite a … Continue reading

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2014, Year of the Shelfie ..

2014 the year of the Shelfie, and a note to say thank you for taking the time to read this blog over the year. Its been quite a busy year, right the way through as far as modelling projects go, … Continue reading

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this is why we fly

Another one of the occasional posts showing life from the other side of the door, I’m lucky I get to see this from time to time. This is an Instrument approach into Queenstown EN Zed. I must go there one … Continue reading

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The Future of Exhibitions

My good friend Mr Cooper of ‘The North’ has written eloquently http://newheymodelrailway.  regarding how the standard of the reporting of recent shows exhibitions has slipped of late. Some of course may agree with him, but one thing is clear, nothing stays … Continue reading

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We Can Be Hero’s

Hero’s in toy trains? Well here’s two of them. A GoPro hero, and a Bachmann 08. GoPro cameras are well known for their build quality, functionality, compact size, robustness, and last but not least image quality. The second hero here … Continue reading

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