Category Archives: Forest of Dean

Good Night and Thanks For Your Service..j

Well a few times I’ve mentioned on here that it’s game over. Today, it is. Developments here mean that Albion Yard has ‘left the building’. All the neat stuff has been saved, and wiring, motors and some track too. But … 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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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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Notes from the Man Cave, Getting to Grips with Dinghams

Many years back I settled on three link couplings for my rolling stock on the OO and EM layouts I’ve either made or been involved with. Their visual benefits are easy to see, but they do have a few practical … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday (Space Connections Part 1)

This hobby covers a good spectrum of social aspects, most modellers I know aren’t club members but either work alone or in small groups. ‘Space’ in the UK is often at a premium and frequently costly, so it’s no surprise … 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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Warley images number 1 Peco

Peco’s new OO crossings as 3D EP prints. Latest news is in tooling, anticipated first quarter 2019.

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