Category Archives: Friends

 A Rapido Four Years..

Four years ago, this afternoon I was in the descent from a heavy snow shower from the Cat and Fiddle pass. I was on the way to see the Rapido rapidotrains UK launch, the-canadians-are-coming/  At that launch I asked why now?,  why the … Continue reading

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XTC Throwback Thursday

A few Thursdays back I posted this on the Albion Yard Facebook page which likely seemed bit left field even for regular readers of the blog, so why has it and other XTC references appeared? Well, earlier in the year … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, 3d, 3d printing, apple, Bachmann, blog, blogging, British Rail, Cameo, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Eighties, EM, Exhibition, film, finescale, flying scotsman, Friends, Great Western, hero, history, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Interweb, iphone, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, music, n gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, Old school, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Photography, research, review, Sky, Sky arts, social media, Southern Region, Swindon, television, throwback thursday, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Western Region, Xtc | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Wordless Wednesday XTC

Posted in 2017, 3d, 3d printing, Bachmann, blog, blogger, Branch Line, Cameo, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, DVD, Eighties, film, finescale, Friends, Great Western, hero, history, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, life, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, music, n gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, paint, Photography, Rapido Trains, Scottish Region, skill, skillset, Sky, Sky arts, social media, Southern Region, television, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Western Region, wordless wednesday, Xtc | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Canadian Throwback Thursday 

A week ago, the view from the ‘office’. The office being a chair on a dock pontoon for a short break away from normal life. This is the Canadian ‘Near North’ a days drive directly north from Toronto. The benefits … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blog, Cameo, Cameo layout, canada, dcc sound, finescale, Friends, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Layout, life, media, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, Ontario, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, research, shelfie, social media, throwback thursday, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, travel, True North, Uncategorized, usa | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Player, or Builder?

There’s a question…. I took Shelfie to the Warminster show last weekend, a round trip of 430 miles just to show the layout for one day. I don’t often do one day events, but occasionally there’s a show where I … Continue reading

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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!

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blog, brassmasters, British Rail, dapol, Exhibition, film, flying scotsman, Friends, Great Western, hobbies, Hornby, humour, Inspiration, Interweb, Kalmbach, life, LMS, LNER, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, research, Scotland, Scottish Region, skill, skillset, social media, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, television, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, travel, Uncategorized, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2016, aviation, blog, blogger, blogging, British Rail, christmas, dapol, DCC, Eastern Region, EM, Exhibition, film, finescale, flight, flying, flying scotsman, Friends, go pro, Great Western, hero, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Interweb, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment