Category Archives: Great Western

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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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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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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The Christmas Show Manchester 2018

If you’ve got time tomorrow, this years Manchester Show is really worth making the effort. If you like Minories, and BR Blue, Alan Whitehouse’s Hallam Town in 2FS will float your boat, Geoff Kent’s sublime Black Lion Crossing features EM … 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 images number 1 Peco

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

Posted in 3d, 3d printing, accurascale, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, gwr, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, iphoneography, Layout, LMS, LNER, man cave, mancave, media, Midland Region, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, new release, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, peco, product news, Rapido Trains, scale, scale modelling, Scottish Region, shelfie, shelfie1, shelfie2, Southern, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Western Region | 1 Comment