Category Archives: Great Western

Heljan’s O Gauge Class 50

Heljan have kindly sent across images of the engineering prototype for their O gauge British Rail Class 50. As usual at this stage, it’s an early prototype and subject to change. Some details have already been identified for improvement. Release … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday, Fifteen Minute Heroes, How to Gain Weight

It’s been a while since I posted a Fifteen Minute Hero, a couple of years at least! One of the things I want to do with Shelfie2 is to have it hands free operation, so with that in mind I’ve … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (visitors)

Posted in 3f, Bachmann, Branch Line, brassmasters, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, DCC, dcc sound, djm, Eastern Region, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, iphoneography, Layout, LMS, LNER, Midland Region, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, peco, scale, scale modelling, Scottish Region, shelfie2, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, waterslide, Western Region, wordless wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Letter from the ManCave

This evening I’ve had Shelfie2 out on scaffolding trestles in the main room of the mancave. Normally this is occupied by a car, I know, weirdo eh? Still, having the space clear for a while has allowed me to put … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (sunlight)

Posted in Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, brassmasters, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Industrial, iphone, iphoneography, Layout, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, Nevard, northumberland, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Peckett, Photography, scale, scale modelling, Scottish Region, shelfie, shelfie2, Southern, Southern Region, sun, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, wagon, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region, wordless wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Throwback Thursday, When you’re digging, stop!

You know when you take one of those images that just nails it? This one above does it for me and it emphasises I’m well on the way to something good.  A year or so ago I’d been working on a … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday Collier Street

A quick look back a few years, here’s ‘Collier Street’ an N gauge layout commissioned by Peco. The layout was a Paul Lunn design from the N gauge Set Track plan book and I built it adapting the design slightly … Continue reading

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