Category Archives: history

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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We Will Remember Them

Posted in 3d, 3d printing, blog, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour, finescale, flanders, Great Western, gwr, history, HO, hobbies, life, LMS, LNER, menin gate, model, model photography, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Photography, remember, remembrance, Southern, the great war, world war one, world war two, ypres | 2 Comments

The numbers all go to eleven…

If like me going into the mancave has the potential for a bit of cheeky petrol sniffing, this’ll work for you… 919 record Porsche’s record breaking Nurburgring lap with an hybrid 919, unleashed, with everything turned up to eleven, and … Continue reading

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Oxford Rail London Toy Fair 2018

GER/LNER/BR N7 The N7 announced last year is very close to release and Oxford had an advanced EP on the stand to have a look at. As such it has some issues eg the coupling rods have been put on … Continue reading

Posted in 3d, 3d printing, blog, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Eleventh Hour, Great Western, Hattons, history, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Layout, LMS, LNER, media, menin gate, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, oxford, Oxford rail, remembrance, Scottish Region, social media, the great war, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, wagon, Western Region, world war one, world war two | 17 Comments

Hornby London Toy Fair 2018

NBR/LNER/BR J36 On the Hornby stand one of the EP’s for the new J36 was available to have a good look at. The Prototype is definitely a Scottish model, so those of you who have been after a widely spread … Continue reading

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London ToyFair 2018 Airfix

Here’s some aviation content, the new releases from Airfix for 2018 seen at the London Toyfair. The Hunter is one of the releases that interests me, it’s a classic 50’s and 60’s jet and reminds me of kicking the tyres … Continue reading

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First one in..

First of all, have a good new year, and thanks for stopping by. So what will the new year bring? Recharging the batteries in the depths of the heart of Wales always does some good, and brings the opportunity to … Continue reading

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