Category Archives: history

Eighties Body Snatcher Throwback

Ok mullet wearers, here’s a poptastic 80’s child for you. It’s an Airfix 14xx body with a Perceverance chassis underneath. Made in the era of Kylie, wads of yuppie cash, XR3i’s and mobile Motorola phones the size of house bricks … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Airfix, Bachmann, blog, brassmasters, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Eighties, EM, Exhibition, finescale, flying scotsman, Forest of Dean, Great Western, history, HO, hobbies, Hornby, iain rice, iphone, Kalmbach, life, LMS, LNER, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, Nevard, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, shelfie, skill, skillset, social media, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Ultrascale, wagon, Western Region | 6 Comments

Orienteering, 2016’s Last Writes…

    The last few hours of 2016 ticks away, outside low cloud envelops this deeply rural welsh valley and the log burner is crackling, filling the Barn with warmth. There’s no sound travelling up from the village and it allows … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, blog, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, history, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, 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 | 4 Comments

The Fallen

  

Posted in 2016, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour, history, Inspiration, life, remember | Tagged , | Leave a comment

For those who gave

Posted in 2016, blog, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour, flanders, hero, history, Inspiration, life, menin gate | Tagged | 1 Comment

Wordless Wednesday (Shelvington)

           

Posted in 2016, blog, blogging, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, EM, Exhibition, finescale, Great Western, history, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Layout, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail | Tagged , | 2 Comments

Many Happy Returns..

   Like most of us I spend a good deal of time thinking and planning future projects, and sometimes help others with theirs. What you see above is just that, in the foreground is some 3D ‘thinking’. When the Forest … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Bachmann, blog, blogger, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, history, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Layout, life, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, Nevard, New Radnor, OO Gauge, Oxford rail | 2 Comments

Throwback Thursday Pannier

Well here’s a throwback for you. It’s a 1950’s era OO gauge Pannier. Today it has a retro sort of charm to it, with it’s cast body and basic chassis. Powered by an Triang XO3 motor through what looks like … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Bachmann, Barn find, blog, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Exhibition, finescale, Great Western, hero, history, hobbies, Hornby, Layout, life, media, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, shelfie, skill, skillset, social media, throwback thursday, toy fair, toy train, toytrainset, train set, Western Region | 2 Comments