Category Archives: Ian Futers

Red Alert! RedCo Box Opened …

I’ve remarked before on this blog and in conversations that over the past ten years or so, most of my ready to run purchases have gone to Bachmann. That has primarily been because hornby  (and others), haven’t been making the … Continue reading

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Time on your hands ..

I’ve often said it but time is the most valuable commodity we modellers have. It matters not if you ‘buy’ time, either literally by paying someone to do something for you, or making the best use of your own time … Continue reading

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Girls on Film (well two blokes actually)

Well that’s a wrap as telly and filum experts would say. Paul Lunn and I have just finished two days filming with Chris Walsh of Activity Media. The two days were quite intense with changes from layout to layout, Albion … Continue reading

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2014, Year of the ‘Shelfie’ / Selfie

2013 was, we are told the year of the ‘selfie’, basically a self portrait taken with a smartphone or tablet and bunged on the interweb for millions to drool over. Interestingly there’s some research that shows that if you are … Continue reading

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Shock, Horror! Internet proved wrong …

In a shock development today, a fault was found in the internet! A factual error was discovered on a posting made yesterday …. Yup I’ve had a better opportunity to look at Hornby’s Sentinel and realised that the outside frames … Continue reading

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It’s all over now …

Warley, the final frontier, Captain Slogg etc etc. Well the layout very nearly was matchwood let alone a log on last Thursday afternoon. On test set up, I always do one prior to an exhibition, the layout had developed an … Continue reading

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Warley & The Digital Backscene

This weekend is the final show for the layout, and we are stand B50 at the NEC Warley show. One of the main features of the layout is the backscene, which is a digital print. It is one of the … Continue reading

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