Category Archives: Inspiration

Motivation Monday Transfer Transformers

A few years back my brother got hold of a couple of Kadee 40ft boxcars, and I weathered one. It was ok but not really one that I could get enthused about, so I tried doing a patched out livery. … Continue reading

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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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Motivation Monday Shelfie2 Progression

Progression, using a phone as a camera. Rather than the image content the camera phone is probably what my late father would be surprised at. It is a very useful tool for me, keeping track of Shelfie2’s progress, not to … Continue reading

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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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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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Chiltern MRA 2018 Exhibition

This weekend it’s the Stevenage Chiltern Model Railway Association at the Stevenage leisure centre. First show of the year and always a good one, (see above). Well worth the effort of getting there. http://www.cmra.org.uk/exhibition.html https://www.modelu3d.co.uk

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Showtime, ‘This is Pop’ 7pm ET

For fans of pre Brit-Pop music, and that crossover from MOR music to the punk era, tonight on ‘Showtime’ 7pm ET there a unique documentary regarding the British band XTC, called ‘This is Pop’. http://xtcbumperbookoffunforboysandgirls.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/showtime-xtc-documentary-charlie-thomas.html?m=1 The connection with the hobby … Continue reading

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