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Wordless Wednesday

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Wordless Wednesday (Cat checks out Rapido 1200’s and 3800’s)

And is even more astonished when shown the fugly GMD-1…

Posted in Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, British Rail, canada, canadian national, canadian pacific, cat, DCC, dcc sound, film, finescale, flying scotsman, gmd-1, Great Western, heljan, HO, hobbies, Hornby, humour, iphone, iphoneography, kadee, Kalmbach, life, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, scale modelling, Scottish Region, Southern, Southern Region, sw1200rs, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, True North, Union Pacific, Western Region, wordless wednesday | 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

Posted in 919, Award, blog, hero, history, hybrid, Inspiration, life, man cave, mancave, nurburgring, porsche, skill, sport | 4 Comments

Wordless Wednesday 4th July, Faded & F…..!

Posted in 4th july, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, Cameo layout, DCC, dcc sound, finescale, HO, hobbies, Hornby, iain rice, independance day, iphoneography, Kalmbach, Layout, life, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Rapido Trains, scale, scale modelling, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, True North, Uncategorized, usa, wordless wednesday | Leave a comment

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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Notes from the Mancave, Dingham Delights

Today I’ve been putting together, and trial fitting Dingham electromagnetic couplers. These are them fitted to a Bachmann 08. They’re a bit fiddly to assemble, but the instructions are clear and give good hints and tips on their use. I’ve … 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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