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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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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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Wordless Wednesday (Beast from the East)

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Twee Trees

Here’s some of today’s work. Whilst I’ve still got the exit end to work out in terms of view blocks and structures, the head shunt end is pretty much finalised. These are Woodland Scenics tree armatures, with micro mark dark … Continue reading

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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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