Category Archives: magazine

Throwback Thursday Collier Street

A quick look back a few years, here’s ‘Collier Street’ an N gauge layout commissioned by Peco. The layout was a Paul Lunn design from the N gauge Set Track plan book and I built it adapting the design slightly … Continue reading

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Friday Flashback 64xx

  Whilst working up some words for a magazine piece, I was searching through the back catalogue of images of the layout and found this one out, a staged shot with passenger traffic and signalling at Albion Yard. It’s one … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Parkside, Shades of Grey)

Posted in 2017, blog, Branch Line, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, iain rice, Ian Futers, iphone, Layout, LMS, LNER, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Railex, research, review, Scottish Region, shades of grey, social media, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, wagon, Wales, Western Region, wordless wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wordless Wednesday Trees

Posted in 2017, blog, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, EM, finescale, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Industrial, Kalmbach, Layout, LMS, LNER, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Railex, Rapido Trains, Scottish Region, shelfie, social media, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Western Region, wordless wednesday | Leave a comment

Biggest Little Railway, Toy Trains on Telly?

My mate Mr Parker  (philsworkbench) gets the low down on a telly project to be filmed this summer, sounds bonkers, and fascinating in the same sentence!

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blog, brassmasters, British Rail, dapol, Exhibition, film, flying scotsman, Friends, Great Western, hobbies, Hornby, humour, Inspiration, Interweb, Kalmbach, life, LMS, LNER, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, research, Scotland, Scottish Region, skill, skillset, social media, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, television, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, travel, Uncategorized, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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3D Developments

Of late I’ve been fortunate to see some of the really excellent 3D printing developments that are coming into the hobby. This weekend a PO wagon belonging to the Abdon Clee Stone Quarries on the Cleobury Mortimer & Ditton Priors Light … Continue reading

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