Category Archives: mancave

Woodland Development

Back at the beginning of the year, the woodlands along the rear of the layout were being blocked in. Most of it was acceptable, but in cliche corner with my over bridge scenic break, getting the trees and overhang right … Continue reading

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Essential Witness and Transition

Essential Witness and Transition are two books that do that rare thing of capturing the railway in an engaging and artistic way. Each book contains the work of one photographer, Jim Shaughnessy for Essential Witness, and Colin Gifford for Transition. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Heljan 07)

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NMRA Motivation Monday

Bob Phelps receives the NMRA’s distinguished service award Saturday 13th July 2019 from NMRA President Pete Magoun, at the NMRA National Train Show in Utah. So why’s this of interest? Bob, principal product design engineer worked for Peco for 54, … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday , Paint

Whilst waiting for more tree making material to arrive, I’ve turned to a trial of the backscene. I’m using a similar technique to that I used here, Setting the Scene where myself and the late Roy Jackson painted the sky/backscene … Continue reading

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Good Night and Thanks For Your Service..j

Well a few times I’ve mentioned on here that it’s game over. Today, it is. Developments here mean that Albion Yard has ‘left the building’. All the neat stuff has been saved, and wiring, motors and some track too. But … Continue reading

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Heljan OO Class 45/1

Today Heljan are announcing their all new Derby/Sulzer Type 4 in ‘OO’. This model is currently being tooled and featuring a large number of authentic detail variations – including the first-ever accurate models of ETH-fitted Class 45/1s. The first examples … Continue reading

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