Category Archives: mancave

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

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Wordless Wednesday (Shelfie)

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Accurascale, Transformation Tuesday!

When your 21 year old daughter says ‘that looks nice, what is it?’ it’s an indication that the box, at the very least is ‘on message’. Not only that but SWMBO, or ‘the wife’ as I know her, mentions it … Continue reading

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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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