Category Archives: Manchester

The Christmas Show Manchester 2018

If you’ve got time tomorrow, this years Manchester Show is really worth making the effort. If you like Minories, and BR Blue, Alan Whitehouse’s Hallam Town in 2FS will float your boat, Geoff Kent’s sublime Black Lion Crossing features EM … Continue reading

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Setting the Scene

Last week I had the privilege of a call from Roy Jackson asking for a few of my thoughts. A brave man. So I gave him a few of them and then we got on with the matter in hand. … Continue reading

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The Peninsula Club

Is that where he’s been, The Peninsula Club? Low cut dresses, heels and G&T’s by the bucket load. That’s enough about what I do at the weekend though. The Peninsula. In the UK a pretty rare piece of layout design, … Continue reading

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Manchester 2015

This weekend I have ‘Shelfie ‘ at the Manchester show. http://mmrs.co.uk/exhibition/ Barnes Wallis building Manchester University. We also have one of the USATC Engineering prototype dock tanks from Model Rail/Bachmann with us. Harwood Room, Stand 4, next to Pete Kirmonds … Continue reading

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The Other 02

Much frothing has taken place over the past few weeks regarding 02’s of the steam engine variety, I’ve not seen one yet, though Warley show beckons and I may catch up with one there. With the Warley show coming up … Continue reading

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Some Might Say …

As remarked upon in my previous post there are a good number of people in the hobby that spend far too much time telling you how something should be done, what can be done and what can’t be done, with … Continue reading

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Warley & The Digital Backscene

This weekend is the final show for the layout, and we are stand B50 at the NEC Warley show. One of the main features of the layout is the backscene, which is a digital print. It is one of the … Continue reading

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