Category Archives: Model Railway

Throwback Thursday , Standing Back

It is interesting sometimes doing that arty ‘stand back’ and look at what you’ve done. I’m doing this a lot at the moment, getting the layout ready to go out for the second time. This picture was taken early January … Continue reading

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Man Cave Makeover

This weekend amongst night shifts and a quick visit to Expo EM North, I’ve been completing the final elements of Shelfie2. Like most man caves mine has too much ‘stuff’, particularly ‘stuff’ that gets in the way. I have two … Continue reading

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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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Transformation Tuesday, Kings Cross & The Heljan 25 and 86

One of the nice things about this hobby is the social element to it. Last night in ye olde London towne a group, nine, later ten, of us met up. In two different pubs we were asked what’s the occasion? … 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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