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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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N Gauge Motivation Monday

In the past I’ve bought a used layout, in my case it was the layout that became Bawdsey. It is a good way of getting started in a new scale or gauge, and if anyone out there is looking for … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, Back to the future!

These three are some of the key motivators for me, and looking for some data for a friends potential product the other day, I rediscovered them in the man cave. Centre stage is the first Wild Swan magazine, British Railway … Continue reading

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Monday Motivation (Shelfie2, First Results)

This weekend was a good shakedown for Shelfie2 at the Define show. The Dinghams worked with a high degree of reliability, and generated quite a bit of interest by themselves. The stock worked well too, and we had a visitor … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas 2018

It’s that time of year again! This one seems to have flown past! So just a quick line to wish you readers a very happy Christmas, and to take a moment or two to think about those whom are by … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, Brown…

Yup, Brown! Ok admittedly brown isn’t often the ‘go to’ colour for inspiration, but today, it is. This past week I’ve been in mid Wales, an area of the UK often overlooked in terms of landscapes the island has to … 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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