Category Archives: New Radnor

14xx Frustration..

There’s a bit of an Irish answer kicking round with this one, in that if you want to finish up with a good chassis, I wouldn’t be starting from here. When buying a model for use, my primary concern is … Continue reading

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Hattons DJM 14xx Review H1410

It’s early 2017 and on the desk in front of me is the Hattons/DJM 14xx model. It’s almost a year late from original estimated delivery. Not that that’s an issue, no one dies or died because of it, as far … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Airfix, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, DCC, dcc sound, djm, Eastern Region, EM, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, H1410, Hattons, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Layout, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, New Radnor, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, research, review, Scottish Region, shelfie, social media, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Ultrascale, Uncategorized, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region | 18 Comments

3D Developments

Of late I’ve been fortunate to see some of the really excellent 3D printing developments that are coming into the hobby. This weekend a PO wagon belonging to the Abdon Clee Stone Quarries on the Cleobury Mortimer & Ditton Priors Light … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, 3d, 3d printing, blog, blogger, brassmasters, British Rail, copyright, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, finescale, flying scotsman, Friends, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Industrial, Inspiration, Layout, life, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, New Radnor, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, research, review, Scottish Region, Southern, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, wagon, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region | 7 Comments

Many Happy Returns..

   Like most of us I spend a good deal of time thinking and planning future projects, and sometimes help others with theirs. What you see above is just that, in the foreground is some 3D ‘thinking’. When the Forest … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Bachmann, blog, blogger, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, history, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Layout, life, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, Nevard, New Radnor, OO Gauge, Oxford rail | 2 Comments

Branch Line Favourites

Tempting though it was to tear open the new Ratio GWR brick built signal box kit thats arrived for review, today I’ve spent an hour or so re-glasing a Hornby GWR Autocoach. Like some of the kits I’m disposing of … Continue reading

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Railex Preparations Vol I

Over the next couple of weeks or so I’ll be burning some midnight oil as Railex at Aylesbury approaches. The layout will be assembelled as its been stored for five months or so and tested. In the intervening period I’ve … Continue reading

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New Radnor Stepping Stone to ‘Finescale’

Thursday 24th April 1930 isn’t much of a date in the history books, we were a month away to the day from Amy Johnson landing in Darwin for example, and it appears that nothing much happened that day of any … Continue reading

Posted in Airfix, Bachmann, book, Branch Line, British Rail, canon, Chris Nevard, Exhibition, Great Western, hobbies, Hornby, Kalmbach, Layout, life, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Modelling, Nevard, New Radnor, OO Gauge, paint, Photography, research, Uncategorized, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region | Tagged | 3 Comments