Category Archives: oxford

Oxford Rail London Toy Fair 2018

GER/LNER/BR N7 The N7 announced last year is very close to release and Oxford had an advanced EP on the stand to have a look at. As such it has some issues eg the coupling rods have been put on … Continue reading

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Notes from Olympia 2 (Toy Fair 2017)

Further notes from the 2017 Toy Fair. Returning to the Oxford stand the Golden Valley 0-6-0 Janus Diesel shunter was available to view in painted format. Bear in mind these models have been handled by production teams as well as … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (oxfords)

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Nine, is the magic number!

Nine, is the magic number! That’s what the layout has taught me this week. This is because I’m still working out what I want from a bigger multi location scheme, version 1, seen below. Since this early draft (not to scale), … Continue reading

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2016 British Toy Fair

A week ago I had the pleasure of visiting the London Toy Fair at Olympia courtesy of Oxford Rail. It was an interesting visit, very much the ‘trade’ show rather than the exhibitions we frequent. What was very apparent and … Continue reading

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