Category Archives: Railex

Player, or Builder?

There’s a question…. I took Shelfie to the Warminster show last weekend, a round trip of 430 miles just to show the layout for one day. I don’t often do one day events, but occasionally there’s a show where I … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Airfix, Bachmann, blog, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, canada, DCC, dcc sound, Exhibition, finescale, Friends, HO, hobbies, Hornby, iain rice, Ian Futers, Inspiration, laramie, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Railex, research, shelfie, social media, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized | 2 Comments

When you’re digging a hole…

Often said, when you’re digging a hole, know when to stop! I’d been pushing on with my Southern Electric project, and it wasn’t lighting my fire as it should. It’s at this point it’s a good idea to take stock, … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Airfix, Bachmann, blogger, Branch Line, brassmasters, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, finescale, flying scotsman, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, iain rice, Ian Futers, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Railex, review, Scottish Region, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Western Region | 4 Comments

Southern Nouveau

With Shelfie out on loan, the space it occupied has been filled with another project. This one has been on the back burner for a while, and is very firmly influenced by Ian Futers. Ian’s layouts have consistently provided inspiration, … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, apple, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, Chris Nevard, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, finescale, flying scotsman, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, iain rice, Ian Futers, Inspiration, iphone, laramie, Layout, life, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Railex, Rapido Trains, research, Scottish Region, shelfie, social media, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Western Region, wild swan | 13 Comments

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

Posted in 2017, Airfix, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, djm, Eastern Region, EM, finescale, flying scotsman, Forest of Dean, Great Western, H1410, Hattons, hobbies, Hornby, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, Nevard, New Radnor, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Railex, research, review, Scottish Region, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Wales, Western Region | 17 Comments

Wordless, or rather, Costless, Wednesday

An intriguing press release has come my way from Sarah Palmer at Mortons Media http://www.mortonsmedia, a well known UK publishing house. The release introduces a new railway modelling magazine set for release at Warley in a few weeks time. No … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Bachmann, blog, blogger, Branch Line, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, finescale, flying scotsman, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Kalmbach, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Railex, Rapido Trains, research, review, Scottish Region, social media, Southern Region, toy train, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Western Region, wordless wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Manic Monday

4mm scale shackles. If I give up the day job I could try out as a jeweller! A mix of frustrating, and satisfaction assembling these, and remembering to breath…

Posted in Bachmann, blog, blogging, Branch Line, brassmasters, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, finescale, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, Nevard, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Railex, Rapido Trains, Scottish Region, skill, skillset, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, wagon | 6 Comments

Toady Tuesday

Nope, not the shuffling queue of hooded, hook nosed disciples heading to a convenient internet portal to join the weekly disembowelling of a toy train manufacturer, but an update on my Toad.     A year or so ago I started … Continue reading

Posted in Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, hobbies, Hornby, LMS, LNER, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, Nevard, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Railex, research, Scottish Region, skill, skillset, Southern Region, toy train, toytrainset, train set, Western Region | 7 Comments