Category Archives: research

XTC Throwback Thursday

A few Thursdays back I posted this on the Albion Yard Facebook page which likely seemed bit left field even for regular readers of the blog, so why has it and other XTC references appeared? Well, earlier in the year … Continue reading

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Canadian Throwback Thursday 

A week ago, the view from the ‘office’. The office being a chair on a dock pontoon for a short break away from normal life. This is the Canadian ‘Near North’ a days drive directly north from Toronto. The benefits … Continue reading

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#wordless Wednesday 

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blog, canada, DCC, dcc sound, finescale, HO, hobbies, iain rice, Inspiration, Kalmbach, Layout, life, media, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, research, social media, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, travel, usa, wordless wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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

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Great Central Weekend

Busy weekend due at the Great Central Railway at Quorn. Exhibition looks good and some interesting trade exhibits. This is the EP for Dapols LSWR B4  At first glance it appears popular with the punters and captures the overall look … Continue reading

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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

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Biggest Little Railway, Toy Trains on Telly?

My mate Mr Parker  (philsworkbench) gets the low down on a telly project to be filmed this summer, sounds bonkers, and fascinating in the same sentence!

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