Category Archives: research

Heljan OO Class 45/1

Today Heljan are announcing their all new Derby/Sulzer Type 4 in ‘OO’. This model is currently being tooled and featuring a large number of authentic detail variations – including the first-ever accurate models of ETH-fitted Class 45/1s. The first examples … Continue reading

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Cover it!

Copyright Rutland & Stamford Mercury https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/four-arrested-at-welland-academy-after-vandalism-of-model-railway-exhibition-9070661/ https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/144657-cancelled-due-to-vandalism-stamford-show-18th-may/&ct=1558185829 Really depressing news for the exhibition circuit today. Recently we’ve seen prototype preservation organisations suffer vandalism, and this is the first time (I recall) a similar issue  within the hobby at a show. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (except with words)….

Yup still messing around with Panniers, this one, and a 74xx being done on mates rates for goodies for future projects! A few people have messaged asking why no updates for a while? Last week saw me in Dolgellau, working … 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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Notes from the Man Cave, Getting to Grips with Dinghams

Many years back I settled on three link couplings for my rolling stock on the OO and EM layouts I’ve either made or been involved with. Their visual benefits are easy to see, but they do have a few practical … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday (Space Connections Part 1)

This hobby covers a good spectrum of social aspects, most modellers I know aren’t club members but either work alone or in small groups. ‘Space’ in the UK is often at a premium and frequently costly, so it’s no surprise … Continue reading

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Warley 2018 Rapido images

Firstly apologies for lack of narrative with this post, getting a few minutes around the show to grab images is challenging at times! Still here’s the Canuck stuff, and it looks to Rapido’s high standard The Tempo, I have no … Continue reading

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