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Wordless Wednesday (Laramie)

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#justdoit the colours of autumn

It’s probably no great secret to long term readers of the blog that I like the Autumn or Fall season. I’m lucky in my occupation gives me time out and availability to capture and enjoy the seasons that perhaps nine … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (one for a mate)

Posted in blog, Branch Line, Eastern Region, EM, finescale, Friends, Great Western, heljan, hero, HO, hobbies, Hornby, humour, Inspiration, Kalmbach, Layout, life, llangunllo, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Narrow Gauge, New Radnor, Old school, Photography, research, scale, scale modelling, Scottish Region, skill, Southern, Southern Region, Swindon, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region, wild swan, wordless wednesday | 1 Comment

Heljans OO Class 25 in Shades of Grey

HELJAN UNVEILS ‘OO’ GAUGE CLASS 25/3 AND ‘ETHEL’ FOR 2019 All-new Derby/Sulzer Type 2 in ‘OO’ to follow the ‘O’ gauge version. Ten versions in development – PLUS first-ever ready-to-haul (RTH) ‘OO’ models of ETHEL train heating units! Development work … Continue reading

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Heljan’s O Gauge Class 50

Heljan have kindly sent across images of the engineering prototype for their O gauge British Rail Class 50. As usual at this stage, it’s an early prototype and subject to change. Some details have already been identified for improvement. Release … Continue reading

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Hornby London Toy Fair 2018

NBR/LNER/BR J36 On the Hornby stand one of the EP’s for the new J36 was available to have a good look at. The Prototype is definitely a Scottish model, so those of you who have been after a widely spread … Continue reading

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Chiltern MRA 2018 Exhibition

This weekend it’s the Stevenage Chiltern Model Railway Association at the Stevenage leisure centre. First show of the year and always a good one, (see above). Well worth the effort of getting there. http://www.cmra.org.uk/exhibition.html https://www.modelu3d.co.uk

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