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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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First one in..

First of all, have a good new year, and thanks for stopping by. So what will the new year bring? Recharging the batteries in the depths of the heart of Wales always does some good, and brings the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Rapido Warley 2017 (new product announcement)

Warley 2017 is upon us, and whilst delivering some commissioned stock I dropped past the Rapido stand. On the stand were three of the items I’m currently looking forward to, Model Rail magazines J70 tram locomotive and these two above … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday, Not! (Shelfie2 The State of the Nation Pt2)

So with the track down, wired, and working, point motors fitted, the track sub road bed was finally fixed to the chassis. The sharper of you will have noted that he’s not mentioned the fiddle yard or staging yet…. And … Continue reading

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