Category Archives: research

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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Wordless Wednesday (Parkside, Shades of Grey)

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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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