Category Archives: shopping

Modelu Award

Alan Buttler owner of Modelu receives the 2017 Gwyn Humphreys award at Warley 2017, for innovation in the hobby! https://www.modelu3d.co.uk Advertisements

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Creating Cameo Layouts (Iain Rice / Wild Swan Books)

Iain Rice is well known for his many books and articles on layout design, and railway modelling across a wide range of subject matter. ‘Creating Cameo Layouts’ is the latest modelling book release from Wild Swan Books, and immediately looks … Continue reading

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R3325 Hornby J50 Review

Announced in December 2014 and delivered December 2015, the OO gauge, 4mm scale, J50 from Hornby has arrived. The example reviewed here is the early BR Crest J50/4 catalogue number R3325. Packaged in the typical outer sleeve and cardboard inner … Continue reading

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Never mind the bollocks,

‘Most people don’t understand how to change and readily accept the formats that are given to them.’ Author Mr Johnny Rotten Well if that one sentence doesn’t sum up the overriding conservative, sometimes moribund attitude of railway modellers to the … Continue reading

Posted in Bachmann, DCC, dcc sound, history, hobbies, Hornby, life, magazine, media, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, Nevard, OO Gauge, Railex, Rapido Trains, review, shopping, social media, toytrainset, train set, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Red Alert! R3243 Box Opened …

I’ve remarked before on this blog and in conversations that over the past ten years or so, most of my ready to run purchases have gone to Bachmann. That has primarily been because hornby  (and others), haven’t been making the … Continue reading

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Twenty Twenty Vision

  This week there’s been quite a kerfuffle about Bachmann’s 20% price rise, most noticeably on assorted forums and meejah. Basically rising costs have meant that Bachmann have passed on elements of that rising cost to the end user, the … Continue reading

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Retail Therapy

A recent meeting in London saw me catching up with a mate whom I hadn’t seen for a few years, and over a few beers the old war stories of the good old days were revisited. We used to work … Continue reading

Posted in Airfix, Bachmann, Canon G10, christmas, Exhibition, hobbies, Hornby, humour, Kalmbach, Layout, life, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, Modelling, Nevard, OO Gauge, Railex, research, review, Scottish Region, shopping, Uncategorized, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments