Category Archives: skill

Biggest Little Railway, Toy Trains on Telly?

My mate Mr Parker  (philsworkbench) gets the low down on a telly project to be filmed this summer, sounds bonkers, and fascinating in the same sentence!

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Eighties Body Snatcher Throwback

Ok mullet wearers, here’s a poptastic 80’s child for you. It’s an Airfix 14xx body with a Perceverance chassis underneath. Made in the era of Kylie, wads of yuppie cash, XR3i’s and mobile Motorola phones the size of house bricks … Continue reading

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Manic Monday

4mm scale shackles. If I give up the day job I could try out as a jeweller! A mix of frustrating, and satisfaction assembling these, and remembering to breath…

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Throwback Thursday, better late than never …

A few weeks ago on a Thursday, I wrote about using double sided tape to hold down or rather ‘up’ Tortoise point motors. albionyard-back-on-track/ Well all went well overnight, or part of it. In the morning I arrived to find … Continue reading

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Toady Tuesday

Nope, not the shuffling queue of hooded, hook nosed disciples heading to a convenient internet portal to join the weekly disembowelling of a toy train manufacturer, but an update on my Toad.     A year or so ago I started … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday Pannier

Well here’s a throwback for you. It’s a 1950’s era OO gauge Pannier. Today it has a retro sort of charm to it, with it’s cast body and basic chassis. Powered by an Triang XO3 motor through what looks like … Continue reading

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The Other 02

Much frothing has taken place over the past few weeks regarding 02’s of the steam engine variety, I’ve not seen one yet, though Warley show beckons and I may catch up with one there. With the Warley show coming up … Continue reading

Posted in Bachmann, blog, brassmasters, hobbies, Hornby, Layout, life, Manchester, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, OO Gauge, paint, research, skill, skillset, toy train, toytrainset, train set, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments