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Letter from the ManCave

This evening I’ve had Shelfie2 out on scaffolding trestles in the main room of the mancave. Normally this is occupied by a car, I know, weirdo eh? Still, having the space clear for a while has allowed me to put … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday Shelfie2 Progression

Progression, using a phone as a camera. Rather than the image content the camera phone is probably what my late father would be surprised at. It is a very useful tool for me, keeping track of Shelfie2’s progress, not to … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday Collier Street

A quick look back a few years, here’s ‘Collier Street’ an N gauge layout commissioned by Peco. The layout was a Paul Lunn design from the N gauge Set Track plan book and I built it adapting the design slightly … Continue reading

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Twee Trees

Here’s some of today’s work. Whilst I’ve still got the exit end to work out in terms of view blocks and structures, the head shunt end is pretty much finalised. These are Woodland Scenics tree armatures, with micro mark dark … Continue reading

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Oxford Rail London Toy Fair 2018

GER/LNER/BR N7 The N7 announced last year is very close to release and Oxford had an advanced EP on the stand to have a look at. As such it has some issues eg the coupling rods have been put on … 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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London ToyFair 2018 Airfix

Here’s some aviation content, the new releases from Airfix for 2018 seen at the London Toyfair. The Hunter is one of the releases that interests me, it’s a classic 50’s and 60’s jet and reminds me of kicking the tyres … Continue reading

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