Category Archives: Welsh Marches

Hattons DJM 14xx Review H1410

It’s early 2017 and on the desk in front of me is the Hattons/DJM 14xx model. It’s almost a year late from original estimated delivery. Not that that’s an issue, no one dies or died because of it, as far … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Airfix, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, DCC, dcc sound, djm, Eastern Region, EM, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, H1410, Hattons, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Layout, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, New Radnor, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, research, review, Scottish Region, shelfie, social media, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Ultrascale, Uncategorized, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region | 18 Comments

3D Developments

Of late I’ve been fortunate to see some of the really excellent 3D printing developments that are coming into the hobby. This weekend a PO wagon belonging to the Abdon Clee Stone Quarries on the Cleobury Mortimer & Ditton Priors Light … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, 3d, 3d printing, blog, blogger, brassmasters, British Rail, copyright, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, finescale, flying scotsman, Friends, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Industrial, Inspiration, Layout, life, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, New Radnor, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, research, review, Scottish Region, Southern, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, wagon, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region | 7 Comments

Inspiration #2, and Authenticity from Warley

From the earlier post from-warley you could almost think I’ve gone all Southern returning to my roots and all that stuff! Well fear not, the Forest of Dean is still very much in my thoughts regarding a larger multi location … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Bachmann, blog, book, Branch Line, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Layout, LMS, LNER, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, research, review, Scottish Region, Southern, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region, wild swan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

MRJ 245

A shameless plug for my favourite magazine MRJ. This issue sees Geoff Forsters Llangunllo featured, regular readers may well have seen the links to Geoffs work on the blogroll on the right, if not follow either of these links http://radnorailways.blogspot.co.uk/?m=1Continue reading

Posted in blog, blogger, blogging, Exhibition, hobbies, Hornby, Kalmbach, Layout, life, magazine, media, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, Nevard, OO Gauge, review, social media, toy train, toytrainset, train set, Welsh Marches, Western Region | 5 Comments

Analogue Media

Whilst the internet can be a useful resource, when I see books like this it really brings home just how much information is out there, both printed, and yet to come. This book from Lightmoor has all the things I … Continue reading

Posted in blog, blogging, book, Branch Line, Forest of Dean, Great Western, history, hobbies, library, life, magazine, media, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Nevard, Photography, research, review, social media, toy train, toytrainset, train set, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region | 4 Comments

Destination Anywhere

Well, its more destination ‘AnyRail’, than anywhere actually,  https://www.anyrail.com and that’s where some of the schematic plan above has come from. More of that later .. I’m at one of those stages where you have a number of ideas/projects all running … Continue reading

Posted in DCC, dcc sound, Forest of Dean, Great Western, Hornby, Kalmbach, Layout, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, Modelling, Nevard, OO Gauge, research, Welsh Marches, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Progress?

Anyone recognise this? Hold the front page, it’s a kit. That’s right ‘A Kit’. I know, I know, smelling salts all round, breath in using the paper bag, Three, Two, One, and you’re back in the room .. Not only … Continue reading

Posted in blog, blogger, blogging, Branch Line, canon, DCC, dcc sound, Exhibition, hobbies, Hornby, Kalmbach, Layout, life, media, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, Modelling, Nevard, OO Gauge, research, social media, Uncategorized, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments