Tag Archives: life

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!

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blog, brassmasters, British Rail, dapol, Exhibition, film, flying scotsman, Friends, Great Western, hobbies, Hornby, humour, Inspiration, Interweb, Kalmbach, life, LMS, LNER, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, research, Scotland, Scottish Region, skill, skillset, social media, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, television, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, travel, Uncategorized, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blog, book, Branch Line, brassmasters, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, Chris Nevard, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, EM, Exhibition, finescale, flying scotsman, Forest of Dean, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, iain rice, Inspiration, Layout, library, life, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, 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, review, Scottish Region, shopping, social media, Southern, Southern Electrics, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Wales, Western Region, wild swan | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Driving home for Christmas

A couple of years back in the run up to christmas, and a hundred thousand or so less hits ago, Davide at thenightflier blog, kindly allowed me to link to his ‘Drivers’ view from the office  albionyard/skyward-head-in-the-clouds/. It was a popular post, showing … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, aviation, blog, blogger, blogging, British Rail, christmas, dapol, DCC, Eastern Region, EM, Exhibition, film, finescale, flight, flying, flying scotsman, Friends, go pro, Great Western, hero, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Interweb, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Wordless, or rather, Costless, Wednesday

An intriguing press release has come my way from Sarah Palmer at Mortons Media http://www.mortonsmedia, a well known UK publishing house. The release introduces a new railway modelling magazine set for release at Warley in a few weeks time. No … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Bachmann, blog, blogger, Branch Line, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, finescale, flying scotsman, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Kalmbach, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Railex, Rapido Trains, research, review, Scottish Region, social media, Southern Region, toy train, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Western Region, wordless wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

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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Throwback Thursday Flying Scotsman

This is a real throwback for me, I can remember as a kid my father taking me to see Flying Scotsman come through Welwyn North one cold frosty Saturday morning. Today after a long and controversial overhaul the locomotive is … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, 60103, canon, Eastern Region, flying scotsman, history, life, LNER, media, Photography, throwback thursday, travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Forest of Dean Lines Book review

Forest of Dean Lines & the Severn Bridge Price £30.00 ISBN 13: 9781899889 98 3  http://lightmoor.co.uk   This is Volume 2 of British Railway History in Colour from Lightmoor Press. Volume 1 dealt with the Wye Valley lines and north … Continue reading

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