Tag Archives: Rapido

XTC Throwback Thursday

A few Thursdays back I posted this on the Albion Yard Facebook page which likely seemed bit left field even for regular readers of the blog, so why has it and other XTC references appeared? Well, earlier in the year … Continue reading

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Canadian Throwback Thursday 

A week ago, the view from the ‘office’. The office being a chair on a dock pontoon for a short break away from normal life. This is the Canadian ‘Near North’ a days drive directly north from Toronto. The benefits … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blog, Cameo, Cameo layout, canada, dcc sound, finescale, Friends, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Layout, life, media, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, Ontario, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, research, shelfie, social media, throwback thursday, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, travel, True North, Uncategorized, usa | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#wordless Wednesday 

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blog, canada, DCC, dcc sound, finescale, HO, hobbies, iain rice, Inspiration, Kalmbach, Layout, life, media, 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, research, social media, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, travel, usa, wordless wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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 , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Hornby. Hitting the right notes in 2015?

Well it’s very nearly a year since the last foam filled festival of angst and fundamentalist fervor. In one sleeps time will Hornby hit the right notes with, (allegedly), two new steam engine projects, a passenger coach, (singular), and a … Continue reading

Posted in Bachmann, Branch Line, British Rail, christmas, DCC, dcc sound, djm, Eastern Region, Great Western, hobbies, Hornby, Layout, LNER, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, Modelling, n gauge, Nevard, OO Gauge, Rapido Trains, research, Scottish Region, social media, Southern Region, Western Region, wordless wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 29 Comments

Letters (and Numbers) from America

Many of us will be familiar with iconic American F series diesels, the streamlined nose, Santa Fe ‘Warbonnet’, Union Pacific, or Canadian National ‘Pacman’ or ‘Wet Noodle’ color schemes, as UK modellers we may not know what they are, but … Continue reading

Posted in Bachmann, Branch Line, canon, Chris Nevard, hobbies, Kalmbach, Layout, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Modelling, OO Gauge, research, review, Southern Region, travel, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Canada Post

Well, its not a post about Canada Post but its a post about Canada. I’ve spent a bit of time on and off in Canada and its one of my favourite countries. Canada has always been deeply etched into the … Continue reading

Posted in Airfix, Bachmann, Branch Line, brassmasters, British Rail, canada, canon, Chris Nevard, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Forest of Dean, GNR, Great Western, hobbies, Hornby, humour, Kalmbach, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, Modelling, music, Narrow Gauge, OO Gauge, Photography, Railex, research, review, Scottish Region, Southern Region, travel, Uncategorized, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments