Category Archives: book

13, Feeling Lucky ?

This is Parkside Kit No PC13, and I was feeling lucky. Its an interesting prototype and a visually appealing wagon being a covered hopper. Its taken quite a while to get the kits I’m building together, partly because the layout … Continue reading

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The Backscene (Railway Modeller March 2013)

One of the features of the layout that has attracted a great deal of interest is the backscene. This is a digitally printed image 14ft x 2ft. In the March 2013 Railway Modeller theres a how to article if you’re … Continue reading

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Last one out

Today has been a quiet day just tidying up a few loose ends. One of those was 3725, a Forest of Dean Pannier with the base model again being the excellent Bachmann high cab version. Its fine having a number … Continue reading

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Thank You, and Seasons Greetings

Just a quick note to say thank you and wishing the seasons greetings to all the readers who have dropped by. I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of visits and will certainly write more stuff for you to … Continue reading

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Move along, Nuthin to see here …

Thats an easy mistake to make. This sort of scene regardless of whether it’s out in the sticks like here or down a back alley in suburbia or ‘downtown’ are easy to wander past without a thought for modelling. But … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jungle …

Having just returned from Warley where I spent part of the weekend helping with Aberbeeg (see above), I realised four things, I can tell the time using a watch, some people speak Dutch, I can do blue diesel haze on … Continue reading

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Branch Line Favourites

Tempting though it was to tear open the new Ratio GWR brick built signal box kit thats arrived for review, today I’ve spent an hour or so re-glasing a Hornby GWR Autocoach. Like some of the kits I’m disposing of … Continue reading

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Balancing Act

This week I’ve had both Albion Yard and Bawdsey up for a digital meejah project. It’s been interesting doing a compare and contrast between the two layouts and styles. They have similar footprint dimensions but have a very different execution … Continue reading

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Albion Yard on the Telly

Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be in the woods in Gloucester! http://www.steamon.tv/ Tonight both Albion Yard, and my mate Paul Lunn are on telly, ‘Steam on TV’ to be precise. It looks to be an interesting venture, and at short … Continue reading

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Model Rail 2012, Barrow Hill, Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who popped by over the weekend, we had a really good time at an event that was well organised and was very different to other exhibitions we’ve been to over the years. In terms of visitors … Continue reading

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