Category Archives: Canon G10

Fog in the Forest

I’ve had a couple of queries regarding the dry ice we used in some of the pictures for Model Rail 186. The photoshoot for Model Rail 186 was one of the most interesting and challenging sets I’ve ever done. The … Continue reading

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Hornby 42xx Chassis modifications

This is a view of the new guard irons that I’ve made for Hornby’s 42xx, which has given an immediate improvement in the locos appearance both from the side and rear view. Its an easy mod to do and I’ll … Continue reading

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Window Dressing and First Show

First Show 2013 Yesterday I went to the CMRA show at St Albans for a day out. It was pretty much what I expected of the show, which has always been a good regional event. Spread over three floors of … Continue reading

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Retail Therapy

A recent meeting in London saw me catching up with a mate whom I hadn’t seen for a few years, and over a few beers the old war stories of the good old days were revisited. We used to work … Continue reading

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The Kit Now Departing …

The kit now departing is one of a batch of models of various scales and genres that simply put I won’t get around to building. Not only do I have a number of railway kits that come into that category … 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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Model Rail 2012 Barrow Hill

Today I’m packing the train set and setting up at Model Rail Live at Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Theres a new train, see above image, based on Ben Ashworth and Ian Pope images of the Berry Wiggins Bitumen trains, I’ve re-lettered … Continue reading

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Parklife …

PC84 GWR 10 Ton Goods Van Mink A  Dia/V12, V14 & V16 At Aylesbury Railex exhibiton in late May, Parkside released their latest 4mm scale kit. This is for the GWR Diagram V12/V14/V16 10T goods van. The prototype era spanned … Continue reading

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Several Shades of Grey, Some Say, as Many as Fifty …

In another ’15 minute hero’ heres how to get a better looking planked finish to a wooden floored wagon such as bogie bolsters or flat wagons. As you can see from the image below (Mainline Bogie Bolster), the ready to … Continue reading

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