Category Archives: Eighties

Unconsidered Trifles

It’s an unconventional title for an unconventional book. Written and illustrated by Geoff Kent, (builder of the above scene), it takes a look at the everyday scene, with emphasis on capturing architecture, and signage and infrastructure that is gradually becoming … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday MDV in the bag

A few weeks back I wrote on a Monday about these MDV’s, and the straightforward simplicity of the kits. Well as per the post above they all went together really easily, and once I’d finished them the force was strong, … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday MDV’s

A few weeks back Accurascale announced the British Rail MDV mineral wagon in OO 4mm scale, naturally about three weeks after I’d bought a batch of Five 79 MDV kits. Often this can be a deterrent to finish or even … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Shelfie3 Prototyping)

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Heljan MIOG 2020 Release News

O GAUGE GOES ELECTRIC!HELJAN ‘73/1’ IN DEVELOPMENT FOR 2022 All-new O gauge Class 73/1 electro-diesel will feature plug-and-play DCC interface, new lighting features and a wide range of authentic detail variations covering the entire career of this enduringly popular Southern Region class.   Bi-mode trains are all … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, The 02

Nope, not the arena. This one.. This is one of those escapees from the shelf of doom. It’s been kicking around for quite a while, and last week I decided it’s about time it got finished. It’d stalled at quite … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Shelfie3

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Throwback Thursday, Turn up the Volume!

It’s interesting for me to step through the back catalogue of the images of this layouts (Shelfie2) development. The picture above was taken yesterday in natural lighting in our garden. The picture below shows the ‘concept’ I was thinking of … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday, ‘that’ copy..

This magazine, this issue, is possibly ‘that’ copy for me. Many of us will have a favourite newsstand magazine and can recall a few issues that for them, made the difference, the one that got them hooked! I remember this … Continue reading

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Twenty Twenty, Motivation Monday, first one in.

It’s been a bit quiet of late on the blog, due to external influences both to do with the hobby and ‘life’, including a bit of man cave reconstruction! This year I’ve a couple of layout projects I want to … Continue reading

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