Category Archives: GNR

Transformation Tuesday, Genesis

It’s not often the hobby gets a bit of a kick up the arse with a new release, and throws a little bit of controversy in for good measure, but Hattons are showing the potential to do just that, with … Continue reading

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The Future of Exhibitions

My good friend Mr Cooper of ‘The North’ has written eloquently http://newheymodelrailway.  regarding how the standard of the reporting of recent shows exhibitions has slipped of late. Some of course may agree with him, but one thing is clear, nothing stays … Continue reading

Posted in Bachmann, brassmasters, British Rail, canon, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, film, GNR, hobbies, Hornby, humour, iphone, Layout, life, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, Modelling, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, OO Gauge, Photography, selfie, social media, Uncategorized, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Wonderwall

If like me your train set sits against the wall when its set up, or if it’s permanent, then the wall is a big feature as is how to deal with it. This is a picture of Wharfedale Road, my … Continue reading

Posted in Airfix, Bachmann, Branch Line, brassmasters, canon, Chris Nevard, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Exhibition, Forest of Dean, GNR, Great Western, hobbies, Hornby, Ian Futers, Industrial, Kalmbach, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, Modelling, Nevard, OO Gauge, Photography, research, Scottish Region, Southern Region, Uncategorized, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in Airfix, Bachmann, Branch Line, brassmasters, British Rail, canon, Canon G10, Chris Nevard, copyright, Eastern Region, Exhibition, Forest of Dean, GNR, Great Western, hobbies, Hornby, Ian Futers, Kalmbach, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, Manchester, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, Modelling, Nevard, OO Gauge, paint, Photography, Railex, Scottish Region, Southern Region, Uncategorized, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 6 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

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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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