Category Archives: Ian Futers

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 Southern Alberta Rail

As many friends and quite a few readers know I have a thing going on ref North American and Canadian short lines. I’ve primarily worked in HO (see above), but not long ago Chris Mears of Prince Street turned my … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Shelfie3 ?

Posted in accurascale, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, finescale, Great Western, gwr, Hattons, heljan, HO, hobbies, Hobby, Hornby, iain rice, Ian Futers, Inspiration, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, man cave, mancave, Midland Region, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, peco, railway, Rapido Trains, scale, scale modelling, Scottish Region, shelfie1, shelfie2, shelfie3, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Western Region, wordless wednesday | 1 Comment

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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Good Night and Thanks For Your Service..

Well a few times I’ve mentioned on here that it’s game over. Today, it is. Developments here mean that Albion Yard has ‘left the building’. All the neat stuff has been saved, and wiring, motors and some track too. But … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, Back to the future!

These three are some of the key motivators for me, and looking for some data for a friends potential product the other day, I rediscovered them in the man cave. Centre stage is the first Wild Swan magazine, British Railway … Continue reading

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Heljans OO Class 25 in Shades of Grey

HELJAN UNVEILS ‘OO’ GAUGE CLASS 25/3 AND ‘ETHEL’ FOR 2019 All-new Derby/Sulzer Type 2 in ‘OO’ to follow the ‘O’ gauge version. Ten versions in development – PLUS first-ever ready-to-haul (RTH) ‘OO’ models of ETHEL train heating units! Development work … Continue reading

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Hornby London Toy Fair 2018

NBR/LNER/BR J36 On the Hornby stand one of the EP’s for the new J36 was available to have a good look at. The Prototype is definitely a Scottish model, so those of you who have been after a widely spread … Continue reading

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First one in..

First of all, have a good new year, and thanks for stopping by. So what will the new year bring? Recharging the batteries in the depths of the heart of Wales always does some good, and brings the opportunity to … Continue reading

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