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Heaton Lodge Junction

Simon George’s epic 7mm scale project Is beginning to make waves in the mainstream media. About as far away from a shelf layout layout as you can get, and in a proper mancave of man caves, a warehouse basement! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9251581/And-stop-200ft-Man-recreates-rail-junction-Britains-biggest-model-railway.htmlContinue reading

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Transformation Tuesday & The Skill Fading Shelf Queens…

We’ve all got them. Projects that get started and then ‘mature’…. I can look around the man cave and see an almost embarrassing number things that have been started and are yet to reach conclusion. This one above is just … 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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Shelfie1, Thanks For Your Service.

My last train out of Shelfie1 this morning. The layout has gone to a new home to primarily be a home layout and photo set. It’s been a nice layout to build and operate, for such a small layout it … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday , Standing Back

It is interesting sometimes doing that arty ‘stand back’ and look at what you’ve done. I’m doing this a lot at the moment, getting the layout ready to go out for the second time. This picture was taken early January … Continue reading

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Woodland Development

Back at the beginning of the year, the woodlands along the rear of the layout were being blocked in. Most of it was acceptable, but in cliche corner with my over bridge scenic break, getting the trees and overhang right … 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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Wordless Wednesday (except with words)….

Yup still messing around with Panniers, this one, and a 74xx being done on mates rates for goodies for future projects! A few people have messaged asking why no updates for a while? Last week saw me in Dolgellau, working … Continue reading

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The Christmas Show Manchester 2018

If you’ve got time tomorrow, this years Manchester Show is really worth making the effort. If you like Minories, and BR Blue, Alan Whitehouse’s Hallam Town in 2FS will float your boat, Geoff Kent’s sublime Black Lion Crossing features EM … Continue reading

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#justdoit the colours of autumn

It’s probably no great secret to long term readers of the blog that I like the Autumn or Fall season. I’m lucky in my occupation gives me time out and availability to capture and enjoy the seasons that perhaps nine … Continue reading

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