Category Archives: Kalmbach

Requiem For Steam

A year or so back I took a look at Essential Witness and Transition by Jim Shaughnessy and Colin Gifford respectively. This week our ever genial postie tapped on the door and left this gem, Requiem For Steam. If you’ve … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday, Happy Christmas

Well, 2020! This should probably be a #throwbackthursday post, not just because it’s a Thursday, but if you actually caught 2020, you’d certainly want to throw it back.. 2021 will have to go some to make it as memorable as … Continue reading

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Warley Virtual 2020

This weekend would normally be the annual Warley National exhibition, COVID-19 obviously has taken its toll this year and well into 21 of the exhibition scene. However, this year Warley will be running a two day show on line, see … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Shelfie3 Prototyping)

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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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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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Wordless Wednesday Shelfie3

Posted in accurascale, Airfix, Bachmann, black and white, brassmasters, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, canon, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, Eighties, finescale, Great Western, Hattons, heljan, HO, hobbies, Hobby, Hornby, Kalmbach, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, man cave, mancave, Midland Region, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, O Gauge, obituary, OO, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, peco, Photography, railway, Railway Modeller, Rapido Trains, scale, scale modelling, Scottish Region, shelfie3, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Western Region, wordless wednesday | 5 Comments

Hornby 61XX R3723 Review

Hornby Prairie R3723 R3723x R3719 R3719x R3721 R3721x R3725 R3725x In through the man cave doors this week from Hornby is their latest release of a GWR 61xx design. The original Hornby 61XX model was the 1970’s Airfix model, well … Continue reading

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Transformation Tuesday Wrap Round Completion

Today’s one of the milestones in getting Shelfie2 completed. With little breeze and good drying weather it was time to get the backscene completed. Using a technique suggested and highly effectively used by Chris Nevard, it was time to dig … Continue reading

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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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