Category Archives: library

The Impressionists IV

Keeping to the theme of making things that look like something else, here’s a part converted Airfix LMS Brake Van. I have three of them two fitted and this one which was unfitted and had been pulled apart for test … Continue reading

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Thank You, and Seasons Greetings

Just a quick note to say thank you and wishing the seasons greetings to all the readers who have dropped by. I have been pleasantly surprised at the number of visits and will certainly write more stuff for you to … Continue reading

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The Kit Now Departing …

The kit now departing is one of a batch of models of various scales and genres that simply put I won’t get around to building. Not only do I have a number of railway kits that come into that category … Continue reading

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The Olympic Torch 28th June 2012

28th JUNE 2012   Taking a bit of time out of toy trains this morning I’ve been following people running about carrying sticks of fire. Ben’s nomination story Ben is a quiet reserved lad, but inspirational in everyway, I feel … Continue reading

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Heavyweights creep in …

In reality, highly unlikely, but I like it. It also takes the layout back to its roots as an occaisional photo set.

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Home Truth …

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Rust & Dirt

I often get asked what mediums I use for my paint finishes, they are really pretty simple, easy to obtain supplies from good quality art and model shops. Firstly I tend not to skimp on the cost of paint/mediums or … Continue reading

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The Start Line

We are very fortunate that the history of the British Isles railway system has generally been very well documented through the years. There are exceptions of course, and when you start doing detailed research on well known lines and or … Continue reading

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