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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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It’s snowing!

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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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Unconsidered Trifles

It’s an unconventional title for an unconventional book. Written and illustrated by Geoff Kent, (builder of the above scene), it takes a look at the everyday scene, with emphasis on capturing architecture, and signage and infrastructure that is gradually becoming … 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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Motivation Monday MDV in the bag

A few weeks back I wrote on a Monday about these MDV’s, and the straightforward simplicity of the kits. Well as per the post above they all went together really easily, and once I’d finished them the force was strong, … Continue reading

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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 Ground Frame 1

It’s a Monday and having had quite a good run of finishing man cave shelf queen projects, my attention is turning to those small completion jobs for Shelfie2. As it’s a simple one ‘engine in steam’ yard it has a … Continue reading

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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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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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