Category Archives: Rapido Trains

Mazak Rot, A matter of Time..

Mazak Rot has unfortunately blighted some models in the hobby, across many manufacturers and for a while. It frequently manifests itself after a period of time often years, and that’s the problem you don’t know if you’re going to end … Continue reading

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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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Throwback Thursday, Back to the Future

Well this is certainly from the past, one of Albion Yards panniers drifts in to the yard with a typical coal train, quite a long while ago.. I can tell its one of the earlier images the warehouses are in … 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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Transformation Tuesday, Genesis

It’s not often the hobby gets a bit of a kick up the arse with a new release, and throws a little bit of controversy in for good measure, but Hattons are showing the potential to do just that, with … 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 Hattons Genesis

Hattons Genesis

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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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Motivation Monday 02 Forwards

It’s funny how this little engine has been quite the motivator. Started as much as eight years ago, likely quite a bit more, but I can’t really remember it’s been so long! But this one for some reason just needed … Continue reading

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