Category Archives: Rapido Trains

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

Posted in accurascale, Bachmann, black and white, blog, Branch Line, Cameo, Cameo layout, dapol, DCC, EM, finescale, Great Western, gwr, Hattons, heljan, HO, hobbies, Hobby, Hornby, Inspiration, Layout, LMS, LNER, man cave, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, new release, news, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, peco, pre grouping, product news, railway, Rapido Trains, review, scale, scale modelling, shelfie, shelfie3, Southern, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, wordless wednesday | Leave a comment

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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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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Hornby Prairie R3723/R3723x

The first of the Hornby Large Prairies has arrived at the man cave. Firstly an apology, I’ve taken it out of its box and run it already. Sorry about that, but if you want to watch someone literally opening a … 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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Wordless Wednesday (08 in the woods)

Posted in accurascale, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, brassmasters, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, finescale, Great Western, gwr, Hattons, heljan, HO, hobbies, Hobby, Hornby, Industrial, Inspiration, iphoneography, Kalmbach, Layout, LMS, LNER, man cave, Midland Region, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, natural light, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, peco, Photography, railway, Railway Modeller, Rapido Trains, realism, scale, scale modelling, Scottish Region, shelfie2, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, train show, trainset, tree, trees, Western Region, woodland, woodland scenics, woods, wordless wednesday | 2 Comments