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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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Essential Witness and Transition

Essential Witness and Transition are two books that do that rare thing of capturing the railway in an engaging and artistic way. Each book contains the work of one photographer, Jim Shaughnessy for Essential Witness, and Colin Gifford for Transition. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (except with words)….

Yup still messing around with Panniers, this one, and a 74xx being done on mates rates for goodies for future projects! A few people have messaged asking why no updates for a while? Last week saw me in Dolgellau, working … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Beast from the East)

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First one in..

First of all, have a good new year, and thanks for stopping by. So what will the new year bring? Recharging the batteries in the depths of the heart of Wales always does some good, and brings the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Canadian Throwback Thursday 

A week ago, the view from the ‘office’. The office being a chair on a dock pontoon for a short break away from normal life. This is the Canadian ‘Near North’ a days drive directly north from Toronto. The benefits … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blog, Cameo, Cameo layout, canada, dcc sound, finescale, Friends, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Layout, life, media, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, Ontario, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, research, shelfie, social media, throwback thursday, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, travel, True North, Uncategorized, usa | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

#wordless Wednesday 

Posted in 2017, Bachmann, blog, canada, DCC, dcc sound, finescale, HO, hobbies, iain rice, Inspiration, Kalmbach, Layout, life, media, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Rapido Trains, research, social media, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, travel, usa, wordless wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Biggest Little Railway, Toy Trains on Telly?

My mate Mr Parker  (philsworkbench) gets the low down on a telly project to be filmed this summer, sounds bonkers, and fascinating in the same sentence!

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Throwback Thursday Flying Scotsman

This is a real throwback for me, I can remember as a kid my father taking me to see Flying Scotsman come through Welwyn North one cold frosty Saturday morning. Today after a long and controversial overhaul the locomotive is … Continue reading

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