Category Archives: Wales

21 First One In

A while back I looked at Space and how we use it, in particular looking at a Fremo layout I’d been invited to see. I really like the concept of joining layouts together for an operating session. Last year 2020 … 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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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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Motivation Monday MDV’s

A few weeks back Accurascale announced the British Rail MDV mineral wagon in OO 4mm scale, naturally about three weeks after I’d bought a batch of Five 79 MDV kits. Often this can be a deterrent to finish or even … Continue reading

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Bachmann 94xx Pannier Review 35-025

If ever you wanted to know how to capture the functional, brooding mass of the last pannier, this is it. Bachmanns 94XX. The first thing that struck me on opening the box, (no video, sorry about that), is it just … Continue reading

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Victory for Planet Industrials

Planet Industrials

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Wordless Wednesday, Chris Klein, Minerva Models

minerva chris-klein Lovely bloke, he’ll be missed. RIP

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Throwback Thursday, The 74

74xx Bachmann 64xx 31-636 It was around five years back that Bachmann brought their 64xx to market. Adding to the high and low cab variations of the 57xx family already in the range. I bought a couple for the Forest … Continue reading

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Woodland Development

Back at the beginning of the year, the woodlands along the rear of the layout were being blocked in. Most of it was acceptable, but in cliche corner with my over bridge scenic break, getting the trees and overhang right … 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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