Tag Archives: Tony Koester

Projects, Projects!

Well this month and a good part of the previous two in fact have been busy working on a number of projects with Paul Lunn. More to come later on this but it mixes his layout design skills, our ‘tag … Continue reading

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Progress?

Anyone recognise this? Hold the front page, it’s a kit. That’s right ‘A Kit’. I know, I know, smelling salts all round, breath in using the paper bag, Three, Two, One, and you’re back in the room .. Not only … Continue reading

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Space, The Final Frontier II …

Last night I had the real privilege of meeting a hero, they, (whoever ‘they’ are), say you should never meet your hero’s for fear of disappointment, but this was a real pleasure. The hero wasn’t a person, but a layout, … Continue reading

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Octagenarian Model Railroader

This dropped on the mat this morning. 80 years young, why young? One thing that I’ve always liked about MRR is that it rarely feels stale and seems to evolve, whilst still covering news, reviews and overall good quality modelling. … Continue reading

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The Backscene (Railway Modeller March 2013)

One of the features of the layout that has attracted a great deal of interest is the backscene. This is a digitally printed image 14ft x 2ft. In the March 2013 Railway Modeller theres a how to article if you’re … Continue reading

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Letters (and Numbers) from America

Many of us will be familiar with iconic American F series diesels, the streamlined nose, Santa Fe ‘Warbonnet’, Union Pacific, or Canadian National ‘Pacman’ or ‘Wet Noodle’ color schemes, as UK modellers we may not know what they are, but … Continue reading

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Albion Yard’s Trees

One of the things the people seem to respond to most when they see the layout, are the trees. The core of these are made from plastic armatures from C&L finescale. At Railex, http://www.railex.org.uk/ Peter from C&L wasn’t sure if the … Continue reading

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Mags and Mountains …

September 2012 Railway Modeller To date there’s not been much in this blog section regarding the build of Albion Yard and how its developed over the years. In this Septembers Railway Modeller the layout is featured in a break from … Continue reading

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