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Motivation Monday, Mindheim’s Musing

I don’t need to mention the current (October 22), cost of living rises in the UK to anyone. If you’re awake you’ll be all too aware of the impact of Brexit, Ukraine etc etc on national and world economic and … Continue reading

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Cavalex Trains4U KFA PFB Flat Wagon Review

This year has been a bit of a quiet one for the blog, two layouts ticking over and a busy domestic and work schedule, hence relatively few updates. However earlier in the year I had the pleasure of speaking to … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday Hornby TT October 22

A week back 10/10/22, Hornby announced they were in the new TT 1:120th scale market. Earlier in the year Peco introduced a range of products both track and buildings, a few of which are sitting on the review shelf here. … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, Iain Rice, Influencer

This weekend the hobby lost one of its greatest influencers, Iain Rice. So why might that be a motivation? Well Iain was a prolific writer and modeller across the hobby, not only here in the UK but its fair to … Continue reading

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Brutal Sunday

Well it’s a Sunday, and this is brutal. I’m putting together Ratio’s ARP signal box kit, and it’s brutal! Not the kit as such, though there are some ‘clunky’ elements to it, but the core prototype design, as a building … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (keep him quiet)

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Wordless Wednesday Shelfie 3

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Wordless Wednesday IL76

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Larkrail Exhibition 2022

It’s a week today that Shelfie2 will go to its first exhibition in completed state. Larkrail is a really nice one day show at the eastern end of Bath. It’s a show I look forward to, quite the trip for … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday

This came up on a Facebook memory thing, and being eight years old it intrigued me to re-read it. I did, and it brought a wry grin, (or it may have been wind), to my face. In the above post, … Continue reading

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