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Motivation Monday, Take me to the River

So the motivation today was checking out yesterday’s application of the AK Interactive Atlantic Blue onto a test piece of plastic sheet. The luminosity above is caused by the light falling on the wet acrylic gel medium. It dried well … Continue reading

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Shelfie 4, The River

No, I haven’t gone all Springsteen, not that there’d be anything wrong with that, but the river in question is Maple River, the layout title and water feature on Shelfie 4. On this riverside shelf layout I want to try … Continue reading

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2023 First one in

Well 2023 is underway. It’ll be a big change and possibly challenge too. Both of us made redundant in December there’s a new life balance to work out, depending on whether anything turns up employment wise. One thing is certain, … Continue reading

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Last one out!

Just a quick note to say thank you for reading the blog this year, and please take time to visit the blogs and websites on the blog roll, they’re worth dipping into. So thank you again and hope to see … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday, 4575 From the Shelf of Doom

A while back, roughly two years ago, this 45xx passed through the man cave. It came from an estate sale as a non-runner. The original idea was to rob the chassis from it and place it under a Bachmann 4575 … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2022

To all the readers of the blog, Facebook and viewers of Instagram and the Albion Yard YouTube channel, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read, watch and comment on the content, it’s much appreciated. This morning … Continue reading

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Warley 2022, the rest

Hornby TT I took the opportunity to look at the TT display on Hornby’s stand, and overall was impressed by the stock in particular. Having ordered an 08 I was pleasantly surprised to see the blue version on the stand. … Continue reading

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Warley 2022 Heljan

Warley for me was a full day of just catching up with people face to face, after around two years. Here’s a selection of the Heljan products on show. I’m particularly taken with the class 104. The class 58 wasn’t … Continue reading

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Warley Cavalex class 56

Here at Warley for the first time in two years. A good vibe around the place and well attended. Getting into BR blue the EP from Cavalex is really looking good. Easy chip access, and exquisite detailing being of note, … Continue reading

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O Gauge Class 58 from Heljan

CLASS 58 JOINS HELJAN ‘O’ GAUGE RANGE  Visitors to the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition this weekend will be the first to see HELJAN’s new O gauge Class 58 – a surprise addition to our range of high-quality British outline … Continue reading

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