Category Archives: book

Balancing Act

This week I’ve had both Albion Yard and Bawdsey up for a digital meejah project. It’s been interesting doing a compare and contrast between the two layouts and styles. They have similar footprint dimensions but have a very different execution … Continue reading

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Albion Yard on the Telly

Tonight Matthew, I’m going to be in the woods in Gloucester! http://www.steamon.tv/ Tonight both Albion Yard, and my mate Paul Lunn are on telly, ‘Steam on TV’ to be precise. It looks to be an interesting venture, and at short … Continue reading

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Model Rail 2012, Barrow Hill, Thank You!

Thank you to everyone who popped by over the weekend, we had a really good time at an event that was well organised and was very different to other exhibitions we’ve been to over the years. In terms of visitors … Continue reading

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Model Rail 2012 Barrow Hill

Today I’m packing the train set and setting up at Model Rail Live at Barrow Hill, Chesterfield. Theres a new train, see above image, based on Ben Ashworth and Ian Pope images of the Berry Wiggins Bitumen trains, I’ve re-lettered … Continue reading

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The Good, The Not So Good, and the Indifferent

Its been an interesting couple of weeks, I’m lucky in a way that I get to mess about with different things, across scales and eras, but mostly within my overall interests. You do see interesting variations as well especially looking … Continue reading

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FCUK (16 Tons of French Connection in the Forest)

One of the noticeable things in Forest of Dean images is the variety of apparently similar mineral wagons. I have a good few of the Bachmann varieties which have taken precedence gradually over the Airfix mineral wagon kit of the … Continue reading

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Bachmann/Brassmasters/Shawplan Trinity 08

Not quite the holy trinity, but a decent place to start. Many years ago when t’interweb was a bunch of MSN chatrooms and Yahoo groups with people in effect emailing each other abuse, I did a makeover of four Bachmann 08’s, one … Continue reading

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New Radnor Stepping Stone to ‘Finescale’

Thursday 24th April 1930 isn’t much of a date in the history books, we were a month away to the day from Amy Johnson landing in Darwin for example, and it appears that nothing much happened that day of any … Continue reading

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Rust & Dirt

I often get asked what mediums I use for my paint finishes, they are really pretty simple, easy to obtain supplies from good quality art and model shops. Firstly I tend not to skimp on the cost of paint/mediums or … Continue reading

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The Start Line

We are very fortunate that the history of the British Isles railway system has generally been very well documented through the years. There are exceptions of course, and when you start doing detailed research on well known lines and or … Continue reading

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