Category Archives: Branch Line

First Look Rapido’s 16in Hunslet

It’s probably giving the game away but I’m already thinking do I need a second one? So first impression in ten minutes is this is a very creditable first locomotive release as their own Rapido Trains Uk, rather than as … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday Unboxing Planet Industrials Victory

An overview of Planet Industrials Kerr Stuart ‘Victory’ class locomotive. The example I received had a couple of minor problems. The parcel having taken a few knocks the next18 DCC blanking plug had become dislodged, and one of the slide … Continue reading

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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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Wordless Wednesday Shelfie 3

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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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TT Tuesday Tracks

This probably looks like a boring old bit of flexitrack on first glance for Peco’s new TT track range, and yup, it’s 12mm gauge flexible track. End of story surely! However it does deserve a closer look. There are two … Continue reading

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Virtue Signalling by Peco

Not so much ’high moral standards’ (though Peco have always been decent coves in my experience), but virtuous, as in very much in the way of a good thing. That’s the immediate impression on opening the TT laser cut wooden … Continue reading

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TT First look

This is literally my first look at the new Peco TT scale products. The first thing that strikes me, as a former (environment officer), in a very good way is the packaging, 100% recyclable! As we can see it’s not … Continue reading

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Lost Diesels, Lost Lines (Review)

In a, ‘Does what it says on the tin’ kind of way, this book pretty much does that. This is a new Transport Treasury album that covers diesels that are withdrawn, and closed lines, so this book is very much … Continue reading

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Unashamedly product plugging!

Yup it’s a product plug! Due for imminent release, a new layout design book from James Hilton and published by Wild Swan! I’ve been fortunate enough to have a content preview and if you follow James’ work, this blog, Geoff … Continue reading

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