Category Archives: Branch Line

Monday Motivation, Lance Mindheim

The image above is a photograph from an iPhone of an HO switching layout by Lance Mindheim . It’s an image of nothing in particular, and that for me makes it all the more noteworthy and inspiring, motivational etc etc! … Continue reading

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Transformation Tuesday, Paint

It’s only a week since I completed Shelfie3’s wiring, and noted that that point in time was likely to be a spur onwards in the project. As I expected it did just that. The next notable step has been painting … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Shelfie 2

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Transformation Tuesday Bachmann 4575

Today is probably one of the final sections of modifying this Bachmann 4575xx. Dug out by a friend from his scrap pile the footsteps were broken and it had the original Bachmann chimney, and no chassis. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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Shelfie 2 at Define 15/01/22

Shelfie2 was due to have its first exhibition as a completed layout this month at the well respected Define modellers day. Regrettably due to the recent surge in the pandemic numbers they have had to cancel/postpone the event. There are … Continue reading

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2022 First One In

Last year on First one in I wrote about Geoff Taylor’s Barmouth layout and his very clever use of ‘space’ to achieve a multi location layout. In December (21), I had the privilege of helping out with Simon George’s Heaton … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday Spaghetti

Wiring. Yuk. If there’s something that slows a project down for me it’s wiring up a layout. Pretty much everything else I can crack on with, but this bit, it’s a real chore even for a simple three point layout. … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Rails Terrier (4S-010-005)

Posted in accurascale, Bachmann, black and white, Branch Line, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, EM, finescale, Great Western, Hattons, heljan, HO, hobbies, Hobby, Hornby, Inspiration, iphoneography, Layout, light railway, man cave, mancave, Midland Region, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Modelling, monochrome, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, peco, railroad, railway, Rapido Trains, realism, scale, scale modelling, Scottish Region, shelfie, shelfie2, Southern, Southern Region, toy train, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Western Region, wordless wednesday | 2 Comments

Throwback Thursday The War Department Bucketlist

Back in the midsts of time I always wanted a complete set of British Rail ‘Standards’. Don’t know why, but I set about the task Hunter gatherer stylee, and apart from the WD 2-10-0, I ended up with all the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (A Scottish Connection)

Posted in accurascale, b&w, Bachmann, black and white, Branch Line, British Rail, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, Eighties, finescale, Hattons, heljan, HO, hobbies, Hobby, Hornby, iphoneography, Layout, LED Lighting, man cave, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, peco, Photography, railroad, railway, Rapido Trains, realism, scale, scale modelling, Scotland, Scottish Region, shelfie, shelfie2, toy train, Toy trains, track, train set, woodland scenics, wordless wednesday | Leave a comment