Category Archives: British Rail

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 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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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 This is a new Transport Treasury album that covers diesels that are withdrawn, and closed lines, so this book is very much … Continue reading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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Transformation Tuesday Heljan TT 31

Please don’t forget as you join your local interweb cake and arse party, that to participate you need to ignore the following; UK mainstream 7mm RTR doesn’t exist, there’s no market for it. UK mainstream 009 RTR doesn’t exist, there’s … Continue reading

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Transformation Tuesday

Twelve hours To foamathon 22. Sounds exciting!

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Wordless Wednesday, Repairs

Posted in 2FS, 2mm, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, British Rail, Cameo layout, DC, DCC, dcc sound, finescale, Hattons, heljan, HO, ho scale, hobbies, Hobby, Hornby, Layout, life, man cave, man-cave, model, model rail, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Modelling, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, peco, railroad, railway, repair, scale modelling, skillset, toy train, wordless wednesday | Leave a comment