Category Archives: canada

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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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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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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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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Royal Mail Scam Delivery Shipping

At the moment many of us modellers (and our families) are using the postal services that get mail order products delivered. Obviously this increase means that there’s potential for the bottom feeders to attempt to rip people off. The above … Continue reading

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Transformation Tuesday, Going with the Grain

Working on several projects simultaneously is common for me, and the grain cars here are no exception. With significant changes at the house it made sense to use some of the time available to kick start Shelfie4. Going between Shelfie3 … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday Exhibitionist…

A bit of a home exhibition here some seven years ago! This pic popping up on a Facebook feed this week. All three, Albion Yard, Bawdsey, and Shelfie, (WIP foreground) have subsequently left the building. The reason for them all … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday, Going with the Grain

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Requiem For Steam

A year or so back I took a look at Essential Witness and Transition by Jim Shaughnessy and Colin Gifford respectively. This week our ever genial postie tapped on the door and left this gem, Requiem For Steam. If you’ve … Continue reading

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