Category Archives: dapol

Motivation Monday, Showtime!

No one needs me to remind or tell them of the impact of Covid on the exhibition scene over the past two years, suffice to say it’s had a significant detrimental impact on the ability to run and attend shows … Continue reading

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Peco Bullhead Crossings and Slips

At Heaton Lodge’s Bath and West exhibition today, I had the opportunity to get a quick look some production samples of the crossing, and slip points on Peco’s trade exhibition stand. The crossings and slips utilise the same ‘Unifrog’ design … Continue reading

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Asking For a Friend

Any of you readers fancy a start in O gauge? A friend has for sale two of these Dapol 08’s, as new, unused. They were originally part of a plan for a small O gauge layout, and,as we all experience, … Continue reading

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Transformation Tuesday, Relax…

Well what’s the transformation then? Beer? nope, no change there, DMU?, nope, no change, a shelf layout?, nope, still no change. The reason for popping the top off this cool one, is the transformation in operating this layout, Shelfie 3. … 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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Heljan OO class 45

At Heaton Lodge Junction’s exhibition in Wakefield, Heljan have a small display case with some of their latest tooling and EP’s. One of those is the Class 45 in OO. My initial thoughts are that it captures the look of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Heaton Lodge

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

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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 Comet A44

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