Category Archives: Eastern Region

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 This is a new Transport Treasury album that covers diesels that are withdrawn, and closed lines, so this book is very much … Continue reading

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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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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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Wordless Wednesday (or rather speechless!)

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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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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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Heljan at Wakefield

With Simon George’s Heaton Lodge Junction on show in Wakefield, Heljan have taken the opportunity to show some of their forthcoming products including an EP of the 4mm scale class 47 and late Deltic in 7mm O gauge

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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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