Category Archives: Eighties

A Train Set The Size Of a Boeing 747

Recently I’ve been helping out Simon George with his O gauge Heaton Lodge project, click the link for a real time stroll down its frontage. This week the final preparations and installation of the layout at Wakefield Market Hall has … 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 (A Scottish Connection)

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31st Monday Motivation

Well it’s a Monday and the sketch pad, pencil and track layout books are out, and that can only mean one thing. It’s a Monday I’ve got a book, a sketch pad and pencil. Over the past week or so … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday, Going with the Grain

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Heaton Lodge Junction

Simon George’s epic 7mm scale project Is beginning to make waves in the mainstream media. About as far away from a shelf layout layout as you can get, and in a proper mancave of man caves, a warehouse basement! https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9251581/And-stop-200ft-Man-recreates-rail-junction-Britains-biggest-model-railway.htmlContinue reading

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Unconsidered Trifles

It’s an unconventional title for an unconventional book. Written and illustrated by Geoff Kent, (builder of the above scene), it takes a look at the everyday scene, with emphasis on capturing architecture, and signage and infrastructure that is gradually becoming … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday MDV in the bag

A few weeks back I wrote on a Monday about these MDV’s, and the straightforward simplicity of the kits. Well as per the post above they all went together really easily, and once I’d finished them the force was strong, … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday MDV’s

A few weeks back Accurascale announced the British Rail MDV mineral wagon in OO 4mm scale, naturally about three weeks after I’d bought a batch of Five 79 MDV kits. Often this can be a deterrent to finish or even … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (Shelfie3 Prototyping)

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