Category Archives: Eighties

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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Warley 2022, the rest

Hornby TT I took the opportunity to look at the TT display on Hornby’s stand, and overall was impressed by the stock in particular. Having ordered an 08 I was pleasantly surprised to see the blue version on the stand. … Continue reading

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Warley 2022 Heljan

Warley for me was a full day of just catching up with people face to face, after around two years. Here’s a selection of the Heljan products on show. I’m particularly taken with the class 104. The class 58 wasn’t … Continue reading

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Warley Cavalex class 56

Here at Warley for the first time in two years. A good vibe around the place and well attended. Getting into BR blue the EP from Cavalex is really looking good. Easy chip access, and exquisite detailing being of note, … Continue reading

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O Gauge Class 58 from Heljan

CLASS 58 JOINS HELJAN ‘O’ GAUGE RANGE  Visitors to the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition this weekend will be the first to see HELJAN’s new O gauge Class 58 – a surprise addition to our range of high-quality British outline … Continue reading

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Heljan Class86/2 announced in OO Gauge

A third variant of our popular ‘OO’ gauge Class 86 is now in preparation for release in 2023. In response to public demand, the Class 86/2 will join the recent ‘AL6’ and Class 86/4 in the HELJAN range. Two versions … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, Iain Rice, Influencer

This weekend the hobby lost one of its greatest influencers, Iain Rice. So why might that be a motivation? Well Iain was a prolific writer and modeller across the hobby, not only here in the UK but its fair to … Continue reading

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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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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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