Category Archives: hero

Wordless Wednesday XTC

Posted in 2017, 3d, 3d printing, Bachmann, blog, blogger, Branch Line, Cameo, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, DVD, Eighties, film, finescale, Friends, Great Western, hero, history, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, life, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, music, n gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, paint, Photography, Rapido Trains, Scottish Region, skill, skillset, Sky, Sky arts, social media, Southern Region, television, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Western Region, wordless wednesday, Xtc | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Driving home for Christmas

A couple of years back in the run up to christmas, and a hundred thousand or so less hits ago, Davide at thenightflier blog, kindly allowed me to link to his ‘Drivers’ view from the office  albionyard/skyward-head-in-the-clouds/. It was a popular post, showing … Continue reading

Posted in 2016, aviation, blog, blogger, blogging, British Rail, christmas, dapol, DCC, Eastern Region, EM, Exhibition, film, finescale, flight, flying, flying scotsman, Friends, go pro, Great Western, hero, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Interweb, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

For those who gave

Posted in 2016, blog, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour, flanders, hero, history, Inspiration, life, menin gate | Tagged | 1 Comment

Throwback Thursday Pannier

Well here’s a throwback for you. It’s a 1950’s era OO gauge Pannier. Today it has a retro sort of charm to it, with it’s cast body and basic chassis. Powered by an Triang XO3 motor through what looks like … Continue reading

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We could be Hero’s*

A bit of a sad start to the new year, with the hobby losing two elder statesmen, who played their part in the development of the UK’s hobby. Firstly John Brewer, who was editor of Railway Modeller, and who kindly … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday

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Space, The Final Frontier II …

Last night I had the real privilege of meeting a hero, they, (whoever ‘they’ are), say you should never meet your hero’s for fear of disappointment, but this was a real pleasure. The hero wasn’t a person, but a layout, … Continue reading

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this is why we fly

Another one of the occasional posts showing life from the other side of the door, I’m lucky I get to see this from time to time. This is an Instrument approach into Queenstown EN Zed. I must go there one … Continue reading

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Time on your hands ..

I’ve often said it but time is the most valuable commodity we modellers have. It matters not if you ‘buy’ time, either literally by paying someone to do something for you, or making the best use of your own time … Continue reading

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