Category Archives: HO

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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Wordless Wednesday, Repairs

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Throwback Thursday, ‘The Crossings’ v1.0

For a couple of years now we’ve been waiting for the arrival of Peco’s OO Bullhead rail crossings and slips. Well the long crossing SL-U1194, and the single slip SL-U1180 are now in the shops. A few days back one … Continue reading

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Monday Motivation, Lance Mindheim

The image above is a photograph from an iPhone of an HO switching layout by Lance Mindheim . It’s an image of nothing in particular, and that for me makes it all the more noteworthy and inspiring, motivational etc etc! … Continue reading

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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, Paint

It’s only a week since I completed Shelfie3’s wiring, and noted that that point in time was likely to be a spur onwards in the project. As I expected it did just that. The next notable step has been painting … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, Modelling Mosaic

It’s a pleasant Monday morning here, the suns out, it’s warm and I’m fortunate enough to be sitting outside and planning my next Shelfie 3 moves. This weekend just gone I was sitting at a mosaic table and chairs, the … Continue reading

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MRJ 288 and a Craftsman

Not a bad thing to come home to after a hard day at the office, (stop laughing at the back). MRJ number 288 edited by Jerry Clifford. A nice issue this one, with a broad range of subject matter, ^^see … Continue reading

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