Category Archives: iain rice

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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Motivation Monday Southern Alberta Rail

As many friends and quite a few readers know I have a thing going on ref North American and Canadian short lines. I’ve primarily worked in HO (see above), but not long ago Chris Mears of Prince Street turned my … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday 02 Forwards

It’s funny how this little engine has been quite the motivator. Started as much as eight years ago, likely quite a bit more, but I can’t really remember it’s been so long! But this one for some reason just needed … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, The 02

Nope, not the arena. This one.. This is one of those escapees from the shelf of doom. It’s been kicking around for quite a while, and last week I decided it’s about time it got finished. It’d stalled at quite … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Shelfie3 ?

Posted in accurascale, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, finescale, Great Western, gwr, Hattons, heljan, HO, hobbies, Hobby, Hornby, iain rice, Ian Futers, Inspiration, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, man cave, mancave, Midland Region, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, peco, railway, Rapido Trains, scale, scale modelling, Scottish Region, shelfie1, shelfie2, shelfie3, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Western Region, wordless wednesday | 1 Comment

Twenty Twenty, Motivation Monday, first one in.

It’s been a bit quiet of late on the blog, due to external influences both to do with the hobby and ‘life’, including a bit of man cave reconstruction! This year I’ve a couple of layout projects I want to … Continue reading

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Kits for Sale (only J69 left)

Due to me selling Bawdsey earlier this year and no longer looking to build an EM industrial layout, I have three kits from the ‘maturing’ cupboard looking the find new homes. If you’re interested in any please contact me here … Continue reading

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Good Night and Thanks For Your Service..

Well a few times I’ve mentioned on here that it’s game over. Today, it is. Developments here mean that Albion Yard has ‘left the building’. All the neat stuff has been saved, and wiring, motors and some track too. But … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, Back to the future!

These three are some of the key motivators for me, and looking for some data for a friends potential product the other day, I rediscovered them in the man cave. Centre stage is the first Wild Swan magazine, British Railway … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 4th July, Faded & F…..!

Posted in 4th july, Bachmann, blog, Branch Line, Cameo layout, DCC, dcc sound, finescale, HO, hobbies, Hornby, iain rice, independance day, iphoneography, Kalmbach, Layout, life, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Rapido Trains, scale, scale modelling, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, True North, Uncategorized, usa, wordless wednesday | Leave a comment