Category Archives: Industrial

Rapido OO Hunslet Part 2 Chassis Test

In my first quick look at the Rapido Trains Uk 16inch Hunslet, I assumed the chassis was fully geared. Having had some issues with fully geared chassis’ before I was wondering how this one would perform. However a look at … Continue reading

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First Look Rapido’s 16in Hunslet

It’s probably giving the game away but I’m already thinking do I need a second one? So first impression in ten minutes is this is a very creditable first locomotive release as their own Rapido Trains Uk, rather than as … Continue reading

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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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2023 First one in

Well 2023 is underway. It’ll be a big change and possibly challenge too. Both of us made redundant in December there’s a new life balance to work out, depending on whether anything turns up employment wise. One thing is certain, … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday Unboxing Planet Industrials Victory

An overview of Planet Industrials Kerr Stuart ‘Victory’ class locomotive. The example I received had a couple of minor problems. The parcel having taken a few knocks the next18 DCC blanking plug had become dislodged, and one of the slide … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, Mindheim’s Musing

I don’t need to mention the current (October 22), cost of living rises in the UK to anyone. If you’re awake you’ll be all too aware of the impact of Brexit, Ukraine etc etc on national and world economic and … Continue reading

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Brutal Sunday

Well it’s a Sunday, and this is brutal. I’m putting together Ratio’s ARP signal box kit, and it’s brutal! Not the kit as such, though there are some ‘clunky’ elements to it, but the core prototype design, as a building … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (keep him quiet)

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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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Wordless Wednesday Shelfie 2

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