Category Archives: layout design

Realism Redefined / Heljan Introduce O Gauge PCA

High-quality ‘O’ Gauge powder tank wagons for cement and chemical traffic to be released in 2023. One of four exciting announcements from HELJAN this weekend at the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition is an all-new PCA powder tank wagon for … 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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Wordless Wednesday, Laramie Wyoming

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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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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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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 Shelfie 3

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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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Throwback Thursday

This came up on a Facebook memory thing, and being eight years old it intrigued me to re-read it. I did, and it brought a wry grin, (or it may have been wind), to my face. In the above post, … Continue reading

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Virtue Signalling by Peco

Not so much ’high moral standards’ (though Peco have always been decent coves in my experience), but virtuous, as in very much in the way of a good thing. That’s the immediate impression on opening the TT laser cut wooden … Continue reading

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