Category Archives: mancave

Motivation Monday, Take me to the River

So the motivation today was checking out yesterday’s application of the AK Interactive Atlantic Blue onto a test piece of plastic sheet. The luminosity above is caused by the light falling on the wet acrylic gel medium. It dried well … 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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Last one out!

Just a quick note to say thank you for reading the blog this year, and please take time to visit the blogs and websites on the blog roll, they’re worth dipping into. So thank you again and hope to see … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas 2022

To all the readers of the blog, Facebook and viewers of Instagram and the Albion Yard YouTube channel, I’d like to thank you for taking the time to read, watch and comment on the content, it’s much appreciated. This morning … Continue reading

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Warley Cavalex class 56

Here at Warley for the first time in two years. A good vibe around the place and well attended. Getting into BR blue the EP from Cavalex is really looking good. Easy chip access, and exquisite detailing being of note, … Continue reading

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O Gauge Class 58 from Heljan

CLASS 58 JOINS HELJAN ‘O’ GAUGE RANGE  Visitors to the Warley National Model Railway Exhibition this weekend will be the first to see HELJAN’s new O gauge Class 58 – a surprise addition to our range of high-quality British outline … 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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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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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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