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Warley 2022 Heljan

Warley for me was a full day of just catching up with people face to face, after around two years. Here’s a selection of the Heljan products on show. I’m particularly taken with the class 104. The class 58 wasn’t … Continue reading

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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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Peco Quality Line N Gauge Wagons Review

New into the man cave are a batch of N gauge wagons from Peco as part of a collection of new tooling. For many many years N gauge modellers have had a staple diet of Peco Wonderful Wagons, with tooling … 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 Hornby TT October 22

A week back 10/10/22, Hornby announced they were in the new TT 1:120th scale market. Earlier in the year Peco introduced a range of products both track and buildings, a few of which are sitting on the review shelf here. … 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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Wordless Wednesday (keep him quiet)

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TT First look

This is literally my first look at the new Peco TT scale products. The first thing that strikes me, as a former (environment officer), in a very good way is the packaging, 100% recyclable! As we can see it’s not … Continue reading

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Lost Diesels, Lost Lines (Review)

In a, ‘Does what it says on the tin’ kind of way, this book pretty much does that. This is a new Transport Treasury album that covers diesels that are withdrawn, and closed lines, so this book is very much … Continue reading

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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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