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Throwback Thursday, 4575 From the Shelf of Doom

A while back, roughly two years ago, this 45xx passed through the man cave. It came from an estate sale as a non-runner. The original idea was to rob the chassis from it and place it under a Bachmann 4575 … 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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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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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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2022 First One In

Last year on First one in I wrote about Geoff Taylor’s Barmouth layout and his very clever use of ‘space’ to achieve a multi location layout. In December (21), I had the privilege of helping out with Simon George’s Heaton … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Wishing all the readers and followers of the blog the compliments of the season. Thank you for taking the time out to read the blog, and please take a look through the blog roll at the other bloggers work.

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Heljan at Wakefield

With Simon George’s Heaton Lodge Junction on show in Wakefield, Heljan have taken the opportunity to show some of their forthcoming products including an EP of the 4mm scale class 47 and late Deltic in 7mm O gauge

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A Train Set The Size Of a Boeing 747

Recently I’ve been helping out Simon George with his O gauge Heaton Lodge project, click the link for a real time stroll down its frontage. This week the final preparations and installation of the layout at Wakefield Market Hall has … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday We Will Remember

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Transformation Tuesday Mosquito

Today has been a ‘down day’, a short gap between work cycles, and a day off from Viking Challenge preparation, I thought I’d ring the changes by breaking out some other plastic. Like many in the hobby I started out … Continue reading

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