Category Archives: new release

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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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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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 This is a new Transport Treasury album that covers diesels that are withdrawn, and closed lines, so this book is very much … Continue reading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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Transformation Tuesday Heljan TT 31

Please don’t forget as you join your local interweb cake and arse party, that to participate you need to ignore the following; UK mainstream 7mm RTR doesn’t exist, there’s no market for it. UK mainstream 009 RTR doesn’t exist, there’s … Continue reading

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Transformation Tuesday

Twelve hours To foamathon 22. Sounds exciting!

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Motivation Monday. TT

This morning Peco are setting the cat amongst the pigeons announcing a range of TT track and products! Absolutely fascinating for me, I think this is the ideal scale, big enough for good detail, and small enough to get the … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday, ‘The Crossings’ v1.0

For a couple of years now we’ve been waiting for the arrival of Peco’s OO Bullhead rail crossings and slips. Well the long crossing SL-U1194, and the single slip SL-U1180 are now in the shops. A few days back one … Continue reading

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