Category Archives: prototype

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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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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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 This is a new Transport Treasury album that covers diesels that are withdrawn, and closed lines, so this book is very much … Continue reading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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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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HO Indiana Shortline Wordless Wednesday

No words as such from me, but this overview from Instagram by Tim Nicholson of his Indiana based HO scale layout, is really worth spending time watching. So so much to learn from it.

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Heljan Class 02 Diesel Update

Today at Heaton Lodge Junction exhibition at Wakefield Heljan had their first EP of the 4mm OO scale class 02 diesel shunter. It’s important to note this is the first hand assembled version of the model, and there was no … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Comet A44

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31st Monday Motivation

Well it’s a Monday and the sketch pad, pencil and track layout books are out, and that can only mean one thing. It’s a Monday I’ve got a book, a sketch pad and pencil. Over the past week or so … Continue reading

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Transformation Tuesday, Going with the Grain

Working on several projects simultaneously is common for me, and the grain cars here are no exception. With significant changes at the house it made sense to use some of the time available to kick start Shelfie4. Going between Shelfie3 … Continue reading

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