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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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Cavalex Trains4U KFA PFB Flat Wagon Review

This year has been a bit of a quiet one for the blog, two layouts ticking over and a busy domestic and work schedule, hence relatively few updates. However earlier in the year I had the pleasure of speaking to … Continue reading

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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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TT Tuesday Tracks

This probably looks like a boring old bit of flexitrack on first glance for Peco’s new TT track range, and yup, it’s 12mm gauge flexible track. End of story surely! However it does deserve a closer look. There are two … 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 This is a new Transport Treasury album that covers diesels that are withdrawn, and closed lines, so this book is very much … Continue reading

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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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MRJ 288 and a Craftsman

Not a bad thing to come home to after a hard day at the office, (stop laughing at the back). MRJ number 288 edited by Jerry Clifford. A nice issue this one, with a broad range of subject matter, ^^see … Continue reading

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Royal Mail Scam Delivery Shipping

At the moment many of us modellers (and our families) are using the postal services that get mail order products delivered. Obviously this increase means that there’s potential for the bottom feeders to attempt to rip people off. The above … Continue reading

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