Category Archives: skill

Monday Motivation, Lance Mindheim

The image above is a photograph from an iPhone of an HO switching layout by Lance Mindheim . It’s an image of nothing in particular, and that for me makes it all the more noteworthy and inspiring, motivational etc etc! … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday, Modelling Mosaic

It’s a pleasant Monday morning here, the suns out, it’s warm and I’m fortunate enough to be sitting outside and planning my next Shelfie 3 moves. This weekend just gone I was sitting at a mosaic table and chairs, the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday (or rather speechless!)

Posted in 2FS, 2mm, accurascale, Bachmann, British Rail, DCC, Eastern Region, finescale, Hattons, heljan, hero, HO, Hobby, Hornby, Inspiration, life, man-cave, Midland Region, model, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Modelling, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, peco, realism, scale, scale modelling, skill, toy train, Uncategorized, Western Region, wordless wednesday | 1 Comment

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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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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21 First One In

A while back I looked at Space and how we use it, in particular looking at a Fremo layout I’d been invited to see. I really like the concept of joining layouts together for an operating session. Last year 2020 … Continue reading

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Motivation Monday Southern Alberta Rail

As many friends and quite a few readers know I have a thing going on ref North American and Canadian short lines. I’ve primarily worked in HO (see above), but not long ago Chris Mears of Prince Street turned my … Continue reading

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Transformation Tuesday & The Skill Fading Shelf Queens…

We’ve all got them. Projects that get started and then ‘mature’…. I can look around the man cave and see an almost embarrassing number things that have been started and are yet to reach conclusion. This one above is just … Continue reading

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Essential Witness and Transition

Essential Witness and Transition are two books that do that rare thing of capturing the railway in an engaging and artistic way. Each book contains the work of one photographer, Jim Shaughnessy for Essential Witness, and Colin Gifford for Transition. … Continue reading

Posted in b&w, black and white, blog, blogging, book, book review, Branch Line, British Rail, canada, copyright, history, hobbies, Inspiration, Layout, library, life, man cave, mancave, media, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, monochrome, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Photography, product news, railway, research, review, scale, scale modelling, seasons, skill, skillset, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, travel, Uncategorized, usa | 1 Comment

Wordless Wednesday Brew Street

Chris Nevard

Posted in 2019, accurascale, Airfix, Bachmann, blogger, Branch Line, brassmasters, brew street, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, Chris Nevard, dapol, Eastern Region, Eighties, Exhibition, finescale, Great Western, heljan, HO, Hornby, Industrial, Inspiration, iphoneography, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, magazine, media, Midland Region, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Photography, Rapido Trains, scale, scale modelling, Scottish Region, skill, Southern Region, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Western Region, woodland scenics, wordless wednesday | Leave a comment