Category Archives: skillset

Wordless Wednesday Comet A44

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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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Motivation Monday, The 02

Nope, not the arena. This one.. This is one of those escapees from the shelf of doom. It’s been kicking around for quite a while, and last week I decided it’s about time it got finished. It’d stalled at quite … 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

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Cover it!

Copyright Rutland & Stamford Mercury https://www.stamfordmercury.co.uk/news/four-arrested-at-welland-academy-after-vandalism-of-model-railway-exhibition-9070661/ https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/144657-cancelled-due-to-vandalism-stamford-show-18th-may/&ct=1558185829 Really depressing news for the exhibition circuit today. Recently we’ve seen prototype preservation organisations suffer vandalism, and this is the first time (I recall) a similar issue  within the hobby at a show. … Continue reading

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Showtime, ‘This is Pop’ 7pm ET

For fans of pre Brit-Pop music, and that crossover from MOR music to the punk era, tonight on ‘Showtime’ 7pm ET there a unique documentary regarding the British band XTC, called ‘This is Pop’. http://xtcbumperbookoffunforboysandgirls.blogspot.co.uk/2018/01/showtime-xtc-documentary-charlie-thomas.html?m=1 The connection with the hobby … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday XTC

Posted in 2017, 3d, 3d printing, Bachmann, blog, blogger, Branch Line, Cameo, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, DVD, Eighties, film, finescale, Friends, Great Western, hero, history, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, life, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, music, n gauge, Nevard, O Gauge, o scale, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, paint, Photography, Rapido Trains, Scottish Region, skill, skillset, Sky, Sky arts, social media, Southern Region, television, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Western Region, wordless wednesday, Xtc | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Biggest Little Railway, Toy Trains on Telly?

My mate Mr Parker  (philsworkbench) gets the low down on a telly project to be filmed this summer, sounds bonkers, and fascinating in the same sentence!

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Eighties Body Snatcher Throwback

Ok mullet wearers, here’s a poptastic 80’s child for you. It’s an Airfix 14xx body with a Perceverance chassis underneath. Made in the era of Kylie, wads of yuppie cash, XR3i’s and mobile Motorola phones the size of house bricks … Continue reading

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Manic Monday

4mm scale shackles. If I give up the day job I could try out as a jeweller! A mix of frustrating, and satisfaction assembling these, and remembering to breath…

Posted in Bachmann, blog, blogging, Branch Line, brassmasters, British Rail, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, finescale, Great Western, HO, hobbies, Hornby, Inspiration, Layout, life, LMS, LNER, magazine, media, Midland Region, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Modelu, Nevard, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, Railex, Rapido Trains, Scottish Region, skill, skillset, toy fair, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, wagon | 6 Comments