Category Archives: Toy trains

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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Asking For a Friend

Any of you readers fancy a start in O gauge? A friend has for sale two of these Dapol 08’s, as new, unused. They were originally part of a plan for a small O gauge layout, and,as we all experience, … Continue reading

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2022 First One In

Last year on First one in I wrote about Geoff Taylor’s Barmouth layout and his very clever use of ‘space’ to achieve a multi location layout. In December (21), I had the privilege of helping out with Simon George’s Heaton … Continue reading

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Happy Christmas

Wishing all the readers and followers of the blog the compliments of the season. Thank you for taking the time out to read the blog, and please take a look through the blog roll at the other bloggers work.

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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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Heljan OO class 45

At Heaton Lodge Junction’s exhibition in Wakefield, Heljan have a small display case with some of their latest tooling and EP’s. One of those is the Class 45 in OO. My initial thoughts are that it captures the look of … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Heaton Lodge

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Heljan at Wakefield

With Simon George’s Heaton Lodge Junction on show in Wakefield, Heljan have taken the opportunity to show some of their forthcoming products including an EP of the 4mm scale class 47 and late Deltic in 7mm O gauge

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Motivation Monday Spaghetti

Wiring. Yuk. If there’s something that slows a project down for me it’s wiring up a layout. Pretty much everything else I can crack on with, but this bit, it’s a real chore even for a simple three point layout. … Continue reading

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Heljan Class 104 DMU

The first public image of the CAD’s for the 4mm scale class 104 DMU have been released today. With several detail differences to be produced this is good to see progress on this project which has suffered delays due to … Continue reading

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