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Wordless Wednesday (or rather speechless!)

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Motivation Monday, a Show!

This past weekend I went to my first show in two years. And I’m pretty certain the last show I went to was the Doncaster show in 2020. I wasn’t sure what to expect on arrival, obviously C19 here in … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Shelfie 2

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Transformation Tuesday Bachmann 4575

Today is probably one of the final sections of modifying this Bachmann 4575xx. Dug out by a friend from his scrap pile the footsteps were broken and it had the original Bachmann chimney, and no chassis. It’s one of the … Continue reading

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Shelfie 2 at Define 15/01/22

Shelfie2 was due to have its first exhibition as a completed layout this month at the well respected Define modellers day. Regrettably due to the recent surge in the pandemic numbers they have had to cancel/postpone the event. There are … 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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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 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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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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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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