Category Archives: Western Region

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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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

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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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 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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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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Wordless Wednesday Rails Terrier (4S-010-005)

Posted in accurascale, Bachmann, black and white, Branch Line, British Rail, Cameo, Cameo layout, dapol, DCC, dcc sound, Eastern Region, EM, finescale, Great Western, Hattons, heljan, HO, hobbies, Hobby, Hornby, Inspiration, iphoneography, Layout, light railway, man cave, mancave, Midland Region, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Modelling, monochrome, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, Oxford rail, peco, railroad, railway, Rapido Trains, realism, scale, scale modelling, Scottish Region, shelfie, shelfie2, Southern, Southern Region, toy train, train set, trainset, Uncategorized, Western Region, wordless wednesday | 2 Comments

Throwback Thursday The War Department Bucketlist

Back in the midsts of time I always wanted a complete set of British Rail ‘Standards’. Don’t know why, but I set about the task Hunter gatherer stylee, and apart from the WD 2-10-0, I ended up with all the … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday Comet A44

Posted in accurascale, Bachmann, brassmasters, British Rail, Cameo layout, Comet Models, commission, dapol, DCC, Eastern Region, exactrail, finescale, Forest of Dean, Great Western, gwr, Hattons, heljan, HO, hobbies, Hobby, Hornby, justdoit, Layout, light railway, LMS, LNER, man cave, mancave, model, model photography, Model Railroad, Model Railway, modeling, Modelling, n gauge, Narrow Gauge, O Gauge, o scale, OO, OO Gauge, peco, prototype, railroad, railway, realism, research, scale, scale modelling, shelfie, skillset, Southern Region, Swindon, toy train, Toy trains, toytrainset, train set, trainset, Wales, Welsh Marches, Western Region, wordless wednesday | 2 Comments