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PC87 Parkside LMS Dia 1661 Cattle Wagon Review (4mm Scale)

Parkside PC87 4mm scale Cattle Wagon kit LMS Dia 1661 £9.00 The Parkside kit represents Diagram 1661, an unfitted cattle wagon. The LMS built 2,050 of these wagons between 1923 and 1926. They lasted in use until the early 1960’s. … Continue reading

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The Peninsula Club

Is that where he’s been, The Peninsula Club? Low cut dresses, heels and G&T’s by the bucket load. That’s enough about what I do at the weekend though. The Peninsula. In the UK a pretty rare piece of layout design, … Continue reading

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Forest of Dean Lines Book review

Forest of Dean Lines & the Severn Bridge Price £30.00 ISBN 13: 9781899889 98 3  http://lightmoor.co.uk   This is Volume 2 of British Railway History in Colour from Lightmoor Press. Volume 1 dealt with the Wye Valley lines and north … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday 64xx 31-637

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Wordless Wednesday Bachmann 08 32-102

Posted in Branch Line, brassmasters, DCC, dcc sound, hobbies, Hornby, Model Railroad, Model Railway, Model Railway Journal, modeling, Modelling, Nevard, OO Gauge, Photography, social media, toytrainset, train set, wordless wednesday | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Pannier Capers & the 64xx

In amongst the flurry of Hornbys releases over the first quarter Bachmann released their latest Great Western design, Colletts 64xx 0-6-0T Pannier. These were a derivative of the earlier 54xx, very much the same engine but with larger diameter wheels. … Continue reading

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J15 R3232 Red Box Review

One of the latest items released by Hornby is the Great Eastern Wordsell designed Y14. The type first entered service in 1883 and was reclassified to arguably its more common designation of J15 after Grouping by the London & North … Continue reading

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And relaaaax….

Its been a bit quiet on the blog front of late, and that’s because I’ve been working on a large writing and modelling project with my good friend Paul Lunn. It has re-fired the brain cells though with quite a … Continue reading

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Narrow Gauge & Industrial 101

101. Sometimes referred to as the starting point or base line experience, the origin I believe from within the US education system. An introductory point. NGI 101 breaks a few rules right from the start in terms of UK magazines, … Continue reading

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Hornby. Hitting the right notes in 2015?

Well it’s very nearly a year since the last foam filled festival of angst and fundamentalist fervor. In one sleeps time will Hornby hit the right notes with, (allegedly), two new steam engine projects, a passenger coach, (singular), and a … Continue reading

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