Tag Archives: Forest of Dean

64xx Small Change …

Well having had a look recently at the 64xx, I’ve now started work on one of them to put it into the last batch of 6430 onwards, No 6433 in fact. The cab is the first bit and then its … Continue reading

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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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Beginning of the end?

Or, end of the beginning? Simple answer is I don’t know. This was one of the pieces that never really hung together, so it’s gone. On that bombshell …

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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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Seasons Greetings

Just a quick note to wish all you readers the seasons greetings as we head towards the end of the year. The picture above is Albion Yard with the first fall of the winter, a good number of you will … Continue reading

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Severn & Dean

You’ll note a new page on the blog, this is to cover the larger layout project, the post below is the first page entry. Today’s been an interesting day having the privilege of watching Chris Nevard http://nevardmedia  take pictures of … Continue reading

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Destination Anywhere

Well, its more destination ‘AnyRail’, than anywhere actually,  https://www.anyrail.com and that’s where some of the schematic plan above has come from. More of that later .. I’m at one of those stages where you have a number of ideas/projects all running … Continue reading

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Space, The Final Frontier II …

Last night I had the real privilege of meeting a hero, they, (whoever ‘they’ are), say you should never meet your hero’s for fear of disappointment, but this was a real pleasure. The hero wasn’t a person, but a layout, … Continue reading

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Twenty Twenty Vision

  This week there’s been quite a kerfuffle about Bachmann’s 20% price rise, most noticeably on assorted forums and meejah. Basically rising costs have meant that Bachmann have passed on elements of that rising cost to the end user, the … Continue reading

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Time on your hands ..

I’ve often said it but time is the most valuable commodity we modellers have. It matters not if you ‘buy’ time, either literally by paying someone to do something for you, or making the best use of your own time … Continue reading

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