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Y12 & V18 At Crymlyn A shop our foreman has resolved the banana van (Y12) buffer problem. Replacement buffer fittings have arrived from PECO and have bee...

Railex this weekend We are all set up and tested and a few minor faults rectified so looking forward to this weekend. Hopefully we are doing the club justice as we represent it at our home show. With the weather forec...

Debadged Sentinel ready for service Heres my finished Hornby Sentinel. Its been nicknamed the stealth! Originally in Wabtec livery I debranded it using T-cut to make it more gene...

Cottage interior design 1 UpdateMy first eye “operation” for cataract in front of my both eyes was a success. I can now see with one eye. The other eye will be operated in the...

Slaters Dean D14 Clerestory - Part 5 This coach has been kicking around for a long time, having started the build a week after the birth of my first daughter in January 2014!I am determi...

Project 17 - People I thought about flooding the scene with people but in the end felt it would be unrealistic for this small loco yard. First photo shows a m...

St Columb St Columb (or how to re-write history) The ideas for St Columb, a station on the Newquay & Wadebridge Railway, were formed thirty to forty y...

Book review – ‘Locomotives worth modelling Our visit to the South Devon Railway did, of course, include a visit to the second-hand book shop. (It has to be said, too, that we visited the bookshop at Buckfast Abbey and came out with a purch...

Adventures in static grass. Because I'm worth it... Recently Ive been experimenting with static grass and scenic effects on the photo plank. Having been successful Ill use the same techniques on the W...

House trailers I still recall another modeler’s comment from some years ago, when I was on a layout tour. The layout we were viewing had a model house trai...

A visit to the woodworking shop I spent the early part of this week visiting my friend Tim to get the extra bits of wood cut for Brettell Road. With Scaleforum looking at the end of September I needed to turn it from a plaything...

Explore: Swiftsure, model railway show, scrap drive and more No need for sea legs for this weekend’s 74th annual Swiftsure International Yacht Race. The nautical event has a lot to offer landlubbers, starting with an open invitation for the public to take. . .

My first blog - Introduction Hi all, Ive been an amateur modeller since I was about 5, with my layout consisting of an oval of Hornby track with a Caledonian tank and a Virgin tr...

Barrels and bricks in BRM I'm not sure who is writing the advert for BRM at the moment, but I need to have a word with them. " Phil Parker's fondness for ...

Photo from Facebook May 24, 2017 at 04:43PM I acquired a reproduction of a builder's plate for a PRR class K4s 4-6-2 steam locomotive, one of 425 manufactured for the Pennsy. This locomotive was manufactured in 1918 in Altoona, Pennsylvania at the Juniata Locomotive Shops of the Standard ...

Wood grain We added wood grain to our HO scale lumber load and color to the plastic. All you need to do is s...

Tractor distraction - Diseasels, a dog and going Dutch Good afternoon all,I fear that I must start this blog entry with a revelation, my dark little secret. As the title suggests, I like...

More prototype photos and models I thought I would post a couple of prototype photos and then my model version. The Fowler 2-6-4 tanks from Stafford were regulars on the passenger tr...

Warehouse Wednesday: Building site There's a lot of building going on around here and a few days ago, I took a stroll around some of the sites. They already have residents so ...

Humble Beginings Continued No, they are not dado rails but the first bits of wood affixed to the walls for the start of baseboard construction. As can readily be seen, one of t...

From Humble Beginings Having never created a Blog before, I started to formulate what I wanted on a Word document. There will follow numerous entries until I manage to cat...

British 1:87 Scale Modelling and Exhibitions Tuesday 23 May 2017I am sorry to write, the organisers of the Chatham show advise they both have and have not made provision for the Society stand. T...

SR overhead in Hornby Collectors Club magazine A rather complicated project for HCC magazine Number 111 - Spring 2017. With the arrival of the Hornby Class 71 electric loco, peopl...

Latching Fiddle Yard Mechanism - A Prototype The Sussex Downs 009 group are building a new layout, and discussion at the last meeting came to how we'd build the fiddle yards. The design...

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Re: Stowmarket Model Railway Exhibition 2017Christopher Martin13
Scarborough Model Railway ShowChristopher Martin17
Re: Modely H0e: Výstava železničních modelů KŽM P7 Bubny na Smíchově 2017Milan Koleckar14
Cleaning an engineMartin16
Britannia with driverPeter Baldwin68
Creating realistic sceneryModel Railway Talk316
A collection of modellers magazines for saleDuncan McVean249
DCC decodersarosamia283
Ramsey's 9th EditionSunnymead329
Adding Instagram photos to your postsModel Railway Talk281

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