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London Underground Display

I have mentioned before that the London Transport Museum Shop released a model (commissioned from Bachmann) of it’s new S Stock underground train. Over the summer they released a display case for it. It consists of a free-standing perspex tube … Continue reading

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WycRail 2017 4th November

Please try to visit my club’s annual exhibition-WycRail17 on Saturday 4th November. A short drive from junction 4 of the M40. Click here for more information.

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LNER Dynamometer Car

The world of model railways has taken some odd turns in recent years. The startup costs for a new model are huge so manufacturer’s have to make sure they will sell enough models at the right price to get their … Continue reading

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Nothing Much

The trouble with having a blog post that highlights an event, is that when that event has happened, your blog looks stupid. So here is a picture from a recent holiday in Scotland so I am not directing you to … Continue reading

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WycRail 2016 5th November

Please try to visit my club’s annual exhibition-WycRail16 on Saturday 5th November. A short drive from junction 4 of the M40. Click here for more information.

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1015 Western Champion

I love Westerns and have a small layout based on an MPD in the Bristol area in the early 70’s so I have been collecting together a loco stable for it. I have a few weathered Westerns, but I wanted … Continue reading

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Peco on the right track

Originally posted on The Model Railways of Oly Turner and Chris Matthews:
God I should work for papers with headlines like that, but that aside Peco’s new announcement contains what a lot of us have been waiting to see for…

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London Underground

Models from London’s Underground have been rare in the past and have been limited to repaints of models already produced such as GWR Panniers and BR Class 20’s. In the past the underground has built a set of stock for … Continue reading

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WycRail15 7th November

The annual model railway exhibition for my model railway club (High Wycombe) is on Saturday 7th November. Conveniently located next to junction 4 of the M40. Further details from WycRail15 or UK Modelshops

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Hornby’s New GWR Coaches

My favourite railway company is the GWR. Hornby hasn’t served the GWR well in coaches over the years. Their best examples are the B-Set and Autocoach, and they acquired them from the old Airfix range. Then a few years ago … Continue reading

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