I love it when a new purchase arrives, in this case, its a new purchase that I’ve been waiting on for almost two years. Such is the way of things with the Model Railroad Industry and Pre-orders nowadays, you order then wait what feels like forever to actually pay and receive it. Though this model […]
Make the most of it, that’s the nearest you’re going to get to a Christmas greeting. Many modellers of my age got their early kit building experience with Airfix and Kitmaster before discovering the pre-coloured HO scale continental kits from the likes of Kibri, Faller and Heljan, which found homes on British OO scale layouts […]
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Another Heljan product purchased by my Son. I think the model looks very good – however I am totally fed up with bits falling of this model – spoils a very good model. This is a medium weathering job on a ‘out of the box’ product, although unlike the Class 37’s – very little is […]
Well, back from Warley, and back from this mornings equine lawnmower entrapment scheme, here’s a few more images from the 2018 Warley show. Oxfords OO N7 decorated samples, the announcement was covered earlier here Toy Fair . The appearance looks very well captured and the test models have worked hard hauling large trains without problems […]
Friday Night 26th we had another nice selection of locos and stock. We also had some of the new Heljan Class 25/3’s which look fantastic!
This morning there’s a very interesting press release from Heljan at the 2018 Telford O gauge show. God news for 7mm modellers with the popular GWR AEC Railcar and BR Class 56 Diesels being announced below, but for the 4mm modellers amongst us there news of the AEC Railcar being covered in OO gauge too! […]
There’s not been much happening with the summer, children off school and other domestic issues but these two have made their way back on to the workbench along with another two Heljan class 47s (though destined for elsewhere and not West Halton). More updates soon.
The Southern Railway purchased 14 (plus one extra for spares) of these powerful, short wheel based locomotives from the United States Army Transportation Corps in 1946 for use within Southampton Docks to replace the ageing ex LSWR B4 0-4-0t. They were built to US Army specification T1531, all bar one of the 14 were built by […]
A bit more done on the model, have been getting used to the NCE controller and generally feeling okay with the progress of the model but as usual with a bit of aggro on the way, some self inflicted some not, so where to start………………….first the own goal……………. Some idiot (possibly me) decided to start […]
First announced back in November 2017 the Heljan 07 Class has now arrived and along with the Dapol ex LSWR B4 0-4-0t and the Model Rail / Bachmann USA 0-6-0t nearly completes the line of regular shunting locomotives used at Southampton Docks. A number of of other classes were also often also regularly seen at […]
We are pleased to announce that we have moved into stocking British outline including: Dapol Heljan Minerva Models Slaters British kits Slaters & Peco Lineside products Peco Track We are also now stocking: ESU Decoders and Equipment (coming soon) Evergreen Profiles and Sheet (increased range) K&S Metals Mt Albert Lumber Woodlands Scenics Tortoise Point Motors Kadee […]