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Another show survived.

Posted by KH1 , 16 January 2018 - * * * * * · 135 views

Another show survived. Am now not feeling too guilty about missing the gym a couple of times last week as this weekends exertions at Stevenage have more than made up for it. Unlike the gym I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it one of the best shows I have been to for quality of exhibits, traders, organisation and visitors! A huge big thank you to Andy, David and Michael for al...


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Stevenage Show This Weekend

Posted by KH1 , 11 January 2018 - - - - - - · 274 views

Stevenage Show This Weekend Just getting everything packed away for Stevenage show this weekend. As ever do come and say hello if you are visiting. 



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Black Leg Labour

Posted by KH1 , 07 January 2018 - * * * * * · 283 views

Black Leg Labour Finally managed yo do something I have been meaning to for ages. I have noticed that the black weed control material that I use as a curtain at shows doesn't quite reach the floor leaving a rather stark bit of red leg showing. No one has ever mentioned it but I have noticed! One can of black spray paint from pound land which coat - you guessed it, a day w...


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A New Toy And Quite A Large One!

Posted by KH1 , 06 December 2017 - - - - - - · 397 views

A New Toy And Quite A Large One! As we are coming rapidly to the time of year for giving I have entered completely into the spirit and have given myself a rather large pressie! Of course money isn't important and it is the thought that counts and I have put quite a lot of thought and effort into this and only a modest amount of money so I am very pleased! 
I have known about these f...


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The Mysterious Cases of 200 Shells

Posted by KH1 , 23 November 2017 - * * * * * · 377 views

The Mysterious Cases of 200 Shells Actually the only mysterious thing about this case is why I am so mad to have started this in the first place! My search for new wagon loads has led me to loose another four days modelling time in the pursuit of realism misguided or not. This particular one is one that will actually go the other way to usual being spent artillery shell cases which were co...


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Only Three Weeks Late!

Posted by KH1 , 17 November 2017 - - - - - - · 315 views

Only Three Weeks Late! Life has taken one of those unexpectedly busy turns in the last few weeks which is. of course good on many levels but not those that involve modelling or blogging about it. So, in the absence of anything new being created a quick update on some developments unveiled at last couple of shows. 
Firstly a slightly unusual perspective on the layout from...


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Last of the Summer Shows

Posted by KH1 , 26 October 2017 - - - - - - · 407 views

Last of the Summer Shows Sorry, just couldn't resist the title and I know it is now nowhere near Summer but when you see where the show is I am sure you will understand. I will probably get lynched up in Yorkshire tomorrow! 
This was going to concern my further developments in the production of wire loads and all the pictures are ready to go but being way past midnight now t...


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A real mixed bag

Posted by KH1 , 12 October 2017 - - - - - - · 442 views

Firstly a big thank you to everyone who helped out at Tewkesbury at the weekend - a really enjoyable show. I would have some pictures but only ones are on Simon's phone and he hasn't sent them me yet......... 
All available time this week (and that is not a lot), has been spent trying to sort out problems from the weekend before the next show at the...


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Tewkesbury Narrow Gauge Exhibition Tomorrow

Posted by KH1 , 06 October 2017 - - - - - - · 437 views

Tewkesbury Narrow Gauge Exhibition Tomorrow Just a quick one as really rather busy for reasons that should be obvious. Have had a bit of a gap since the last exhibition so plenty of time to sort out all the little issues and get things like track and wheels clean again - have I done any of it? Of course not! So mad panic here but hopefully meet at least a few of you tomorrow! 



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At last - the bus is finished!

Posted by KH1 , 28 September 2017 - * * * * * · 477 views

At last - the bus is finished! And it is with quite some relief that I can pronounce it finished at last - three weeks of quality modelling time - far more than I expected but I did do far more than I expected - which, of course, I should have expected! I am certain that I did take pictures of the intermediate stages but I can't find them now so you will have to make do with these. It...


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Bus chassis finished

Posted by KH1 , 21 September 2017 - * * * * * · 509 views

Bus chassis finished I certainly didn't appreciate how long this bus thing was going to take - if all goes to plan now it will be about three weeks modeling time which is a bit absurd for something that came straight out of a box. Anyway, chassis is now finished and just waiting for me to fit rear mud guards to the body and that is ready for paint. Although I may moan about h...


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SVR Action

Posted by KH1 , 19 September 2017 - - - - - - · 423 views

SVR Action As some of you may know The Severn Valley Railway is pretty much at the bottom of my garden and although the distance between the rails is a bit more than I prefer it still attracts my interest and of little Iz as it is nearest place to get an ice cream which is the normal bribe for dragging her down there to look at trains again. To make up for all those...


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On the Bus!

Posted by KH1 , 17 September 2017 - * * * * * · 545 views

On the Bus! No blog for months and now another one - just like .......... 
Have been meaning to add a bit more road transport at the town end in fact I actually fancy a traffic jam just to show how efficient the railway if! Getting WW1 period vehicles is in 1:43 is not easy, so tired of waiting for me to get around to a complete scratch build I was seduced by a...


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On the Wire

Posted by KH1 , 14 September 2017 - - - - - - · 395 views

On the Wire I know, it has been a while! Sort of just got out of the habit of blogging about my exploits coupled with the lovely things that life has a habit of throwing at you. There has been plenty going on however and have actually managed to record some of it so there may be a few retrospective entries coming up. I was actually thinking back to why I started this...


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Ludlow Show Saturday and Roller Coasters

Posted by KH1 , 10 March 2017 - - - - - - · 348 views

Ludlow Show Saturday and Roller Coasters I must point out that the title of this post does not infer that there is to be a roller coaster at the Ludlow Exhibition tomorrow, in fact, something far more exciting will be there - my layout! The roller coaster is more a description of life here at the moment but that would actually fail to express the magnitude - a whole theme park might be more accu...


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Yate show and more loads

Posted by KH1 , 03 February 2017 - * * * * * · 366 views

Yate show and more loads This was going to be Happy Christmas message, then things got hectic. Then it was going to be a Happy New Year message, but I got ill. January has been a blur so here it is - Happy February! 
I couldn't put it off any longer as at some ridiculous hour tomorrow morning (Sat), we are heading off down the M5 for the Yate show - anyone in the area please...


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Royston show - this Saturday

Posted by KH1 , 17 November 2016 - - - - - - · 345 views

Royston show - this Saturday At Peterborough I had a chat with someone from the Royston club about taking the layout there next year however someone dropping out and a quick message to me has turned this into this Saturday instead! So, if you are around about North Hertfordshire do drop in. 
This has meant a slightly accelerated look at the snag list from the last show but has h...


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Expong and the real thing

Posted by KH1 , 06 November 2016 - - - - - - · 465 views

Expong and the real thing Well Expo NG went off really well in the end despite some last moment difficlties with my entire rosta of opperators going sick on me at the last moment. The day was saved however by super hero Tevor standing in at the last moment even if this did entail me driving fifty miles in the wrong direction over tractor infested country roads to pick him up up an...


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Multi-media and crowd control

Posted by KH1 , 26 October 2016 - - - - - - · 459 views

Multi-media and crowd control After having finally recovered from the Peterborough show I have been able to turn my attention to a few little things that have been on my todo list for quite a while. I warn you now this is probably not the most exciteing post ever but might get a few people thinking. Will cover the crowd control first. I must point out straight away that I have nothing...


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Another show down!

Posted by KH1 , 21 October 2016 - - - - - - · 375 views

As in another show successfully completed rather than something more OK Coral! Very busy all weekend but very enjoyable as the visitors seemed to be particularly pleasant and interested and heaped more than enough praise on my efforts to over inflate my ego! 
 
Everything was very nicely helped along by Andy, David, Danial and Jareth - a big t...






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