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2017 ...

Posted by Matt Wickham on January 29, 2017 at 4:55 PM Comments comments (541)

Welcome to the blog I haven't posted for quite a while August in fact!

Not much has been going on appart from building and assembling kits for customers as well as doing various repairs, which has been going quite well.  As for the Bluebell model fleet they are all good and running well, a few videos have come out since the last post here.

What's New?

- Hush Hush:
 Although absolutly nothing to do with the Bluebell I have continued my interest i...

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August 2016

Posted by Matt Wickham on August 22, 2016 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Has it really been 8 months...

Well I guess so, but for obvious reasons, sadly not being In the same vicinity as the layout which is on the mainland in good old Buckinghamshire, I moved in July to the Isle of Wight which meant the layout had to stay behind, with my family looking to move down here also the future for the layout is unknown to say the least but, it certainly would be a good opportunity to rebuild it and improve it and also add more to it, although this is probably a ...

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December Round up 2015

Posted by Matt Wickham on December 22, 2015 at 10:50 AM Comments comments (0)

It's been a busy year in terms of new models being worked on, kits built, and also RTR releases, Hornby have certainly sorted them selves out and appear to be delivering on a number of items, and also nice to see the detail has returned to the models too.

The exciting announcements of LSWR rolling stock and Adams Radial from Hornby have certainly been a welcome announcement back in 2013 November, and the Radial is due in late January 2016. I had a look at the decorated ...

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June 2015

Posted by Matt Wickham on June 23, 2015 at 7:10 PM Comments comments (0)

Well it's been a long time, apologise to the people that do occasionally read what I post here.

New Models!
As some of you will know some new models have arrive or have been announced, like the Adams Radial from Hornby and Oxford Rail, hopefully we should see some toolings of the Birdcage stock from Bachmann soon.
 On to the Models which have arrived or have been finished as of late:

Bachmann's E4's

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January 2015

Posted by Matt Wickham on January 25, 2015 at 8:55 PM Comments comments (0)

Happy new year all!

As ever layout has been put in to it's winter state all stock removed some for maintaince and some new kits picked up over the new year, and some kits finished.


Our main project this month will be a Crowd funding project for a 3D printer, which you may of spotted on our Facebook page, our 3D print page, and as you came on to the Homepage of this very website.
 Successful funding ...

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July - August 2014

Posted by Matt Wickham on August 11, 2014 at 4:50 PM Comments comments (0)

It’s been another quite a long wait for the next blog post, sadly work, is taking over! But need work to create money to build new things.


Bachmann Releases:

2014 Bachmann has been announced, not much for me but a reasonable range, with an NRM Shildon announcement due on the 29th July which was a C1 GNR Atlantic... well in to it's development already...
You can find all the releases here including their new scale OO9.

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The Blog of May

Posted by Matt Wickham on May 23, 2014 at 7:15 PM Comments comments (0)

May Blog post


Well exhibition time again, so time to do my bit of advertising for the local show,
Railex 2014,
Stoke Mandeville Stadium, Stadium Approach, Aylesbury, Bucks, HP21 9PP
Saturday 24th May 10.30-5.30
Sunday 25th May 10.00-5.00

Adults £8.00, Child £5.00, Family(2+3) £18.00


3D Print updates:


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March Blog 2014

Posted by Matt Wickham on March 18, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (0)

March 2014 Blog:


March Updates:
- Trips
- Future videos


- Exhibition season.

First exhibition of the year, and it’s a big one to start the year, The London festival of Railway modelling, put on at Alexandra Palace on the 22nd and 23rd March 2014. About 40 layouts will be in attendance and a large number of traders as well as manufacturers, Bachmann, Hornby and Dapol.

Hopefully it...

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February 2014

Posted by Matt Wickham on February 15, 2014 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Well we are in 2014 a few updates already mainly regarding loco’s
- Loco’s
- Video’s
- Layout videos


Dukedog’s arrive after nearly 3 years….

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October.. It's been a while....

Posted by Matt Wickham on October 26, 2013 at 6:35 PM Comments comments (1)

I haven’t written a blog for a little while and there are a few reasons as to why.

The layout has now been completed and is fully restored to working order, so taking advantage in August of what dry weather we have had meant a lot of running to catch up on so quite a few locos have been out on the layout so I hope in the not to distant future towards the end of this year I will get a few videos together.


3D printing – Not joke I have printed som...

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