General Thoughts

2019 Review of the Year

   2019 Review of the Year Please support me on Patreon at This is a whistle stop tour of what I’ve been up to in 2019 with a sneak peek at next year. If you want to know more about the New Zealand Convention that I will be keynote speaker at then you …

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Sunday Update 11th March 2018

Well, I’ve been trying to spend some time doing things other than videos at weekend – it’s not hard to do! So apart from finishing Tomb Raider (the 2013 edition) on my Xbox: And then, despite saying I’d go model, starting the next game – Rise of Tomb Raider. I did glue a few pieces …

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Rethinking Priorities

I thought I’d better explain why I’ve been dropping the number of videos recently. I’ve been doing my YouTube channel for around two and a half years and I suspect very few people realise how much time it takes. I spend almost all my weekends either doing videos or editing them and it’s gotten to …

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Exhibition Layout

Anatomy of an Exhibition Layout

Anatomy of an Exhibition Layout UK exhibition layouts are all unique but share a number of family traits. They drive your eye towards the sceniced area whilst hiding away the inner workings of the layout.  Space is short and so there are innovative ways to swap trains around such as sector plates, traversers or cassettes. …

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UK vs US Modelling

UK vs US Modelling There are some definite differences between the UK and the US when it comes to model railways… First up, space in the UK is at a premium.  Houses are generally small and basements are unheard of.  Layouts are often only shown at public exhibitions where they can be put up in …

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Thoughts on Time

I don’t know about you but my life seems very busy! At the beginning of the year I set myself some goals, partly around what I would model for my YouTube videos and partly around what else I needed to do. In 2022 I’m running the NMRA National Convention in the UK and my layout …

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Woohoo, 100th video on YouTube

Today was my 100th video on YouTube.  I can’t believe that I’ve done that many! Woohoo! Thanks to everyone for their help and support over the last couple of years.