I love my job, but..

I love my job, but it doesn’t half get in the way of fun stuff sometimes. There is a good reason for no updates for a month, sadly I’ve been very busy with work. Boo hiss That being said, I am aware there is a significant element of the population these days who are not…

Not the most eco friendly

Now please don’t think I am eco-warrier, because I’m not. However I am always conscious when it comes to recyclycing. Sadly however, we can’t say the same for Peco. It occurred to me earlier when packing models into their transport boxes ready for short term storage. Farish and Dapol often have their detractors, but kudos…

Perfect Weather for Painting

Last night was a balmy warm evening in East Yorkshire, so I was sat outside engaging in a bit of painting whilst Mrs Cottingfield sat reading. The warm weather provide a swift drying experience with the acrylics and I was in a position to be able to do second coats where needed within a matter…

N Gauge Welcomes A New Boy

Something exciting happened today in the world of N Gauge modelling. Revealed to the world was a new brand owned by Bachmann and distributing models from other Factories. EFE Rail’s aim is to re-introduce previously-released models by third-parties and distribute them through its retail channels to a wider audience. From the initial tranche of announcements…

New Modern N Gauge DMUs from Gaugemaster

Since being announced a couple of years ago the Gaugemaster Collection has done a commendable job of filling gaps in the N Gauge market. The announcement today is another one that is sure to please modern image modellers. Due in December 2020 they have announced two new variants of the popular Dapol Class 153 Super…

Uh Oh, the curse strikes again

They often say modellers start dreaming about their next layout before the first one is even 50% finished. Well, thats certainly true with this modeller. As great as DCC is, it is limiting slightly on what stock I can run. Some of my favourite locos are of an age where DCC was unheard of, and…

Excitement Abounds As Dapol Class 50s Arrive

Mr Cottingfield will hopefully be gettings his hands on his next week. Early reviews say that it is another good quality model from Dapol much in the same vein as the class 68. That model marked a step change in quality for the manufacturer headquartered in Wales. Completely out of area mine was very much…

Is the relationship finally over?

Like many others I woke today to find an email from Hattons saying my pre-order of a Farish model had been cancelled as they could no longer provide it. The issue has been bubbling under the surface for many months with no new releases of Bachman or Graham Farish products finding their way to Hattons…