A4 Mallard, surprisingly slow!

Today marked a minor but significant achievement for my collection  – the last working model was DCC chipped.  This does not mean that all of my models are chipped – there are various projects that will require DCC chips (not to mention working motors, chassis etc!) The last to be chipped was my Hornby A4 4468 Mallard.…

Panning for… good photographs

I’ve spent a frustrating 30 minutes trying to get a decent panned shot of a model train going around the yard.  My aim was to get an “action” shot for a change from my usual (attempt) of getting a pin-sharp result.  The locomotive, M7 tank 42 (shown more clearly below) was my subject, pulling a…