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  • Product Supply Update | Test Valley
    March 2, 2021

    Product Supply Update

    There is now a shortage of shipping containers worldwide which is affecting the transportation of products by sea, road and rail, the shortage is due to two main causes, the amount of PPE being stored by countries, and the amount of containers that remain undelivered on ships and docks.
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  • Table Top Gamers #1 | Test Valley
    February 27, 2021

    Table Top Gamers #1

    This is the first in a series of short interviews with people from the table top gaming community. Hopefully over the weeks and months we will get an insight into the type of person who enjoys playing table top games....

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  • 2021 Wargaming Shows And Tournaments | Test Valley
    January 16, 2021

    2021 Wargaming Shows And Tournaments

    Due the ongoing Covid REstrictions in the UK are forecasted to carry on until mid February and possibly longer it is very diffcult to see any table top show or tournaments taking place in the first two months of 2021.
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  • Airfix 2021 | Test Valley
    January 9, 2021

    Airfix 2021

    Earlier this week (We Jan 9th 2021) Airfix launched their 2021 catalogue, which never ceases to amaze me because they are the only company I know of that needs to tell us what kits they are going to produce, and...

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  • December 2, 2020


    I had an interesting chat with a customer today regarding airbrushes, their cost and quality. He had bought one the cheaper models, under £50 from that online store that has the same name as a river. He was having problems...

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  • August 16, 2020

    How to care for your brushes

    Paintbrushes are almost looked on as a consumable by modellers, that can put some off buying really good brushes. So why do some modellers buy the more expensive brushes, and others go for the cheaper ranges like Humbrol and not...

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  • August 16, 2020

    The Demise Of The Model Railway

    Modelling is my hobby, as well as my job.

    It all started one Christmas when I was about 8.

    Father Christmas had been, my main present was a Hornby train set, a circle of track no more than 24" in diameter, one 0-4-0 loco, two blood and custard carriages and a guards van.

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