About Sidetracked


Airfix American Civil War troops defend a railway halt with resin railway fence, PECO backdrop and railway kit hut. ‘Blacked up’ battery powered ‘Train in a TIN’ rolling stock and track.  

What is the overlap between tabletop figure gaming or wargaming and the world of model railways?


I am not by any means a Railway Modeller, but come from a family of railway modellers. Playing with toy soldiers is my thing. Railways are their thing. Yet railways sneak into my games and into my history reading.

Are railways a creeping hereditary thing in my family?

My first blog post is really my About Page as it tells  the story behind the Sidetracked blog; https://sidetracked2017blog.wordpress.com/2017/07/28/first-blog-post/

I also write the Man of TIN gaming blog, from which Sidetracked literally is an occasional sidetrack https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/

For the budget conscious gamer I also  write the Pound Store Plastic Warriors gaming blog  https://poundstoreplasticwarriors.wordpress.com/

Very much a WIP (Work in Progress) and occasional blog, I may in future decide to add another page 

Sidetracked, a place where Hornby meets Airfix and where toy soldiers go ‘off the rails’ occasionally …

Blogs all posted by Mark, Man of TIN.


birdhouse station
Converting a seaside impulse buy birdhouse into a Wild West Station for 40 to 54mm gaming figures – Hornby OO/  HO track and vintage hollowcast and handpainted modern metal figures https://manoftinblog.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/inspired-by-bob-corderys-dayglo-castle/.







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