Monthly Archives: March 2015

London Festival of Railway Modelling 2015

My usual companions couldn’t make this year’s trip to Alexandra Palace for the London Festival of Railway Modelling, so I was undecided whether to go.  But Derek said that if two of us were going, it was worth him driving, … Continue reading

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This would make a good model!

This has great potential as a set piece on a preservation-era layout.  I can imagine a locomotive, broken trailer, police cars in attendance, and the curious Great British Public looking on.  And a good way of using up a non-working (or … Continue reading

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At least you can’t see the details in ‘N’….

The Daily Telegraph has come up with this gem of a headline: “Model railways showed an idealised England until ‘sexy scenes’ came along – Forget housewives in headscarves or children waving from the road, the latest figures from Buffers Model … Continue reading

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Jon’s modules – ‘Earl’s Wood’ returns

Over the past couple of months I should have been getting my modules into a viewable condition for the show.  But work and life in general has conspired against me.  And more to the point, I was having a general … Continue reading

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New trains for old

The HST125 must be one of the railway design greats.  But their 40 year reign as an iconic sight on British tracks is coming to an end.  The BBC reports: A new Japanese train is arriving on British shores today … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 18 March 2015

A sort of routine evening – 9 members, plus a return visit from Graham – we obviously failed to scare him off last time when we had no trains running.  Also good to see Ian Carter, after missing the last … Continue reading

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There could be some truth in this?

Sent to me, so I’m unable to give credit where credit is due.  But I suspect it could be very close to the truth”

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