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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

Real trains and little trains

Sorry, guys, no Beyonce today!  Just another video from Brian. Here’s some more live steam action from yesterday at the Sittingbourne and Kemsley light railway, to share next time. A buffer beam view of the route, (you can hear snippets … Continue reading

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Real trains, plus….

Some real trains today. Chris got to the Isle of Wight. Hi Jon, a couple of photos from the IOW steam railway last weekend. The Ivatt tank has a cut down roof, which was the plan in the 60, s … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 16 September 2020

Zoom time once again.  Unfortunately missing the Cha(i)rman again, as he was unwell (not Covid-19).  We were also joined by Peter, and by Maxine to check up on us all.  Simon was showing off his 3-D printed Daleks.  Graham was … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #28

I’ve got back to the Lowfits, but nothing to report at the moment.  Really, I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what to model next, and then trying to understand the government conditions for us actually to hold an … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – probably no?

Well, having read and reread the government guidance, I’ve reluctantly concluded that we can only entertain 6 members at a meeting at present.  If we have more than 6, we have to have 2 groups and they are not allowed … Continue reading

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Peco don’t do this….

Going the rounds on RMWeb and Facebook is this rather strange piece of pointwork, that is at the bottom of an incline leading to Mapperley Brickworks in Nottingham. On the left there is a catch pit to protect the bottom … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – yes, no yes?

Plans were underway for the reopening of ESNG later this month.  We’d welcome a limited number of people to play trains, but make things as Covid-safe as possible. Then came yesterday’s government announcement limiting social gatherings again.  So, perhaps it’s … Continue reading

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More ESNG modelling

Some more projects underway by ESNG (to cover up the lack of progress on my part.) Simon is getting the hang of 3D printing….. One I did earlier. Chair car interior. But this project looks far more useful.  I rather … Continue reading

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An interesting prototype

Here’s an interesting American modern prototype. At Holidaysburg Pennsylvania, Curry Rail Service builds little shifter (PRR’s term for switchers) locomotives.  They are built upon a truck bogie from an old EMD SD40-2. These ‘Mighty Mo’s ‘ would make an excellent … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 3 September 2020

Another good Zoom tonight.  Just the five of us, with apologies from a few members (especially the Chairman, who had been cornered for an early milkround.)  Good to see Martin this time around, too.  And Phil managed to master both … Continue reading

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