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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

Ron and the Rhine – days 4 and 5

Meanwhile, back at the Rhine, day 4, the weather’s about as bad as the UK…. An overcast day with rain late afternoon. A long day today on a group trip. On 0854 to Bonn walked down to the Rhine to … Continue reading

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Croydon MRS show 2019

Having visited the Farnham show, next stop was Warlingham School for the Croydon MRS show.  It was an easy run, overshooting Redhill by a couple of junctions on the M25, then a quick drive up the A22.  Strangely, Warlingham School … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 16 October 2019

Was wondering how many members would be around, with Mr Atfield on holiday and Mr Dawes on early rounds again, but we managed a healthy 9 to play trains.  We soon had a layout, but had to wait a little … Continue reading

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Farnham & District MRC 2019 #3

The Farnham OO9 modular layout is obviously a work in progress, but it was all working well on the day, and has a lot of potential for future years. Thorneycroft Factory Sidings (N) models this corner of Basingstoke around 1930.  … Continue reading

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Ron and the Rhine – days 1 to 3

Ron’s back in Germany, so here are a few of his pictures  – concentrating on transport (but with a little tourism thrown in). Left home on 0558 to St Pancras to meet up with tour party and then caught 0855 … Continue reading

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Farnham & District MRC 2019 #2

One of my favourites from the show was Midland Sidings (P4) modelling the Midland Railway around Birmingham in 1920.  Lots of excellent industrial buildings, and some very attractive wagons on show.  I’ve added the track plan.  It started life as … Continue reading

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Farnham & District MRC 2019 #1

I can hardly believe that a year has passed by, and I’m starting to visit the usual autumn run of exhibitions.  This weekend was a double header on the Saturday, at Farnham and Croydon.  I wanted to get to both … Continue reading

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