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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

Cat-astrophe?

I draw the line at cat pictures on my blog, but had to include this bit of tres-pussing.  The BBC tells us that it took two-and-a-half hours to get the cat to leave its perch! I wonder whether the new … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 3 March 2021

The usual suspects – except Allan who was getting up for a 4am start at work.  And he’d been vaccinated in the afternoon.  The initial group of seven were soon logged in…. To be joined by a little ‘g’ – … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1017

No modelling progress – I’ve been enjoying the early spring sunshine, and reading one or two books.  I must get back to some modelling again! The trouble is that there are so many great videos to watch on line.  I’m … Continue reading

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ESNG at work

Well, we might just be able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, and it may not be a train!  Club meetings could happen in a month or two, all being well, though there may be a … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 14 – slow

Not much to report.  I’m back to fighting fit after my vaccination – little in the way of side effects – but haven’t been able to get much enthusiasm for track laying. I’ve added some more rails…. Added the bases … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1016

Not much to report on the railway front.  I was delighted to get my first covid-19 vaccination on Wednesday, but have felt a bit laid back for a couple of days after.  Nothing untoward – well within the normal day-to-day … Continue reading

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Rule 1…. and then some

We’ve all heard of Rule 1 – “It’s my railway…..”  But thank you RMweb for these additional rules, that we all know are very true! Rule 2:  “If it looks right, it is right” Rule 2a: “If it looks finished, … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 17 February 2021

A busy evening, with plenty online.  Phil seems to be multiplying, with three of him in the meeting at one point. Graham came, went, and returned.  Phil and Paul ran trains…. Simon showed off his new Bachmann Percy.  We were … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 13 – a big decision?

And can you guess what it is, from the picture below? I’ve decided to go DCC for this layout.  I’ve already got the point operation bits to operate them on DCC, but I’ll also go for digital train operation.  Why, … Continue reading

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Thought for the day

Happy Valentine’s Day! Thought for the day from Jeff Conover on Facebook: “I would just like to say, that in the midst of everything going on in this world, how incredibly fortunate I feel to be able to indulge in … Continue reading

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