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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

Potpourri #1055 – ESNG edition!

A few random pictures culled from the ESNG members…. Here we have Allan, hob-nobbing with the famous – I think Mr Kato qualifies as that.  Also in the photo are the Stuttgart N Club crowd who came across to TINGS.  From … Continue reading

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TINGS 2022 – a few thoughts

I’ve been interested to see the reactions to this year’s TINGS on Facebook and forums.  Such a wide range of opinions, from very good down to very disappointing.  As an occasional exhibition manager, albeit of smaller shows, it is educational … Continue reading

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TINGS 2022 – Some other layouts

Allan walked around the show as it opened, and caught some of the other layouts on display.  I’ve selected some of the layouts that I’d have spent time watching!!  They appear in alphabetical order… Always good to see Ambleton Vale, … Continue reading

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TINGS 2022 – The N-Club layout

Well, I’ve finally gotten around to posting Allan’s TINGS photos, after one or two diversions onto other topics.  He spent a pleasant weekend helping our N-Club International friends from Stuttgart operate their modular layout.  The set-up and layout…. Some of … Continue reading

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An interesting railway factoid…..

After the hectic Sunday, just the four ESNG members turned out for last night meeting.  So no trains ran.  We had a good chat and went home.  However…… Having watched Queen Elizabeth fine Christian funeral, and enjoyed the impressive pomp … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 18 September 2022

An busy club night this afternoon – eleven members and a visitor.  I made the correct call in thinking that there would be plenty of trains to run and test after TINGS, so I didn’t take anything to run. The … Continue reading

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Seaboard Southern NMRA show, 17 September 2022

Saturday was the local NMRA group’s annual meet at the Charis Centre in Crawley.  Although I am modelling less American railroads than in the past, it’s a local show and well worth a visit.  Even better, Simon picked me up … Continue reading

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A tribute and a little modelling

After a momentous week in the UK, I wondered how to respond to the passing of Queen Elizabeth.  I came across this little cameo by John Whitehouse on a Tramway Modelling Facebook group.  No doubt Philip is saying, “I’m not … Continue reading

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Beamish Museum

Dave recently sent me some pictures from his Beamish Museum trip earlier in the year.  Beamish is a well-known site in County Durham, that describes itself as the Living Museum of the North: Beamish is a world famous open air … Continue reading

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Odds and ****

Moving onto my next project, I decided to spend a little time maintaining and building a new N-club module.  I wanted to make a conversion board from 2-track N-club to 4-track N-mod.  I had a module in stock, that was … Continue reading

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