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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

Sorry, pasties, not strudel #2

We start today at Okehampton.  Looking towards Meldon Quarry, then back in the Exeter direction…. And so to one of my favourite lines, the Lynton & Barnstable Railway.  The original coach livery was most attractive… I built a plasticard model … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 28 May 2023

No running or photos from the Sunday meeting.  I was on home duty looking after the better half, but slipped out for a bit to see what was going on.  Just the three people there and no trains running – … Continue reading

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Sorry, pasties, not strudel #1

Ron’s travels this time are to the West Country, just about entering the land of the pasty.  Some interesting railway pictures are to come but we’ll start with his starting point, Barnstaple. To get there, he passed through Yeovil Junction….. … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 25 May 2023

Seven members present today, most of whom were there for the afternoon work party and fish and chips.  It was mainly a testing afternoon.  We set up a large circuit to try out Mr Atfield’s new club corners and a … Continue reading

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SWING exhibition 2023 #2

And here are a few pictures of some of the rest of the exhibits. Arun Quay (O) is a familiar layout on the exhibition circuit, but always worth a look. Norge (HO) is unusual in being set in Norway.  Some … Continue reading

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SWING exhibition 2023 #1

After a busy wedding weekend and a few days holiday by the sea in Poole, I thought a side trip to an exhibition would be good.  SWING (Small and Wonderful Industrial, Narrow Gauge and light railways) exhibition down in Worthing, … Continue reading

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Redhill 1990 #2

The second set of pictures mainly show two engineers trains passing through Redhill.  One is headed by two Mainline liveried 73’s, the other an interesting double header with a 33 and a 73. And to close, some hoppers in the … Continue reading

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Redhill 1990 #1

We moved to Redhill from Camberwell in 1986, and in those days Redhill station was a far more interesting place than it is now.  These pictures were taken in 1990, when I would take the train-mad Michael (age 4) to … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1073

Simon sent me some good photos of his weekend in a Toad (brake van or caboose to our overseas readers) last weekend….. A few photos of our stay in a Toad at Northiam last weekend, including a spiffing meal on … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 14 May 2023

I was otherwise engaged this weekend (see below), but Brian took his usual video of the trains passing, and even staying on the track! Our weekend was occupied with my eldest daughter Ruth marrying Cory.  Originally planned for spring 2020 … Continue reading

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