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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

ESNG exhibition 2022

We’re going to take a chance and try for an ESNG show in April.  It will be small one – more an Open Day really, but we’ll have about 8 layouts on show, 2 traders and 2 second hand tables.  … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1042

With the theme of stations….. This kit for Paris Bastille is nothing short of spectacular! Expensive, yes, but a wonderful model. Or how about one of these? I was sorry never to visit this station when I was working in … Continue reading

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Legs, legs, legs

Many moons ago, just before the first 2020 lockdown Derek Apps used the end of the plywood we used for the new ESNG fiddleyard to cut me the parts for two 4′ x 1′ boards, to make ‘super’ dashboards for … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 9 January 2022

A rather more successful Sunday meeting – 10 members present, even though we were missing the Chai(r)man (with a genuine cold) and Simon (with genuine Covid.)  Paul reports….. Another ESNG meeting, but more attendees this time with 10 members present. … Continue reading

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More diversions!

Another couple of diversions from the true faith of N gauge trains…… Firstly, I spotted this plastic kit a while back.  It took a while for it to arrive from deepest China, as the model is sold out in the … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 5 January 2022

The first meeting of 2022 was a bit of a non-event.  As Paul sums it up…. The first ESNG meeting of 2022 was abandoned owing to a shortage of staff. The rule of six wasn’t threatened with an attendance of … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1041

Some more odds and ends.  I’ve ventured back into the loft, so some modelling may get under way in the next few days!  But for now…. Mr Dawes sent me this most excellent link.  He knows how I like Terriers, … Continue reading

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New Year resolutions

It’s not wise to make New Year resolutions – they just get broken (see yesterday’s post.)  But is also seems wise to put together a list of railway projects for 2022.  I need a list and some direction to get … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2022

A Happy New Year to you all!  Once again, I’m sure none of us could have predicted how 2021 turned out.  All one can say is that it was better than 2020!!  Keep safe, and have a good 2022, with … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – Zoom – 29 December 2021

The very last meeting of 2021, for a chat on Zoom.  Paul added his usual assessment on Facebook. An ESNG Zoom meeting this evening, less than half a dozen attendees, but plenty of topics covered. I don’t think the words … Continue reading

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