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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

ESNG meeting – 1 February 2023

Back again for the Wednesday meeting.  It was a slow start, so we waited to set the layout up, but members then started to arrive, so we ran trains.  In the end eight members came through the door (and left … Continue reading

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A sort of Minories of my own – 22

Not too much progress on the layout.  I have had a large sort out of my boxes for storing wiring and switches and rationalised them both – and found a number of things that I had lost.  And the good … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 29 January 2023

Not a good start to the afternoon when I received this photo from Allan & Derek, returning from the Eastleigh exhibition….. A car fire (seen in the distance) had held them up on the M3, but they rolled in to … Continue reading

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Erith MRS exhibition 2023

Saturday, and another morning in the company of Mr Dawes.  Collected early to have time for a breakfast – as a retired milkman, I’m convinced that Allan knows every cafe in the south-east…..  Even after a top-up of tea and … Continue reading

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Three interesting layout designs….

‘Ian from Cumbria’ linked to his layout blogs on RMweb.  He has developed three excellent plans, and I reproduce them here.  The location is somewhere in the West Country, but the principles could be moved almost anywhere. First, Tredethy Wharf, … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1063

Slow progress on the Minories – I’ve had a few days reading some good books.  But I have made up and laid the track for the three platforms.  The 4-CEP is to check that it will fit into the shortest … Continue reading

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Canterbury MRS exhibition 2023

Last Saturday, I paid a visit to the Canterbury show with Messrs. Dawes and Atfield.  Visiting shows like this is also good for the drive there through the countryside.  Saturday was no exception, and a cold, sunny morning was best … Continue reading

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ESNG Open Day 2023 – publicity!

Here’s the flyer for April.  Black and white so that I can run them off at home – though of course my laserjet cartridge gave up when I tried to print a batch. Meanwhile, Wednesday’s running session included a slight … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 18 January 2023

Another working afternoon trying to debug the fiddle yard.  A few broken wires, a few dry solder joints, and some incorrectly wired plugs.  We’d just about given up, then a plate of fish and chips gave new inspiration, and suddenly … Continue reading

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ESNG exhibition 2023 – what’s happening

We were (or rather, I was) a bit slow getting a show together for April, so we’ve moved our annual show to the end of September this year, and will hold an Open Day at our usual time around Easter.  … Continue reading

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