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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

‘OO9’ – Jon’s old trains #5

Turning out a few more boxes, and found some early, probably teenage, modelling.  My two favourite railway books at that time were these….. Don Boreham’s book is a classic.  Instructions in how to scratchbuild all that was needed for a … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 8 – mainly shopping

Cut the holes in the end of the shadowbox for the tracks to enter/exit.  I can think about building the other boards now, I guess.  I also need to think about legs or trestles for the layout, but that might … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1012

Firstly today, for ESNG members, I’ve been shopping again….. Any ideas? Well, it’s a second-hand Z21 DCC set, with wi-fi.  Just 6 months old, and spotted by Sean on the NGF emporium at a good price.  So, ESNG have invested … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 7 – and the first board built

Over the last few days, lockdown has enabled me to carry on working on the layout.  Having marked up and cut out a lot of plywood, I ended up with a kit of parts for the main board.  Looks a … Continue reading

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East Croydon

No, I’m not about to build another layout – progress continues to be good on the Minories, and all will be reported soon. Last month I came across this picture of the tracks just to the south of East Croydon … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1011 – Off to Taiwan

This delightful set of photos popped up on my Facebook feed.  All in Mandarin, so I am totally unsure of ownership, but nothing on the post.  Just a wonderful set of narrow gauge pictures.  Looks like an ore or coal … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 6 – under way

A little progress.  I looked at the scenery again, and where the road bridges might get in the way of the point motors.  So I changed the scenery a little.  It will probably change again when I mark things out … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 6 January 2021

First meeting of 2021, as we go into tier 5 or more, and lockdown once again.  One day, we’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when.  Oh dear, I feel a song coming on! No Mr Dawes this evening…. … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1010

A visit to the January sales….. A new Jinty from NGF for a very reasonable price.  And some reasonably reduced items from The Model Centre.  They are usually expensive, but some good reductions here.  Two Bullied coaches, a Southern Railway … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 5 – a few tweaks?

As you realise, not much (if any) progress with the Minories over Christmas.  For the last few days, I blame Amazon Prime, with loads of live football to watch. But, gentle reader, you may recall a design something like the … Continue reading

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