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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

Michael’s layout – it moves!

Michael and I continued to build his layout on Wednesday.  Well, I did most of it, as I was giving instructions in how to wire it up, and use a soldering iron – and how to melt the plastic on … Continue reading

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Ron – the Great Escape! Day 7

Last day of the holidays….. An overcast day. This morning we took the boat from Interlaken to Brienz. Was thinking of taking train to the Rothorn but the train was full and 90 minutes wait for next one and the … Continue reading

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Ron – the Great Escape! Day 6

Just a quick touristy report from Ron today…. Highlight of the trip a visit to Jungfraujoch. Came up through cloud and can now see mountains rising ftom the clouds One more day to go, with some trains….

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ESNG meeting – 10 October 2021

Eight members gathered this afternoon for the AGM and running day.  It was good to see the Treasurer back after having a heart pacemaker fitted.  There were, of course, the essential jokes that he had now gone DCC, and that … Continue reading

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Ron – the Great Escape! Day 5

Another day, another spot of tourism…. Overcast with outbreaks of rain. Free day. Whilst majority of party headed to Murren and the Schilthorn, I went to Luzern for a round boat trip to Vitznau. Turned out I made the right … Continue reading

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Ron – the Great Escape! Day 4

An interesting day out – though not entirely sure that the weather has improved! Started wet saw some snow (see below) and ended up sunny. Group trip up Schyniger Platte. On way up passed through cloud and saw snow on … Continue reading

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Ron – the Great Escape! Day 3

Ron continues to enjoy great British weather…. in Switzerland! Woke up to heavy rain and excused myself from group trip to Interlaken, using my free passes went through Lotschberg base tunnel to Brig then along Rhobe Valley to Lausanne and … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 6 October 2021

Having laid the last siding on Michael’s layout, we headed off to a pleasant Wednesday evening ESNG meeting with seven members in attendance… Just a few photographs, as my phone ran out of juice.  Here’s Simon’s lovely Santa Fe steamer… … Continue reading

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Ron – the Great Escape! More Day 2

Trains at Spiez…. At Brig…. Trams at Berne….. And Ron’s hotel – the well appointed Hotel Alpenblick Wilderswil…

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Ron – the Great Escape! Day 2

Sorry to see Ron is still getting English weather…. Woke up to pouring rain, walked over and sat on platcorm for 40 mins. We then had a walking tour of Strasbourg after which I joined some of the tour group … Continue reading

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