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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

More Redhill pictures

Picture day today.  First, a string of pictures ‘borrowed’ from the local community Facebook page.  The first picture is fascinating.  The background housing looks the same today, but the area to the far side of the main line has been … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #13

A burst of action has just about completed the Warwells and Warflats.  I realised that I needed to fit a coupling to join with Rapido’s at each end of the rake of wagons.  A little length of brass wire did … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #12

Some real progress with the Warwells, at last.  Here are the first three, rolling and coupled, loaded with Cromwell tanks. But it’s been a real game getting there.  I started by using the NGS diamond frame bogies with Farish wheels.  … Continue reading

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My local line

Living here in deepest Earlswood, we are situated in the triangle between the Brighton main line (at the bottom of the garden of our last house, on the opposite side of our road), and the Redhill-Tonbridge line.  One reason for … Continue reading

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Another random picture day

I’d hoped to report on some more modelling, but it’s been mainly gardening to try and clear most of the jungle before the weather breaks.  We’re winning, and got rid of a load of pruned branches to friends and neighbours … Continue reading

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Random picture day

Modelling challenge of the day?  A train of very small cars pulled by a very small locomotive.  This would make a great model. Another more modern modelling cameo – lengths of rail balanced on some platform trolleys.  Maybe just before … Continue reading

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Some old postcards

Tidying up yesterday I discovered (or more accurately rediscovered) some old postcards.  Most of these were my fathers, and c.1930 postcards of Southern Railway locomotives.  Some of my favourite engines here! Lord Nelson, the largest Southern steam locomotive before the … Continue reading

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