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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

A little (more) retail therapy

This week seems to have been very busy!  Not much time for modelling, but a little shopping. This was a must to buy – a book of Somerset and Dorset track plans, with lots of interesting photographs and informative captions.  … Continue reading

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Some smallish layout designs….

I haven’t posted any track plans for a while. So here are a few that have captured my imagination recently.  Alan Whitehouse’s ‘Mini-MSW’ model of the trans-Pennine Woodhead line, a delightful 5′ diameter 2mm fine-scale layout has a successor.  Same … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1030

I continue to be amazed at the amount of quality content on YouTube.  Railway, that is, but I keep getting diverted by some brilliant music videos, especially from the 1960’s and 70’s, and build videos for plastic kits.  I’m very … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 25 July 2021

Back to the hall on Sunday for our afternoon meeting.  Great to have nine members attending – enough to be busy and sociable, but not too crowded in the hall.  Door and windows were open for ventilation, though we had … Continue reading

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N-Club update

Allan has exchanged emails with Stefan, in Stuttgart.  The news from Germany….. I’m looking forward to my second vaccination -> tomorrow !!  We all hope that the people returning from their holiday (August/ September) won’t bring a 4th Covid wave … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 21 July 2021

First ‘open’ ESNG meeting, though the number of COVID cases locally has meant that we kept the hall well ventilated, and masks were welcomed, if optional.  So of course we got exactly six members attending.  And had a very pleasant … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1029

Haven’t done one of these for a while….. This video of Peter Denny’s ‘Buckingham’ shows just how good a model it was.  Way ahead of its time…. I’ve no idea where this is, but great film of rail and trams…. … Continue reading

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Better than Mayflower?

On my morning constitutional, I stopped for what turned out to be a long chat with a friend.  Continuing over the Redhill-Tonbridge line, I spotted a train approaching – and it looked like a real train with a locomotive.  Turned … Continue reading

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Now up and running!

Now up and running, and open until Monday evening.  Lots of good N gauge modelling to explore, and some interesting interviews and demos. Find it on the website, or directly on the YouTube channel, N Gauge Forum July Show – YouTube … Continue reading

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Mayflower again

After a suitable tip-off, I headed for Earlswood station (on the Brighton main line) to see a steam special pass through.  And then went home again, as it was heavily delayed, just short of Clapham Junction, waiting to take on … Continue reading

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