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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

ESNG meeting 17 October 2018 – and On my Workbench

A good turn out of 10 members at last week’s meeting – but missing the Cha(I)rman who is camping in Mayday Hospital (hopefully out now) with gall stones.  They say they are just observing him – it’s a tough job … Continue reading

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Ron in Austria #5

Last 2 days A sunny day and a group round trip behind steam on Zillertalbahn from Jenbach to Mayrhofen with 2 hours to kill before return trip. May be another blog tomorrow if I can get into Kitzbuhl before trip … Continue reading

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A railway in the news

Reading more column inches about the tragic Salisbury poisonings, I came across this interesting snippet: The tiny village of Loyga in the Russian far north is not the kind of place you would expect to be at the centre of … Continue reading

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Ron in Austria #4

Day 5 A misty start turning into a warm sunny day. Full day today. In the morning we went by coach to Berchtesgarten to visit the infamous Eagles Nest. Contrary to popular belief nobody stayed there overnight as it was … Continue reading

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A pot pourri for Thursday

Firstly, my modelling mojo has returned, and an update on my workbench will follow soon.  It’s really a matter of getting into a habit of retreating to the workbench for an hour – or even just a few minutes – … Continue reading

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Ron in Austria #3

Day 4 Rest day so left early to do Achnerseebahn. It was a chilly morning and when I arrived at Jenbach for first train of the day found I had to sit in open sided carriage as compartment coach was … Continue reading

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Ron in Austria #2

Day 3 Cold with showers. Mountains this morning have a dusting of snow. Group visit to Salzburg.           Salzburg HBF – trains inside, trolleybuses out.              

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