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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

Links for the weekend

Nick Falconer posted this on NGF, but it bears repetition – especially for the amazing vertical fiddle yard.  Ladies and gentlemen, please don’t try this at home….. American based, but a good primer on freight yards…. British Railways, 1959 style…. … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 5 May 2021

Well, it might have been a Zoom meeting, but we were practising for escaping lockdown and the dreaded ‘Rule of Six’ this evening.  The Cha(i)rman was missing, presumably already asleep ready for work in the morning.  Paul was running the … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1024 – Southern style

Mainly Southern Railway today….. Very modellable spots.  Merton Park…. Portsmouth Harbour….. And on the Isle of Wight, Newport….. And Smallbrook Junction…. Two from Tenterden Town.  Before closure and preservation, two goods trains on the same day, both one van long, … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 10 – Lessons learnt

Perhaps it’s a little early for a ‘lessons learnt’ for Kuritu, but this seems a good time to reflect, as I haven’t got all that much done this week.  We took the opportunity to go bluebell hunting, finding a fine … Continue reading

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ESNG – a blast from the past!

Allan and Sean produced these excellent pictures.  Some very young looking people around!  First, setting up for a club night, over 20 years ago.  Bartlett junior in the background of the second picture!! Then Sean’s layout – same era, but … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1023

This restored and colourised video has been highlighted a good many times, but is worth the link.  London in the later WW2 years.  There’s a great segment taken at Waterloo from around the 12 minute mark, but plenty of bus … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 9

A very pleasant few hours was spent adding people and cars and things to the layout.  Mostly done now, but a few more road signs to add, I think. I’ve now just got the final ballasting and scenery to complete … Continue reading

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One for the diary?

One for the diary in July – the N Gauge Forum virtual exhibition.  I’ve promised a short video of my American switching layout, and no doubt I can get a plug in for the ESNG club!  It’s amazing to thing … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 21 April 2021

Another Wednesday, another meeting….. Missing Mr Dawes tonight, due to his usual anti-social working hours.  We started with just the six of us (plus Phil’s cat at one point)…… Paul was busy rebuilding his station again.  Otherwise the topics were … Continue reading

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From the members…..

Allan commented on the photo that I recently posted….. Do like the closing photo of the two class 31’s.  Hand brake not put on fully. They rolled down the siding in Cricklewood and through a set of buffers and ended … Continue reading

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