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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

‘Nuff said….

This just sums it all up! Just wish human beings behaved as well as swans do….. Swan song: German firefighters remove ‘mourning’ bird blocking railway line Or maybe this one, as the ultimate 2020 tree decoration….

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Potpourri #1009

These pictures popped up on my Facebook feed.  They are full of fascinating detail, from the 1930’s – 1950’s, I guess.  They aren’t attributed, so apologies, as ever, if I have posted something with a copyright attached. The first is … Continue reading

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So many trains!

As usual, Paul has put me to shame with his modelling.  Pinched unashamedly off his Facebook site….. Having constructed a 12ft long yard to take my Bullet Trains, here they are – all 36 of them in 3 groups of … Continue reading

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Christmas modelling idea

A happy and blessed Christmas to you all.  May the coming year be far, far, better than 2020 turned out to be! And here’s a little something to build over the holiday…. Or this? And here you are just before … Continue reading

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Taking a few days off….

In tier 4, wondering what tier 5 would be like!  I’ll be taking a few days off from blogging over Christmas.  Short of ideas, but that pile of plywood in the loft is still calling. Please note, in 2040, there … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1008

No, I’m not starting to model French metre gauge lines….  But these three books couldn’t be resisted €12 each.  Full of lovely pictures, including those very French railcars.  Makes the average ‘Pacer’ look like a Rolls Royce…. Modelling postponed yet … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 16 December 2020

Zoom again – the last of the year.  Just the six wise (?) monkeys, later joined by Maxine.  We did talk railways, but also marmalade and Covid-19.  We were, for once, undisturbed by cats.  Brian and Graham were unable to … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1007

Picking up on some odds and ends from the club….. I finished the last post with a shout-out for the Magic Roundabout.  Phil promptly emailed me….. The Magic Roundabout! Oh, my goodness, me! I was in love with Florence! Phil. … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 4 – all contributions gratefully received

I have a sheet of plywood sitting on the lounge floor, to mark out the layout trackwork.  But it won’t get done tonight!  However, some helpful advice has been received! Phil wrote….. Hi, Jon! Have you seen Jago Hazzard’s channel … Continue reading

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ESNG modelling updates

Some snippets from around ESNG and friends…. Chris has been wagon building. Hi Jon, hope all is going well. Just finished these two ex LSWR wagons. I have found your Ludgate article and photos very interesting!  With best wishes, Chris … Continue reading

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