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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

My turn now! #2

It was most interesting visiting the workshops and storage sheds and seeing what treasures were tucked away there. Bulleid’s malachite green can look very smart.  This O2 is a fine locomotive and I’m bound to like it – it’s almost … Continue reading

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My turn now! #1

My turn to post my holiday snaps now!  Maxine and I had three very pleasant nights on the Isle of Wight.  Great to get away after 18 month or so at home, and the weather was kind to us. The … Continue reading

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Coming soon

Don’t forget to add this to the diary for July – the N Gauge Forum virtual exhibition.  I’ve got my American switching layout in the show.  Not as good as the real thing, but a lot safer than a real … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #11

Last epistle from the Dawes brothers, with the usual weather reports….. Day 12 Cloudy and damp with outbreaks of sunshine.  We drove to Caernarfon for a 5 hour Welsh Highland Railway round trip to Beddgelert where we had a 90 minute … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #10

Day 11 A cool sunny day.  Today we drove from Blackpool to our last hotel of our holiday in Rhyl, North Wales.  We are staying at the Rhyl Seafront Travelodge, which lives up to its name.  Like the Kidderminster Travelodge there … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #9

Day 10 Overcast with dampness in the air this afternoon.  A lazy day travelling round the Blackpool area by bus and tram. Blackpool and Fleetwood, days 9 & 10.

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Allan & Ron go west #8

Day 9 Onward, ever onward! Cloudy start turning sunny in afternoon. Drove from York via Sandtoft Trollybus Museum to Blackpool. Having checked in to our sea front hotel we did a full round trip on the trams. From stop outside … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 27 June 2021

Extra Sunday meeting on the 27th, but I wasn’t there for long due to a lot of enthusiastic members and the Rule of 6.  But I’m sure they had fun!  Comments from Paul…. A pleasant afternoon playing trains in Earlswood. … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #7

Day 8 Started overcast but turned out sunny.  A 50 minute drive took us to Pickering where we had a round trip booked on the North York Moors Railway, where we had a 3 hour layover at Whitby, which enabled us … Continue reading

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Allan & Ron go west #6

Day 7 Started cloudy but turned to rain early afternoon.  An easy day; drove to Park and Ride for bus into York, where we met Sean off his train from London. The three of us then went round the National … Continue reading

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