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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

Covid-19 diary #24

Well, not a good week on the railways. Having been delayed till Monday due to lack of plywood, I spent the week carefully building a new baseboard.  I always have difficulty keeping things square, but this time built it up … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 15 July 2020

Another attempt at Zoom tonight.  Just the four of us, as I received a number of apologies (all for very good reasons) from other members.  It was good to see Phil, who has been more locked down than most, and … Continue reading

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Not much happening here!

Not much to report from deepest Earlswood.  Crisis last week when I needed some more plywood and Champions saw was broken.  So a quick trip to Dorking was delayed till Monday.  A little bit of modelling has occurred, but nothing … Continue reading

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Three pictures

Two contrasting prototype locations today.  Not sure of the copyright of the photographs, so apologies if they are spoken for. First, a photo of 60’s Redhill in colour.  Nick Halewood writes on Facebook…. I recently posted a picture of Redhill … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #23

Well, project complete!  I’m sure that there will need to be a little fettling and further track cleaning to get things moving, but it is almost there.  A simple 2-road 2′ or so fiddle yard bolts onto the main layout. … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #22

Progress on the layout continues.  I fitted LED strip for the lighting, that has enabled me to take some better photos, below.  Scratching around the railway room, I have found enough plywood and track for a fiddle yard.  I’m going … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 2 July 2020

No, we didn’t start (illegally) meeting, but we managed a Zoom meeting.  Good to see people, rather than just talk on the phone.  There seems to have been some modelling, and quite a lot of buying, going on amongst the … Continue reading

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If you’re suffering exhibition withdrawal symptoms….

Try this – hours of watching and some brilliant layouts.

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Covid-19 diary #21

Amazingly, the layout is just about done.  The scenics went together surprisingly quickly.  And the end result is OK – it can always be better, but I’m pretty happy with the whole thing Now to put a cover and some … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #721

This lovely picture is in the Bournemouth/Poole area.  Taken in the 1950’s or early 60’s by that ancient Hillman Minx at the crossing.  For the modeller, this is just what you need as a prototype for everything – two level … Continue reading

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