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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

Potpourri #1041

Some more odds and ends.  I’ve ventured back into the loft, so some modelling may get under way in the next few days!  But for now…. Mr Dawes sent me this most excellent link.  He knows how I like Terriers, … Continue reading

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New Year resolutions

It’s not wise to make New Year resolutions – they just get broken (see yesterday’s post.)  But is also seems wise to put together a list of railway projects for 2022.  I need a list and some direction to get … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2022

A Happy New Year to you all!  Once again, I’m sure none of us could have predicted how 2021 turned out.  All one can say is that it was better than 2020!!  Keep safe, and have a good 2022, with … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – Zoom – 29 December 2021

The very last meeting of 2021, for a chat on Zoom.  Paul added his usual assessment on Facebook. An ESNG Zoom meeting this evening, less than half a dozen attendees, but plenty of topics covered. I don’t think the words … Continue reading

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A Minories of my own – 15 – reboot?

I was just getting back into my Minories, and coming to terms with the Finetrax points and making the point blades.  Then I saw this (I thought it must be coming, as Wayne Kinney has already done it for a … Continue reading

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And Boxing Day….

So on to that great British tradition, unintelligible to the rest of the world, Boxing Day! This may of course be the day when you pick a fight with the family…. Or take all your newly acquired trains out of … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

It’s another strange Christmas, but seasonal greetings to all my readers, and every blessing for the coming year.   I wish…. Christmas past – a modelling idea for the festive season….. Interesting backstory, too (Dr. David Turner, from Facebook)….. Christmas trees … Continue reading

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Coming to the end of 2021

I’m looking back at 2021, and wonder what I actually achieved, railway-wise.  I’ve had a few months where I have done little modelling, and all my projects seem to have stalled.  But let’s look at the good things this year… … Continue reading

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Prototypes for Wednesday….

A few pictures, all of which inspire a model…. First, some EMU’s.  An ex-LSWR suburban unit…. And a 2-NOL just up the line for us at Purley. No Class 59’s on aggregate in those days. A 2-BIL with a 2-HAL… … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1040

Another set of links that caught my eye recently…. N gauge on a grand scale….. Larger scale, but a brilliant (and big) layout….. Moving up to ‘O’ gauge, Heaton Lodge Junction is even more amazing… For more than one reason….. … Continue reading

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