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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

Ron – the Great Escape! Day1

Covid or no Covid, Ron has escaped the blighted shores of Blighty and headed for Switzerland – that I believe is one of the least vaccinated countries in Europe!  I’ve had a long pause from blogging, not much inspiration I’m … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1037

A few more oddities that I’ve found whilst avoiding any real modelling…. A fantastic SDJR layout in ‘O’ gauge…. I’m amazed how long some prime derelict sites have kept going in Central London…. Would you let your club members run … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 26 September 2021

Well, it seems a long time since the last meeting – and since the last blog.  But after the TINGS break we met again this afternoon.  We were probably missing a few people due to the UK self-induced fuel shortage, … Continue reading

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A little more track laying

Sorry, took a bit of a break from blogging over the past week! But a return visit from Michael, and a couple of hours work today completed the track laying for his little layout.  Just the station bay to put … Continue reading

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More work on Michael’s layout

A visit from Michael today, and we continued to lay track on his little layout.  The main circuit is complete, and we just have to finalise, and lay, sidings on both sides of the layout.  Nothing wired up yet, though, … Continue reading

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Let the train take the strain!

My eldest daughter is in central Slovenia, buying hops for the craft brewery, and hiking.  She sent me the following two videos of Slovenian ‘Motorail.’ Of course, it’s best to have the whole train to oneself…. I think this is … Continue reading

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Spotted!

Thank you Brian for tipping me off that Clan Line was passing through Redhill.  I finally got a look at this wonderful locomotive, and it brought back memories of the last days of UK steam on the Southern Region. The … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1036

Just to get you in the mood for winter….  But this is a cab ride in snow in 2010 – and there was plenty of snow, too! The Great Model Railroad Museum in Switzerland – Chemins de fer du Kaeserberg … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 5 September 2021

A very small meeting on Sunday, with just the four members.  Perhaps the rest were confused by us moving the meeting forward a week, or just enjoying the late summer weather? But the four of us had a very sociable … Continue reading

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Going over to the dark side?

I’ve successfully avoided buying European trains over the years – despite being sorely tempted year after year at Stuttgart by ‘Flying Hamburgers.’ But I saw this on N Gauge Forum…. HN4297 Arnold The Berliner Royal Corps of Transport 4 Coach … Continue reading

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