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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

Today’s links

Something for everyone today. So you think that the London Underground is dirty and noisy?  Try the New York Subway! Goodbye to the Isle of Wight ex-London Underground trains.  A bumpy ride bur great fun. Tram bowling – yes, tram … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 2 January 2020

First meeting of the year and a respectable 9 members turned out to run trains.  I guess that most of us are too old to remember what a New Year hangover is like…. Plenty of trains in the fiddle yard…. … Continue reading

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Odd modelling ideas #22

A really interesting structure – First Quincy No. 2 shaft house (Wisconsin.)  Inside, iron ore would have been processed.  The rooflines follow the flow of ore down through the building.  Just like western American mines built on hillsides, they used … Continue reading

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Happy New Year 2020!

A Happy New Year to you all!  I hope that it’s a good one and plenty of modelling gets done.  I will try and do a little more modelling this year.  With retirement this should be possible, but there seem … Continue reading

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Post-Christmas links

First, a little modelling challenge.  How about a “Book nook” Book nooks are defined as “mini worlds created within your bookshelf”, usually as a diorama of an alley.  The idea seems to have originated in 2018 from a Japanese artist … Continue reading

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And for next year….

Surely this must be on my bucket list for next year?  Perhaps an ESNG expedition??? And meet the builders….

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Happy Christmas!

From Facebook…. Christmas trees bound for Texas in November 1964. SP box cars loaded by conveyor at Kirk, Minnesota, Christmas tree grower. The company had 1,750 feet of rail spur and could load 32 cars. They used 180 railroad cars … Continue reading

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