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About snitchthebudgie

Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

The Bartlett’s in Berlin – 1 – repost

We’re off to Berlin again this weekend, so I thought I’d repost pictures from our first visit five years ago – and lots of trams and trains. Maxine and I recently spent a long weekend in Berlin, visiting our eldest … Continue reading

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Two views of the hobby

Following the tragic trashing of the Market Deeping MRC exhibition, and the amazing show of solidarity that raised over £100,000 for the club and other exhibition losses, there have been a number of positive articles in the newspapers.  Here are … Continue reading

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Replacement bus needed?

After a rather heavy week in the model railway world, a little light relief is needed… Council left red-faced after £6,000 bus shelter built on road with no buses Residents were left scratching their heads after a £6,000 bus shelter … Continue reading

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Llanastr – yet another small layout – repost

I realised that, having just written my post on expoEM and Llanastr, I had already blogged this little layout.  As it’s a busy week, I’ll repost this earlier screed.  It’s coming up to holiday season again, so I may well … Continue reading

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expoEM Spring 2019

Last Saturday I drove over to Bracknell to visit the Spring expoEM.  I have never insisted on exhibitions having any ‘N’ gauge, so an excellent show like this an easy drive away was a must.  There were some very good … Continue reading

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Sad, sad, news

Like many of the UK model railway community, I have been shocked and saddened by the news about the Market Deeping MRC show in Stamford.  As you have probably read, it had to be cancelled after four teenagers broke into … Continue reading

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A rival for Paul?

Not a bad selection….. Some excellent models and camera angles…. And the real thing….

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