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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

ESNG meeting – 7 October 2020

Back on Zoom tonight for yet another club meeting.  Good to see everyone again.  No Peter tonight, as he was down at the caravan…. Down in West Sussex at the moment, oh, a Class 700 followed by a track cleaning … Continue reading

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Another year of blogging

Amazingly, WordPress has just told me that I have been blogging for seven years.  The statistics for this time are: 1,261 posts 707 comments 157,343 views Haven’t you lot got anything better to do? Interestingly, the list of most popular … Continue reading

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Scaleforum 2020 – online

I am a firm believer in looking at other scales other than ‘N’.  And I can’t cope with criticisms of exhibitions that moan about, “Not much ‘N’ there.”  Surely, one can take inspiration from any scale or gauge, and they … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 30 September 2020

Because it has been one of those funny five week months, I made the executive decision to meet on the 30th, as well as next Wednesday.  The usual suspects were in attendance, and Good to see Paul managing to log … Continue reading

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(Almost) Wordless Wednesday.

No bright ideas today.  Just a few gleanings from the web (hopefully not messing with anyone’s copyright.  Still my favourite electric locomotives….. An unusual visitor at Dorchester South station. Meeting up with a primary school friend on Saturday, I was … Continue reading

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Ron escapes from the frozen north

And to quote the late, great, Jimi Hendrix – “Still raining, still dreaming!” Another cold rainy day. Here are photos of Blackpool North one of which was taken from Sainsburys Cafe opposite station. Yes, it’s a real British seaside holiday…. … Continue reading

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Ron and the typical British seaside holiday

Yes, it’s been raining! Went down to breakfast this morning and sat in a sea front window to watch the rain coming down. Weather improved during the day but I went down to town for an early evening meal and … Continue reading

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Ron does like to be beside the seaside…..

Searching for the only place in the country that Boris allows us to travel to, Ron decided on a quick trip to Blackpool.  I can’t resist quoting Jethro Tull from 1971 (I was still at school – just – and … Continue reading

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Real trains and little trains

Sorry, guys, no Beyonce today!  Just another video from Brian. Here’s some more live steam action from yesterday at the Sittingbourne and Kemsley light railway, to share next time. A buffer beam view of the route, (you can hear snippets … Continue reading

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Real trains, plus….

Some real trains today. Chris got to the Isle of Wight. Hi Jon, a couple of photos from the IOW steam railway last weekend. The Ivatt tank has a cut down roof, which was the plan in the 60, s … Continue reading

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