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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

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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A Victorian Christmas tragedy

From the Guardian: Charles Dickens’s final Christmas turkey lost by Great Western Railway Rediscovered letter records that 30lb bird was dispatched by train but transferred to a replacement coach service that caught fire. Charles Dickens’s stoic response to the destruction … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 18 December 2019

Last ESNG meeting of the year, and I wasn’t expecting many to turn out on a cold, wet, night just before Christmas.  But there were 10 members present, including the Cha(I)rman, despite his early milk round the following day.  The … Continue reading

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Very minimum radii

Again trawling the Traction Facebook site. Volkmar Meier has some interesting 3D printed interurbans and streetcars on Shapeways.  But here he looks at getting the trolleys to go round in ever decreasing circles…. Tomytec drivers, have you ever wondered about … Continue reading

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Two traction micros

A few weeks ago I posted a link to the little micro-layout of the Japanese Gakunan line.  I’ve included the track layout and another picture below… I recently joined the Facebook ‘Traction Model Railroading’ group, that is full of inspiring … Continue reading

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End of an era

After 43 years working for the same company, I paid my last visit to work today.  As I have been working part time and on zero-hours, I submitted my final invoice, and handed in my computer and door card. Truly … Continue reading

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A video and some interesting loops….

Brian has been testing his Brighton Belle…. “This is not supposed to be a spoiler, but I couldn’t help but be impressed by the detail on The Brighton Belle 5BEL from Arnold – it shouts quality” And how about these … Continue reading

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