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Secretary of the East Surrey N Gauge railway club

Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 8

My last Tomytec temple building arrived today.  It took a whole 30 minutes to build, and I was able to lay out the buildings on the baseboard to get a reasonable appearance.  I’m sure that this doesn’t match how a … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1022

What have we got for Wednesday? Facebook often features Japanese modelling, bonsai style.  Tiny dioramas with exquisite detail, such as this one.  These little scenes might be just the way to have a quick change from your main project, and … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 7 – Downtown

I’ve had two or three days solid modelling, and the layout shows some real progress.  Having played around with the buildings, I chose what seems to be an interesting layout, and one that allows those with entrances on both sides … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 7 April 2021

Paul, as ever, sums it up better than I can! Another enjoyable ESNG Zoom meeting with some interesting technical hitches thrown in for good measure. One participant disappeared with the remaining members believing he had exploded before returning in to … Continue reading

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ESNG at work – Martin’s new layout

Martin has been sending me pictures of his new layout, that’s coming on well. Tracklaying – that’s where all the Peco track has gone? Cobalt point motors Baseboard joints DCC bus and good tidy (and labelled) wiring! Admiring progress with … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1021

Another Monday – it’s a Bank Holiday, too, but it’s strange how one doesn’t notice such things when one’s retired! We’ll start with a couple of pictures that show why Japanese railways are strange, sorry, unique…. I can’t imagine this … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 6

A little more progress on the layout, despite the distractions of fine weather and gardening.  I’ve started the ballasting, and the tram depot has taken shape.  Also on its way are the first two buildings on one end of the … Continue reading

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Return of the roundy-roundy

Picking up on those posts from the end of 2018 (was it really over two years ago?), I’m not sure whether I have posted these excellent layouts on here before – at least my tagging and indexing isn’t good enough … Continue reading

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April 1 – time for a little humour

Although we might not miss the service provided by Virgin Trains, their April Fools Day japes took quite a lot of beating! 2014 From the Daily Mirror: It seems Virgin Trains are big film buffs in their spare time.  In honour … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1020

Some more random thoughts for a Monday.  This is one of the best micro-layouts that I have seen for a while (in HO).  Not a lot of operation, but an interesting track layout and plenty of fun shuffling the cars … Continue reading

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