Category Archives: ESNG

ESNG meeting – 21 April 2021

Another Wednesday, another meeting….. Missing Mr Dawes tonight, due to his usual anti-social working hours.  We started with just the six of us (plus Phil’s cat at one point)…… Paul was busy rebuilding his station again.  Otherwise the topics were … Continue reading

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From the members…..

Allan commented on the photo that I recently posted….. Do like the closing photo of the two class 31’s.  Hand brake not put on fully. They rolled down the siding in Cricklewood and through a set of buffers and ended … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 5 – on the road again

The roads are now in place.  I started by raising the level of the board with some thin foam board, as this is so light, and was also the right thickness.  Just need to be careful to use non-vapour adhesives, … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary – Kuritu II – 4 – electrics

Next job, the point motors.  The switches are just recessed into the baseboard.  All the switches come off my old ‘Earl’s Wood’ layout.  I think the little plastic push button switch is about 50 years old and came from an … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 17 March 2021

Bit of a record turnout this evening – and an international connection!  Business as usual to start with, but good to see Martin join us, recovering from a little maintenance on his shoulder.  Phil and Paul were running trains to … Continue reading

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