Category Archives: ESNG

Covid-19 diary #15

Currently on the workbench…. An ex-GWR bullion van, dating back to Churchward’s days.  In reality, it only ran from Paddington to Bristol (I think).  It lasted long enough to be repainted from crimson to maroon, and was withdrawn in the … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #14 – ESNG edition

It’s been good to get news that two ESNG members have been busy Peter writes…. Good Afternoon Hope everyone is keeping safe and well, although there seems to be some people who have no regards at all for the other … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #13

A burst of action has just about completed the Warwells and Warflats.  I realised that I needed to fit a coupling to join with Rapido’s at each end of the rake of wagons.  A little length of brass wire did … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #12

Some real progress with the Warwells, at last.  Here are the first three, rolling and coupled, loaded with Cromwell tanks. But it’s been a real game getting there.  I started by using the NGS diamond frame bogies with Farish wheels.  … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #11

A little progress on the workbench… I’ve started a new project, 2 old Chivers LMS horse boxes. But I’ve decided to fit the 2mm Association etched chassis (using Farish wheels in the special axles to fit these etches.)  Such tiny … Continue reading

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Stuttgart – what will happen this year?

The NCI meet at Stuttgart seems a long time away in deepest November, but who knows whether it will happen or not?  I recently had a mail from Stefan in Stuttgart, responding to our ESNG newsletter. Feeling almost exactly the … Continue reading

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Covid-19 diary #10

Still here!  People are writing a lot about the psychological effects of Covid-19.  In the Bartlett household lock-in is definitely having strange effects.  I spent 3 hours digging in the garden yesterday and 3 today.  Never mind the psychology – … Continue reading

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