Category Archives: Exhibitions

Erith MRS exhibition 2023

Saturday, and another morning in the company of Mr Dawes.  Collected early to have time for a breakfast – as a retired milkman, I’m convinced that Allan knows every cafe in the south-east…..  Even after a top-up of tea and … Continue reading

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Canterbury MRS exhibition 2023

Last Saturday, I paid a visit to the Canterbury show with Messrs. Dawes and Atfield.  Visiting shows like this is also good for the drive there through the countryside.  Saturday was no exception, and a cold, sunny morning was best … Continue reading

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ESNG Open Day 2023 – publicity!

Here’s the flyer for April.  Black and white so that I can run them off at home – though of course my laserjet cartridge gave up when I tried to print a batch. Meanwhile, Wednesday’s running session included a slight … Continue reading

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ESNG exhibition 2023 – what’s happening

We were (or rather, I was) a bit slow getting a show together for April, so we’ve moved our annual show to the end of September this year, and will hold an Open Day at our usual time around Easter.  … Continue reading

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2022 – a modelling review of the year

For my last post in 2022, I thought that I’d review my modelling for the year.  Despite some weeks where I didn’t venture up to the loft, I seem to have make quite a lot of progress. Saggers Sidings was … Continue reading

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Another project completed….

As a viable alternative to Ron’s drinker’s guide to Germany, here’s another project that I actually finished today. You may recall, I was strengthening my N-mod loop and adding new, folding legs. Here’s the end result.  The leg stays are … Continue reading

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Stuttgart – 2022 #6 – A postscript

I thought that I had finished, but Duncan sent me some more pictures (with a leaning towards narrow gauge) and comments. Snow scene of the Harz narrow gauge in 6.5mm gauge. Interesting night-sky backscene with iluminated stars. Overall winner of … Continue reading

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Stuttgart – 2022 #5

Final pictures from Stuttgart, with the other layouts and modular systems. I’m not sure from the hall plan whether these are modules or standalone layouts – but both are lovely models.  I think my show favourite is this model of … Continue reading

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Stuttgart – 2022 #4

I’ve often seen criticism of the Stuttgart layout and modular systems in general that (a) it’s unrealistic and visually poor to have different scenery from different locations on adjacent modules, and (b) that the total mix of trains is not … Continue reading

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Stuttgart – 2022 #3

One of the pleasures of the Stuttgart meet is operating a section of track – without any complex junctions and other pointwork.  You need to be alert enough to spot trains coming, and whether there is room down the line … Continue reading

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