Category Archives: Inspiration

Two exhibitions and a breakfast

Wasn’t there a film with a similar name many years ago? Allan asked whether Derek and I were interested in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, followed by visits to the Worthing and Dorking MRC exhibitions.  An offer not to be turned down.  … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1055 – ESNG edition!

A few random pictures culled from the ESNG members…. Here we have Allan, hob-nobbing with the famous – I think Mr Kato qualifies as that.  Also in the photo are the Stuttgart N Club crowd who came across to TINGS.  From … Continue reading

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TINGS 2022 – Some other layouts

Allan walked around the show as it opened, and caught some of the other layouts on display.  I’ve selected some of the layouts that I’d have spent time watching!!  They appear in alphabetical order… Always good to see Ambleton Vale, … Continue reading

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Seaboard Southern NMRA show, 17 September 2022

Saturday was the local NMRA group’s annual meet at the Charis Centre in Crawley.  Although I am modelling less American railroads than in the past, it’s a local show and well worth a visit.  Even better, Simon picked me up … Continue reading

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Beamish Museum

Dave recently sent me some pictures from his Beamish Museum trip earlier in the year.  Beamish is a well-known site in County Durham, that describes itself as the Living Museum of the North: Beamish is a world famous open air … Continue reading

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I’m running out of snappy titles #2

The rest of Ron’s pictures come from all over…. First, Langenau, Ron’s base for the holiday.  Langenau Hbf, 10-15 minutes walk from village centre. On to Lindau…. A little, rather pretty, tourism…. And back to the station…. Last stop, Munich … Continue reading

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I’m running out of snappy titles #1

Hardly back from the Isle of Man, Ron set sail (figuratively speaking) for Bavaria.  I’ve mostly posted the railway photos (sorry those who enjoy the tourism….) Today is at Ulm Hbf… Buses and trams ourside…. Back in the station…. Nice … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1054

Just for a change, a few things that caught my eye recently. Jago Hazzard looks at Borough Road – a very closed station close to my old London stamping grounds… Something for our ESNG members to emulate. (Note it’s a … Continue reading

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Across the Irish Sea – 8

Last, but not least, we have the 2′ gauge Groudle Glen Railway.  Less than a mile long, and 2′ gauge, it serves the Sea Lion Rocks Tea Room.   The Glen and the viaduct carrying the road and Manx Electric … Continue reading

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Across the Irish Sea – 7

Today we visit the Manx Electric Railway sheds and works. Just a photo dump, really.  Lots of trams in all states of repair, and some spare parts! And finally, the works mascot.  If this falls off the building, the MER … Continue reading

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