Category Archives: N Club International

Stuttgart – 2022 #1

Whilst Maxine and I were in Berlin, Allan travelled to the NCI meet at Stuttgart.  I’d originally considered doing a triangular trip including both Stuttgart and Berlin, but this was just too difficult for my tired old brain!  Maybe another … Continue reading

Posted in ESNG, Exhibitions, N Club International | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A dangerous hobby?

Who said that model railways are a safe sedate hobby.  Well, this is Australia after all.  I’m surprised that he didn’t show the gigantic spider hiding in the goods shed! This does of course raise the question as to the … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibitions, Jon's layout ramblings, Layout design, N Club International | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A little basic carpentry….

Modelling continues whilst waiting for the covid all clear (written on Monday.)  No symptoms, but generally knackered.  Here are a couple of shots of the bus depot, with some added figures (BR station staff make good bus crew – similar … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibitions, Jon's layout ramblings, Layout design, N Club International | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Up the Junction….

A week of fairly mild (I think) covid has at least given me some modelling time – though even scenic work has seemed rather more tiring than usual. My N-club to N-mod junction is just about complete.  I need to … Continue reading

Posted in Exhibitions, Jon's layout ramblings, Layout design, N Club International | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Getting N-Club to TINGS 2022

How do you get a large modular layout from Germany to TINGS?  A layout that looks like this…. You take a trailer like this…. And pack it full like this….. Using the local (and in some cases unskilled) labour! Of … Continue reading

Posted in ESNG, Exhibitions, N Club International | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

TINGS 2022 – a few thoughts

I’ve been interested to see the reactions to this year’s TINGS on Facebook and forums.  Such a wide range of opinions, from very good down to very disappointing.  As an occasional exhibition manager, albeit of smaller shows, it is educational … Continue reading

Posted in ESNG, Exhibitions, N Club International | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

TINGS 2022 – The N-Club layout

Well, I’ve finally gotten around to posting Allan’s TINGS photos, after one or two diversions onto other topics.  He spent a pleasant weekend helping our N-Club International friends from Stuttgart operate their modular layout.  The set-up and layout…. Some of … Continue reading

Posted in ESNG, Exhibitions, N Club International | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

More Stuttgart – the Danish junction #2

And here are the construction photos.  I’ve just ‘dumped’ the lot without comment, but do note the impressive multi-level baseboards.  There are also a few useful techniques on show – ballasting and a use for bottled water!!!! Thanks again, Kim, … Continue reading

Posted in ESNG, Exhibitions, N Club International | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

More Stuttgart – the Danish junction #1

You’ll recall that I posted a few pictures of a most impressive junction built by our Danish friends and exhibited at Stuttgart.  But I knew that I’d seen some better pictures somewhere.  So having put in a request through Allan … Continue reading

Posted in ESNG, Exhibitions, N Club International | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

More Stuttgart 2021

Having seen Stefan’s comments on the show, I couldn’t resist another post on Stuttgart 2021.  He writes Everything (well – almost) is back at its place, pictures will be exchanged, mails written: an really very fine exhibition found it’s end.  … Continue reading

Posted in ESNG, Exhibitions, N Club International | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment