Category Archives: Out and about

Searching for a Strudel #6

So…. You have a reputation as a troublemaker, but you will not escape from Colditz, Herr Dawes!!! Meanwhile, back on the Elbe paddle steamers…. Next post, some trains again.

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Searching for a Strudel #5

Day 5 will come in two instalments…. Chilly becoming very hot. [Ed: Sounds like a vindaloo warning?] Left hotel at 9am to catch paddle steamer to Meissen. Following a lunch break tour of Meissen Pottery, which was boring. In shop … Continue reading

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Searching for a Strudel #4

So to Day 4…. Started off cool but once again it is now a scorcher. Group one way trip on Weisseritztal bahn from Freital before returning in our minibus to Dresden. Decided to try what they call their mountain railways. … Continue reading

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Searching for a Strudel #3

Day 3 of Ron’s latest exploits. Muggy turned into steady drizzle. This morning we had an interesting guided walk round Dresden. A free afternoon so I did a recce to find things to do on the remaining free day and … Continue reading

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Searching for a Strudel #2

Dresden trams…. Dresden Hbf, inside and out…. The River Elbe…. And Dresden itself.  Old Town…. Frauenkirche and Martin Luther statue…..

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Searching for a Strudel #1

This is the time of year I try to take a bit of a blogging break.  However, Ron is on his travels again, visiting Dresden, so I’ll have an easy time posting his reports and pictures of trains and places.  … Continue reading

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2mm Scale Association Diamond Jubilee Expo – 3

And finally, the micro layouts.  These were mostly entrants to the Diamond Jubilee Challenge layouts.  The 2mm Scale Association ran a layout challenge to celebrate their Diamond Jubilee in 2020. Entrants were required to build a small 2mm scale layout … Continue reading

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2mm Scale Association Diamond Jubilee Expo – 2

Today, we’ll look at the ‘medium’ sized layouts, that takes in anything that isn’t tiny and isn’t enormous.  These are the sort of layouts that the average punter could build – not ‘lifetime’ layouts like those in the my last … Continue reading

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2mm Scale Association Diamond Jubilee Expo – 1

Plenty of blogging to get on with.  I’ve got another set of photos from Germany, as Ron once again goes in hunt of the elusive strudel – and no doubt immediately eats it.  But first, an account of a most … Continue reading

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Potpourri #1051

Haven’t done one of these for a while….. Some interesting information on the French move to electric railways.  I apologise for the commentator’s accent.  The BBC has a lot to answer for…. The end of the London trams.  This time … Continue reading

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