Category Archives: Prototype

Links whilst we play trains

A few links for today.  I’ll hope to get a first report of the ESNG show up on Monday. How about a model of Kim Jong-un’s armoured train?  You make have difficulty modelling his haircut in ‘N’, though.  Lots of … Continue reading

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A little more toilet humour

I was amused by this article from the BBC: Paris metro: Pregnant Frenchwoman fined for walking wrong way Of course, I immediately considered the cultural possibilities.  Young Frankenstein with the marvellous Marty Feldman…. Or better still, Monty Python….. But the … Continue reading

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Escaping the ‘beast’ #4

Last communique from Ron before he attempts to get back home.  Question of the day Name this ski resort. Clue: It has royal connections. SWITZERLAND DAY 6 Another cold day. It is now snowing heavily here. Today’s jaunt Filisur – … Continue reading

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Escaping the ‘beast’ #3

Ron’s daily quiz continues…. Question of the day What passes hundred of feet below this town? “The Swiss army tunnel network, that I understand makes the mountains a bit like cheese? Or more likely, some improbably long Swiss rail tunnel…” … Continue reading

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Escaping the ‘beast’ #2

Well, ESNG didn’t escape – we just opened up for a cup of tea on Thursday evening, but didn’t try to run trains.  Just a few local stalwarts turned up…  But let’s see how Ron is getting on over there … Continue reading

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Escaping the ‘beast’ #1

As the UK shivers under the ‘beast from the east’, we are all dreaming of escaping somewhere – probably a tropical beach.  However, Ron has gone east on holiday to Switzerland.  At least they are used to it….  (Note for … Continue reading

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Kung Hei Fat Choi!!

Not only Valentine’s Day (and the start of Lent) this week – it’s also Chinese New Year.  Like Easter, the exact date of this festival moves around a bit with the lunar calendar. Within China itself, millions will be on … Continue reading

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