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Epsom Show – 2019 #2

Herstmonceux in ‘OO’ models the LBSCR in Sussex.  A rural location, but as with anywhere south of London, the opportunity to run plenty of trains up to the ‘smoke’. Fintonagh (O-16.5) models an imaginary terminus on the 3′ gauge Clogher … Continue reading

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Epsom Show – 2019 #1

I often miss the Epsom & Ewell MRC show at nearby Epsom.  Some years it has been the same weekend as our ESNG exhibition, and others the week after – and after our own show, I’ve had enough of model … Continue reading

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London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2019 – #3

Last visit to Ally Pally – I guess that next week I shall be blogging about N Gauge Southeast.  It’s been a busy few days working through the final details! Another favourite from the show was Eccleston (P4).  In some … Continue reading

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London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2019 – #2

And on with the layouts! Ballyconnell Road is unusual – 3mm/ft scale is unusual in itself, but this layout is 15.75mm gauge, representing the Irish 5′ 3″ lines.   I also really like the circular layout plan. And another road – … Continue reading

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London Festival of Railway Modelling – 2019 – #1

Last Saturday it was my annual pilgrimage to the London Festival of Railway Modelling at Alexandra Palace.  As usual, I went with my ex-work colleague Malcolm (unfortunately Peter can’t make it up the hill from the station these days.)  It’s … Continue reading

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Must resist bargains…..

Now I’m (more or less) retired and living on a pension, I told myself that I will have to cut back my railway spending (except for a few new models when they are finally issued.)  But it’s so very difficult … Continue reading

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Santa’s delivery 2018

What Santa brought me – via Ebay and handed directly to Maxine for wrapping! And is this the cutest tank engine ever (can’t think of a better adjective.)  ‘Borrowed’ from RMweb, it comes from Belgium. Bit tricky for ‘N’, though….

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