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Monday miscellany

Was this really published 30 years ago? I still think this is the most influential book on railway modelling ever published.  It introduced a string of new concepts into modelling – for example the ‘cameo’ layout, and ‘staged’ layouts with … Continue reading

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Another year of blogging

Amazingly, WordPress has just told me that I have been blogging for seven years.  The statistics for this time are: 1,261 posts 707 comments 157,343 views Haven’t you lot got anything better to do? Interestingly, the list of most popular … Continue reading

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Scaleforum 2020 – online

I am a firm believer in looking at other scales other than ‘N’.  And I can’t cope with criticisms of exhibitions that moan about, “Not much ‘N’ there.”  Surely, one can take inspiration from any scale or gauge, and they … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 7 February 2019

A massive 13 members turned out yesterday evening, even without the Cha(I)rman, who had gone missing.  As the treasurer commented, ‘I didn’t know we had that many members!’ As for the trains, it was ‘Hallo Kitty’ time, as Paul’s latest … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 16 January 2019

Eleven members present on Wednesday, and it was good to see the Cha(I)rman, having risked the early milk round the following day, and especially Ian, having been out of circulation for a while.   Sunday was goods train evening.  Wednesday … Continue reading

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Odd modelling idea #999

How about a train with the sliding doors open? Jubilee Line Tube train filmed with doors wide open Footage has emerged of a London Underground train travelling between stations with some of its doors wide open. The Jubilee Line service … Continue reading

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ESNG meeting – 19 September 2018

First, a video of last Sunday’s PlayDay. Thank you, Brian! A quieter meeting this evening, with just the eight members turning out.  But trains were running.  A rare appearance of Japanese steam from Paul…. Together with a colourful electric locomotive….. … Continue reading

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Believe it or not spot….

If your drivers keep going on strike, what do you do? “SNCF targets autonomous trains in five years” An autonomous locomotive in northern France is controlled by a “téléconducteur” at the control centre in Lyon.  Strike-hit French Railways is rapidly … Continue reading

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ESNG PlayDay – 16 September 2018

A sunny September afternoon, and a good turnout of 15 for the PlayDay.  We started rather than finished with curry, as Allan was on a 2am start milk round on Monday.  Miles did appreciate the buffet and certainly got his … Continue reading

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Forest of Dean and Gloucester

A week away in the Forest of Dean, then Gloucester, has been very pleasant.  The Forest of Dean Railway was running with steam on the wrong days for us, but there was plenty to look at and enjoy. What they … Continue reading

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